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What are the causes of depression? What about postpartum depression?

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Dr. Linda Whitby
Obstetrics & Gynecology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Quite Complex!

Mood disorders are very complex -quite often it may be situational, more often than recognized, "in the family" or genetic.
Nutrition, hormones, undesired life changes, loss of a loved one -even a pet can send your outlook and persona down to the negative numbers. Even the best swimmers sometimes need help getting ashore. Depression, while complex, is treatable. Lots of initial self-screen on web.

In brief: Quite Complex!

Mood disorders are very complex -quite often it may be situational, more often than recognized, "in the family" or genetic.
Nutrition, hormones, undesired life changes, loss of a loved one -even a pet can send your outlook and persona down to the negative numbers. Even the best swimmers sometimes need help getting ashore. Depression, while complex, is treatable. Lots of initial self-screen on web.
Dr. Linda Whitby
Dr. Linda Whitby
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Dr. Susan Feingold
Clinical Psychology
4 doctors agree

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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