How are postpartum blues and postpartum depression differentiated?

Updated: Oct 11, 2019
  • Author: Saju Joy, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Christine Isaacs, MD  more...
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Postpartum depression is more persistent and debilitating than postpartum blues, often interfering with the mother's ability to care for herself or her child. [2] Untreated depression is associated with poor maternal health and intrauterine growth restriction. [2, 41]


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