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Overview
      
Statistics
      Myths of Motherhood
      
Risk Factors
      For Fathers
      
Impact on the Couple
      
10 Key Facts
      
Symptoms of PPD
      Screening for PPD

Statistics

  • 800,000 women each year (1,200 women everyday) or approximately 20% of all women who give birth will experience some degree of postpartum depression (PPD).
  • 50 - 80% will experience "Postpartum Blues."
  • 10 - 18% of all pregnant women will experience pre-partum (antepartum) depression. Of these, 80% will develop PPD.
  • 1-3/1,000 will experience postpartum psychosis (PPP).

Recurrence rate:
PPD = 66%
PPP = 33%

  • 90% realize something is "wrong."
  • 20% reported their symptoms to a healthcare provider.
  • Average time of PPD onset = 2 months.
  • Average time it takes women to seek treatment = 4 months.
  • 1 in 10 mothers will have delayed bonding.
  • 1 in 100 mothers will have hostile feelings toward their infants.
  • 1 in 50,000 will actually commit infanticide.
  • 25% left untreated do not recover
 
     
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