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What causes postpartum depression?

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Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not Certain

The reasons for postpartum depression are not certain.
However, there are suggestions that the sudden hormonal changes that take place at the end of pregnancy are involved. The are questions as to why some women are affected and others are not. A previous history of depression increased the risk of postpartum depression, as does previous episodes of postpartum depression.

In brief: Not Certain

The reasons for postpartum depression are not certain.
However, there are suggestions that the sudden hormonal changes that take place at the end of pregnancy are involved. The are questions as to why some women are affected and others are not. A previous history of depression increased the risk of postpartum depression, as does previous episodes of postpartum depression.
Dr. William Holmes
Dr. William Holmes
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Dr. Susan Feingold
The exact causes of PPD are unknown, but likely multiple factors (biological, psychological stress, social and relationship) contribute, including the dramatic hormonal changes that occur following delivery.
Dr. Susan Feingold
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Exact causes unknown

Multiple factors are often involved including dramatic hormonal changes following delivery when estrogen and Progesterone drop to levels similar to pre-pregnancy.

In brief: Exact causes unknown

Multiple factors are often involved including dramatic hormonal changes following delivery when estrogen and Progesterone drop to levels similar to pre-pregnancy.
Dr. Susan Feingold
Dr. Susan Feingold
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