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Postpartum depression linked to later mental health disorders

Postpartum depression linked to later mental health disorders

Military researchers reviewed the medical records of all troops who gave birth between 1998 and 2013 and found that 4 percent of the births led to postpartum depression. (Photo: Getty Images/Stock) 79 CONNECT 16 TWEET LINKEDIN 1 COMMENT EMAIL MORE Military women who develop postpartum depression are more likely to be diagnosed later with another mental illness and are at higher risk for considering suicide than those who dodge the condition, according to a new report by the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center. To understand the prevalence of postpartum depression in active-duty women, military researchers reviewed the medical records of all troops who gave birth between 1998 and 2013. Postpartum depression was diagnosed in 5,203 of 126,006 deliveries, or about 4 percent, of the births. For the service women in the 4 percent, the results showed they were "much more like...

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