The effectiveness of various postpartum depression treatments and the impact of antidepressant drugs on nursing infants.

@article{Gjerdingen2003TheEO,
  title={The effectiveness of various postpartum depression treatments and the impact of antidepressant drugs on nursing infants.},
  author={Dwenda Kay Gjerdingen},
  journal={The Journal of the American Board of Family Practice},
  year={2003},
  volume={16 5},
  pages={372-82}
}
BACKGROUND Postpartum depression is seen in approximately 13% of women who have recently given birth; unfortunately, it often remains untreated. Important causes for undertreatment of this disorder are providers' and patients' lack of information about the effectiveness of various treatments, and their concerns about the impact of treatment on nursing infants. This article presents research-based evidence on the benefits of various treatments for postpartum depression and their potential risks… CONTINUE READING
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