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Does having manic depression, put you at a higher risk of post partum depression? How soon can PPD start?

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Dr. Mark Reynolds
Psychiatry
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In brief: Absolutely!

Women with bipolar disorder are at very high risk for postpartum depression.
It may occur soon after delivery or up to a year later, by definition. The research indicates that anywhere from half to two-thirds of women with bipolar i or ii disorder may face severe depression in the months after delivery.

In brief: Absolutely!

Women with bipolar disorder are at very high risk for postpartum depression.
It may occur soon after delivery or up to a year later, by definition. The research indicates that anywhere from half to two-thirds of women with bipolar i or ii disorder may face severe depression in the months after delivery.
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Dr. Jerald Ratner
Psychiatry

In brief: Yes

Increased risk.

In brief: Yes

Increased risk.
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