Postpartum depression

Specialty of Obstetrics & Gynecology

The postpartum depression is a feeling of sadness, melancholy, unhappiness, depression or collapse that can undergo a woman after giving birth and can last up to one year after childbirth. The most likely cause appears to be the hormonal changes that occur during and after pregnancy, about imbalances that can affect the mood of the mother. The symptoms usually disappear with time, but occasionally becomes chronic and is necessary to resort to a specialist, who will assess the various treatment options, from therapy to specific medication.

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