Postpartum depression: Clinical Pearls

Untreated postpartum depression is common affects the health of the woman, infant, and family | Now@NEJM

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Pregnant women should receive information about the signs and symptoms of postpartum depression and its effects. Treatment depends on the severity of symptoms and the level of functional impairment and can include social support, psychological therapy, and pharmacotherapy (generally an SSRI as first-line treatment). A new Clinical Practice article explains further.

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