Postpartum depression – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. Iím Joe Balintfy. There are approximately half a million women who are at risk of developing postpartum depression. After childbirth, many women feel tearful, emotionally sensitive, or overwhelmed. Dr. Kathleen OíLeary of the National Institute of Mental Health explains.
OíLeary: Many women, probably at least fifty percent, experience what are called the baby blues for a week or two after giving birth. If these symptoms go on for more than two weeks or become more intense or women start experiencing some of the other symptoms of depression, then they should really seek help.
Narrator: For more information on postpartum depression, visit www.nimh.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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