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Postpartum Depression (cont.)

Postpartum Depression Prognosis

Postpartum depression usually goes away during the months after delivery. Some women have symptoms for months or years. With the help of appropriate treatment, the prognosis for postpartum depression is usually quite good.

If untreated, the illness can cause prolonged misery for the mother and her family.

  • It can hurt the mother-baby relationship.
  • It could even be dangerous if the mother considers hurting her child or herself.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/24/2014

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