What Is Postpartum Depression?

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  • Not the Baby Blues
  • Extreme Cases of Post-Partum Depression
  • Symptons
  • The Causes
  • How Is It Treated?
  • When to Call the Doctor
  • Prevention
  • How Many Women Have Post-Partum Depression?
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  • Resources to Call

What Is Postpartum Depression?

Miriam Carey, 34, who was killed by Capitol Hill police after a high speed chase in Washington, D.C., Thursday, reportedly suffered from postpartum depression after the birth of her 1-year-old daughter, Erica. She also suffered from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. BET.com takes a look at what this illness is and other women who have experienced it.Natelege Whaley 

A mother can have this form of depression within the first few months after childbirth, after a miscarriage and or stillbirth. Postpartum depression can last for months.

(Photo: Facebook via Miriam Carey)

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