Postpartum Depression (cont.)
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What Is the Treatment for Postpartum Depression?
While self-care cannot take the place of medical care in depression, there are things you can do to improve your mood and your ability to function at home.
Are There Home Remedies for Postpartum Depression?
What Is the Medical Treatment for Postpartum Depression?
Treatment for postpartum depression depends on the form and how severe it is.
For postpartum blues, no specific treatment may be necessary because the condition goes away by itself and usually does not result in severe symptoms. If symptoms don't go away within two weeks, call your health care professional.
For postpartum depression, the severity of the illness will guide the health care professional in choosing treatment. Milder forms may be treated with psychological therapy. More severe forms may require medication. A combination is sometimes helpful.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/8/2016
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