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Are antidepressants needed to get over the baby blues?
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Not necessarily
Baby blues typically go away within a few days to a few weeks.
If you have a supportive family and have people who can stay with you and help you, you may not need antidepressants.

In brief: Not necessarily
Baby blues typically go away within a few days to a few weeks.
If you have a supportive family and have people who can stay with you and help you, you may not need antidepressants.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Not usually
Baby blues is generally only going to last a few days to a week or so.
So baby blues doesn't require anything but time and some support from your family. If the crying, frustration or depression lasts longer, you may have post-partum depression. Depression is more serious. If you aren't sure, call your doctor. Even if your exam isn't for a few weeks, we want to know if you are having trouble.

In brief: Not usually
Baby blues is generally only going to last a few days to a week or so.
So baby blues doesn't require anything but time and some support from your family. If the crying, frustration or depression lasts longer, you may have post-partum depression. Depression is more serious. If you aren't sure, call your doctor. Even if your exam isn't for a few weeks, we want to know if you are having trouble.
Dr. Megan Bird
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Dr. Sheila Goodman
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Not normally
Baby blues is normally a brief period of uncontrolled crying that occurs in the first couple of weeks after delivery.
It is mainly related to the hormone shifts that happen after delivery and sleep deprivation. If a new mother is finding that her moods are bad enough to affect her ability to take care of herself or her children, that is postpartum depression, not baby blues, and needs treatment.

In brief: Not normally
Baby blues is normally a brief period of uncontrolled crying that occurs in the first couple of weeks after delivery.
It is mainly related to the hormone shifts that happen after delivery and sleep deprivation. If a new mother is finding that her moods are bad enough to affect her ability to take care of herself or her children, that is postpartum depression, not baby blues, and needs treatment.
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Dr. Sheila Goodman
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