Postpartum Depression Risk Factors
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Postpartum Depression Risks
These factors increase your chance of developing postpartum depression. Tell your doctor if you have any of these risk factors:
- Previous episode of depression or postpartum depression
- Family member with depression
- History of severe Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
- Lack of support system and/or strained relationship with partner
- History of Anxiety disorder
Hormonal changes in the brain may contribute to postpartum depression.
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