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POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION (PPD)
Although it is normal to have what is colloquially known as the “baby blues” following the birth of a child, this tends to naturally go away not too long after. PPD can start during the pregnancy to one year after the birth of a child, where the individual will show the typical symptoms of depression which affects their mood; the way they feel about themselves, how they relate to others, and how they interact with the rest of the world.
Ultimately, PPD affects people from many different walks of life, regardless of the ease or difficulty of the pregnancy, whether they are a first-time parent or have other children, whether they are married or not, and regardless of socioeconomic status, education, and cultural background.
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