Treating postpartum depression

Treating postpartum depression

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Postpartum depression affects many mothers who feel they are alone or overwhelmed, but there is help for those who are struggling.

The baby blues usually fade on their own within a few days to one to two weeks. In the meantime, get as much rest as you can. Accept help from family and friends. Connect with other new moms. Avoid alcohol, which can make mood swings worse. If you have an underactive thyroid, your doctor may prescribe thyroid medication.

Postpartum depression is often treated with counseling and/or medication.

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