Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Depression after Childbirth Outlook

What to expect with postpartum depression:

  • Most cases of postpartum depression respond well to treatment.
  • Postpartum depression usually resolves over 4 to 12 months.

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Last Updated: Jun 26, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Depression after Childbirth References
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