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Black Women Are Less Likely to Receive Care for Postpartum Depression

People of color are at higher risk for PPD, but face a disparity in treatment, research shows.
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The symptoms of PPD can be debilitating both physically and mentally, so seek the help you need.
Without basic healthcare, women face higher mortality rates and other serious consequences.
While COVID-19 likely exacerbated the risks, numbers have been rising since 2000.
The condition can hit post-weaning rather than immediately after birth.