Women and Depression


  • Briefing Sheet on Women and Depression
    Information on risk factors for depression in women and what is needed to better understand and treat women with depression.

  • Summit on Women and Depression: Proceedings and Recommendations (PDF, 420 KB)
    This report outlines the proceedings and recommendations resulting from the 2000 Summit, which brought together more than 35 internationally renowned experts from a variety of disciplines to provide a state-of-the-art review of research findings on women and depression. (2000)

Postpartum Depression

  • Postpartum Depression Brochure
    It's common for women to experience the "baby blues" -- feeling stressed, sad, anxious, lonely, tired, or weepy -- following their baby's birth. Whether your symptoms are mild or sever, recovery is possible with proper treatment.

  • Postpartum Depression Fact Sheet
    Postpartum Depression (PPD) is a serious mental health problem characterized by a prolonged period of emotional disturbance, occurring at a time of major life change and increased responsibilities in the care of a newborn infant. PPD can have significant consequences for both the new mother and family.