Postpartum depression – Definition
Postpartum depression is a type of depression that affects some women shortly after childbirth. It is not uncommon for women to experience temporary mood disorders or “blues” after giving birth. If it goes on for more than a few days, however, it is called postpartum depression.
Postpartum depression – Causes
The cause of postpartum depression is unclear. The cause may be related to sudden hormonal changes during and after delivery. Untreated thyroid conditions may also be associated with postpartum depression.