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In the U.S., estimates of new mothers identified with PPD each year vary by state from eight to 20 percent, with an overall average of 11.5 percent. More than half of these cases may go undiagnosed without proper screening. Symptoms can range from feelings of fear and hopelessness to crippling isolation; these debilitating symptoms can have a substantial negative impact on maternal physical and mental health, and can also negatively impact her partner and the infant’s physical, mental and emotional development.
Dr. Samantha Meltzer-Brody discusses the signs and symptoms of PPD and how PPD differs from the “baby blues.”
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