Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) for Postpartum Depression
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Counseling and support are considered a first-line treatment for mild to severe PPD. Women with mild PPD are likely to benefit from counseling alone. And those who have moderate to severe PPD are advised to combine counseling with antidepressant medicine.
SSRIs have become the first line of treatment for depression, because they have proved effective for most people and have few side effects.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: May 14, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Patrice Burgess, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Lisa S. Weinstock, MD - Psychiatry