Postpartum Depression Topic Guide

Postpartum Depression Postpartum Depression:

Postpartum depression occurs in 10%-20% of women after having a baby. Symptoms and signs include frequent crying, sleep disturbance, and weight loss. Treatment may involve psychotherapy and medication.

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Postpartum Depression Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

citalopram (oral) Citalopram (oral)

Citalopram is an antidepressant in a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).

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venlafaxine Venlafaxine

Venlafaxine is a selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) antidepressant...learn more »

paroxetine Paroxetine

Paroxetine is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant.

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sertraline Sertraline

Sertraline is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI)...learn more »

fluoxetine Fluoxetine

Fluoxetine is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) antidepressant.

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valproic acid Valproic Acid

Valproic acid is used to treat various types of seizure disorders. Valproic acid is sometimes used together with other seizure medications...learn more »

lithium Lithium

Lithium is a mood stabilizer that is used to treat or control the manic episodes of bipolar disorder (manic depression). Manic symptoms include hyperactivit...learn more »