POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION

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Improving the treatment of postpartum depression in teenage mothers

Improving the treatment of postpartum depression in teenage mothers

Postpartum depression (PPD) is a mood disorder that can affect women after giving birth, and the symptoms are similar to the ones presented in major depressive disorder. It is estimated that 10 to 15% of new adult mothers develop Postpartum Depression (PPD) within the first year after giving birth -and the percentage increases up to 26% in adolescent mothers.