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The causes behind inexplicable mood changes

By uclahealth • September 29, 2020

During the postpartum period, new moms may be emotionally sensitive or experience mood swings. This is known as the “baby blues” period, and for many new moms it will usually subside after about two weeks.

But at least one in nine new moms develop a more serious condition­­, postpartum depression, which can negatively impact the [...]

By uclahealth • July 16, 2019
Dear Doctors: It's been two weeks since our son was born, and my wife seems to be having a hard time. She cries easily and has a lot of anxiety. Is this just baby blues, like my mother says, or is it postpartum depression? Dr. [...]
By Ask the Doctors • March 15, 2018