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Postpartum depression is a mental health condition that some mothers experience shortly after giving birth. Worldwide about 13 percent of women experience it, with the number closer to 20 percent for mothers in developing countries.
This form of depression doesn’t just affect biological mothers. Non-biological, adoptive, and gay parents can also experience early parenthood depression. Some fathers have also experienced symptoms. According to The Journal of the American Medical Association around 10 percent of new dads suffer from postpartum depression.
So where can parents who experience postpartum depression get help and what should their relatives know? On this episode of The Stream we will discuss the myths, stigmas and treatments associated with the condition.
On this episode of The Stream, we speak with:
Carli Pierson @CarliPierson
Lawyer, Writer, and Activist
Idries Abdur-Rahman @TwinDoctorsTV
Jamil Abdur-Rahman @TwinDoctorsTV
We need to detach the myth of motherhood from the reality - The Guardian
Postnatal Depression: Why couldn't my mother feel my pain? - ABC News
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