Depressed affect is one of the features of postpartum blues.
Tearfulness is one of the features of postpartum blues.
Fatigue is one of the features of postpartum blues.
Symptoms of postpartum blues start 2-3 days after delivery and usually resolve within two weeks.
Treatment of postpartum blues is supportive (address symptoms and patient education); these patients usually don't require hospitalization, antipsychotics, or antidepressants. Follow-up to assess for major depressive disorder with peripartum onset (postpartum depression) is crucial because this may require further psychological and pharmacological therapy.
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