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What are major risk factors for postpartum depression?

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Dr. Jeff Jacobs
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Past History

Far and away, the largest risk factor for post-partum depression is a prior personal history of a major depressive episode, major mood episode such as mania or bipolar disorder, or a prior psychotic episode.
To a lesser extent, a family history of any of the above increases the risk.

In brief: Past History

Far and away, the largest risk factor for post-partum depression is a prior personal history of a major depressive episode, major mood episode such as mania or bipolar disorder, or a prior psychotic episode.
To a lesser extent, a family history of any of the above increases the risk.
Dr. Jeff Jacobs
Dr. Jeff Jacobs
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Postpartum depressio

Risk factors are; history of depression, low self esteem, cigarette smoking, childcare stress, formula feeding instead of breast feeding, lack of social support, anxiety or depression during pregnancy, life stress, poor marital relationship, low socioeconomic status, single marital status, unplanned or unwanted pregnancy.

In brief: Postpartum depressio

Risk factors are; history of depression, low self esteem, cigarette smoking, childcare stress, formula feeding instead of breast feeding, lack of social support, anxiety or depression during pregnancy, life stress, poor marital relationship, low socioeconomic status, single marital status, unplanned or unwanted pregnancy.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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