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postpartum depression Syllabification: post·par·tum de·pres·sion

Entry from US English dictionary

Definition of postpartum depression in English:


Depression suffered by a mother following childbirth, typically arising from the combination of hormonal changes, psychological adjustment to motherhood, and fatigue.
Example sentences
  • Mothers who suffered postpartum depression are more likely to see their children turn violent as they grow up.
  • In summary, women suffering from postpartum depression may benefit from several interventions other than medications and psychotherapy.
  • Some would compare this case to that of the mother, suffering from postpartum depression, who drowned her five children in the bathtub.
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