• By Vivien Williams

Mayo Clinic Minute: Postpartum Depression – Not Just the Baby Blues

March 21, 2016

a depressed woman holding an infant babyYou've waited nine months, and your new baby finally has arrived. But a few weeks later, instead of feeling joy and contentment, you experience anxiety, sadness, episodes of crying and guilt. You may be suffering from postpartum depression. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 1 out of every 10 women will have some degree of postpartum depression, which is different from and more severe than the "baby blues."

In this Mayo Clinic Minute, reporter Vivien Williams talks to family medicine specialist 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.