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For most women, a combination of counseling and short-term antidepressant medication makes all the difference in treating postpartum depression (PPD). If you don’t want to try medications, ask your therapist about starting with counseling first to see if that is enough; often, it is. Also make sure to ask about the importance of getting adequate sleep, exercise, and good nutrition. Many studies show that these factors can help a lot! New moms can ask their OB/GYN, family physician, clergy, or friends for a referral to a psychotherapist who can help moms suffering from PPD.

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