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Postpartum Depression (cont.)

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Author: Roxanne Dryden-Edwards, MD

Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, Chief Medical Editor, eMedicineHealth

Previous contributing author and editors:

Author: Julia Frank, MD, Director of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, George Washington University School of Medicine.

Editors: Suzanne R Trupin, MD, Clinical Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; Lee P Shulman, MD, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Head, Section of Reproductive Genetics, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois.


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Gjerdingen, D. "The effectiveness of various postpartum depression treatments and the impact of antidepressant drugs on nursing infants." Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine 16.5 Sept. 2003: 372-282.

Roberts, S.L., J.A. Bushnell, S.C. Collings, and G.L. Purdie. "Psychological health of men with partners who have post-partum depression." Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine 22 Sept. 2009: 473-482.

Last Editorial Review: 6/26/2012

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