Which Moms-to-be are Most at Risk for Postpartum Depression?

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By Molly Clifton

British researchers say pregnant women who have bipolar disorder or a family history of postpartum psychosis are at very high risk of developing postpartum depression.

A new study recommends these high risk mothers be closely monitored months before and after giving birth, even if they're feeling well.

The condition affects more than one in every 1,000 deliveries.

 It causes severe depression, confusion, and even hallucinations.
 



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