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Preventing Postpartum Depression

Women who have a history of depression, are under stress or lack social support are most at risk, but a review of 15 studies shows that the condition can be prevented in such women.

One-on-one emotional support after delivery may be a good way to avoid PPD. Women who have a history of depression, are under stress or lack social support are most at risk, but a review of 15 studies shows that the condition can be prevented in such women. The analysis found that receiving individual assessment and weekly support from a health professional after delivery reduced the risk. Group therapy and prenatal preventive strategies weren't as effective.

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