A 38-year-old member asked:

If the baby blues are caused by dropping levels of estrogen and progesterone, then would birth control pills help?

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Dr. J. Kirk Clopton
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Usually not: We don't have a good exp[aination for why, but hormone products usually don't help. I would discuss your symptoms with your family doctor fir the best intervention.
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