• By Vivien Williams

Mayo Clinic Minute: Postpartum Depression — More Than the Baby Blues

May 19, 2016

a depressed woman holding an infant babyPostpartum depression (PPD) is real. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 1 out of every 10 new moms suffer from it. PPD is much more than what's called the baby blues, because it lasts longer and tends to be more severe. Symptoms include mood swings, anxiety, sadness, crying irritability and feeling overwhelmed. Prompt treatment is important, and Mayo Clinic experts say it works.

Reporter Vivien Williams talks to Mayo Clinic family physician Dr. Summer Allen about ways to handle postpartum depression.

Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute

Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1:09) is in the downloads. Read the script.

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