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How long does post-partum depression last? Can it last indefinitely?
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Dr. James Cunnar
Family Medicine
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In brief: Depends, and yes
Each woman is different.
Most post-partum depression lasts 4-6 months, and resolves once the woman's hormones settle back into their pre-pregnancy state. For some women, especially those who have a family or personal history of depression or mental illness, the mood disorder can persist. Medicine is a viable treatment option for both temporary and longer term depression.

In brief: Depends, and yes
Each woman is different.
Most post-partum depression lasts 4-6 months, and resolves once the woman's hormones settle back into their pre-pregnancy state. For some women, especially those who have a family or personal history of depression or mental illness, the mood disorder can persist. Medicine is a viable treatment option for both temporary and longer term depression.
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