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Enjoy your baby! What is postpartum depression, and how can you fight it? We debunk the myths

The birth of a baby can trigger a jumble of powerful emotions, from excitement and joy to fear and anxiety. But it can also result in something you might not expect — depression.

Many new moms experience the “baby blues” after childbirth, which commonly include mood swings and crying spells that fade quickly.

But some new moms experience a more severe, long-lasting form of depression known as postpartum depression.

Rarely, an extreme form of postpartum depression known as postpartum psychosis develops after childbirth.

Postpartum depression isn’t a character flaw or a weakness.

Sometimes it’s simply a complication of giving birth.

If you have postpartum depression, prompt treatment can help you manage your symptoms — and enjoy your baby.

Christina Wichman — a psychiatrist with Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin joined the Studio A team to talk about postpartum depression, tips on combating it, and some common misconceptions.

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  • aradhya

    Depression is a result of unhealthy thinking and can be cured in simple way by changing our way of thinking. We won’t need any medication for this. I tried to cure my depression through healthy thinking and have succeeded. I was motivated a lot by thoughts of -‘ Pandit Sri Ram Sharma Acharya’. I thought of sharing this with everyone. If it helped me, I trust His teachings and way of healthy living can help others also. You can find his thoughts here- http://quotes.awgp.org/chintan.php?qType=1&lng_id=2

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