Author | Shaili Patel, MD

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Postpartum Anxiety or Depression? Diagnosis and Treatment in Nursing Mothers

November 01, 2005

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Women with postpartum depression frequently experience intrusive, obsessive ruminations that are part of a depressive episode. Many women with postpartum depression have significant anxiety, and many reach the level of meeting criteria for full-blown anxiety disorders. An anxiety disorder may also precede and contribute to the development of a depressive episode.