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What are the risk factors for postpartum depression?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Susan Feingold
Clinical Psychology
7 doctors agree
In brief: Prior Depression
Several risk factors can predispose women to ppd, including: *previous history of postpartum depression *symptoms of depression or severe anxiety during pregnancy *prior history of depression *significant pms or pmdd *lack of social support network *relationship problems *major psychosocial stressors *fertility issues may increase risk *history of physical and/or sexual abuse.

In brief: Prior Depression
Several risk factors can predispose women to ppd, including: *previous history of postpartum depression *symptoms of depression or severe anxiety during pregnancy *prior history of depression *significant pms or pmdd *lack of social support network *relationship problems *major psychosocial stressors *fertility issues may increase risk *history of physical and/or sexual abuse.
Dr. Susan Feingold
Dr. Susan Feingold
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Dr. David Fein
Preventive Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depression history
The most common risk factors for post-partum depression are a previous or current treatment for clinical depression, or a family history of clinical depression.
However, many women with no risk factors may see their "baby blues" progress to something more...And they should not hesitate to contact their OB for treatment.

In brief: Depression history
The most common risk factors for post-partum depression are a previous or current treatment for clinical depression, or a family history of clinical depression.
However, many women with no risk factors may see their "baby blues" progress to something more...And they should not hesitate to contact their OB for treatment.
Dr. David Fein
Dr. David Fein
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