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Postpartum Blues

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5 KEY FACTS
SYMPTOMS
Depressed Affect
Sad Affect

Depressed affect is one of the features of postpartum blues.

Tearfulness
Tears

Tearfulness is one of the features of postpartum blues.

Fatigue
Sleepy-guy

Fatigue is one of the features of postpartum blues.

Resolves in 2 Weeks
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Symptoms of postpartum blues start 2-3 days after delivery and usually resolve within two weeks.

TREATMENT
Supportive Care
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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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