Postpartum Depression (cont.)
Roxanne Dryden-Edwards, MD
Dr. Roxanne Dryden-Edwards is an adult, child, and adolescent psychiatrist. She is a former Chair of the Committee on Developmental Disabilities for the American Psychiatric Association, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, and Medical Director of the National Center for Children and Families in Bethesda, Maryland.
William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR
Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.
In this Article
- Postpartum depression facts
- What is postpartum depression? Are there different types of postpartum depression?
- What are causes and risk factors for postpartum depression?
- What are postpartum depression symptoms and signs?
- How do doctors diagnose postpartum depression?
- What are the treatments for postpartum depression?
- What is the prognosis of postpartum depression?
- Is it possible to prevent postpartum depression?
- Where can people get more information about postpartum depression?
- Where can people get support for postpartum depression?
- What research is being done on postpartum depression?
- Find a local Psychiatrist in your town
What is the prognosis of postpartum depression?
Women who have suffered from postpartum depression are much more likely to have depression again sometime in the future. They are also at risk for being the victim of emotional, physical, or sexual abuse, as well as for developing tobacco or other substance abuse. Children of mothers with PPD are at risk for medical emotional challenges as a result of problematic relationships with their mother and of receiving compromised care from their mother.
Is it possible to prevent postpartum depression?
Intensive nursing intervention in the form of visits to new mothers by a nurse can help prevent the development of postpartum depression.
Where can people get more information about postpartum depression?
Jennifer Mudd Houghtaling Postpartum Depression Foundation
200 E. Delaware Apt. 3D
Chicago, IL 60611
Kids Health -- Postpartum Depression and Caring for Your Baby
Postpartum Education for Parents
Womenshealth.gov helpline (English and Spanish)
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., EST. (closed on federal holidays)
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