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What can cause postnatal depression?

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Dr. Ernest Bordini
Clinical Psychology
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In brief: Risk and hormones

Postpartum depression is likely triggered by hormonal changes, and some people are at higher risk.
It can be quite dangerous and serious if not treated but there is help. Here is an article one of our associates wrote on the "baby blues" http://www.Cpancf.Com/articles_files/postpartumdepression.Asp hope it helps.

In brief: Risk and hormones

Postpartum depression is likely triggered by hormonal changes, and some people are at higher risk.
It can be quite dangerous and serious if not treated but there is help. Here is an article one of our associates wrote on the "baby blues" http://www.Cpancf.Com/articles_files/postpartumdepression.Asp hope it helps.
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