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Peripartum (Postpartum) Depression

Mary Kimmel, M.D., Jennifer Payne, M.D.
Peripartum (Postpartum) Depression is a topic covered in the Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide.

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  • Major depression with peripartum onset (includes postpartum depression)
  • "Peripartum depression" refers to a major depressive episode that occurs during pregnancy or within 4 weeks following delivery.
  • "Postpartum depression" refers to an episode of major depression that begins within the first 4 weeks after delivery.

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Last updated: December 6, 2017


Kimmel, Mary, and Jennifer Payne. "Peripartum (Postpartum) Depression." Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide, 2017. Johns Hopkins Guide, www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Psychiatry_Guide/787152/all/Peripartum__Postpartum__Depression.
Kimmel M, Payne J. Peripartum (Postpartum) Depression. Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide. 2017. https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Psychiatry_Guide/787152/all/Peripartum__Postpartum__Depression. Accessed July 19, 2019.
Kimmel, M., & Payne, J. (2017). Peripartum (Postpartum) Depression. In Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide. Available from https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Psychiatry_Guide/787152/all/Peripartum__Postpartum__Depression
Kimmel M, Payne J. Peripartum (Postpartum) Depression [Internet]. In: Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide. ; 2017. [cited 2019 July 19]. Available from: https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Psychiatry_Guide/787152/all/Peripartum__Postpartum__Depression.
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