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Pill for Postpartum Depression Now Available

Woman suffering from postpartum depression | Image by Nicoleta Ionescu/Shutterstock
Woman suffering from postpartum depression | Image by Nicoleta Ionescu/Shutterstock

NBC 5 DFW reported that there is a pill for postpartum depression now available to patients:

It was supposed to be an exciting time. The new mother had just given birth at age 42, after a much-desired pregnancy. But within a week, she developed postpartum depression.

The medical condition — characterized by extreme sadness, anxiety or despair following childbirth — affects up to 1 in 5 women.

At five months postpartum, the woman was stuck in a haze, said Dr. Misty Richards, medical director of perinatal psychiatry at the Maternal Outpatient Mental Health Services Clinic at UCLA Health, who treated the patient and described her experience to NBC News.

To read the full NBC 5 DFW article, click HERE.

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