Depression Among Asian Adolescent Mothers

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Depression among Native American and Asian Adolescent Mothers Chioma Anyiam Texas Southern University Depression among Native American and Asian Adolescent Mothers Postpartum depression is a disorder that occurs in women after the birth of their babies. Some of the symptoms that characterize postpartum depression are anxiety or panic attacks, feelings of sadness or extreme crying, loss of appetite, difficulty concentrating and remembering (NIMH, 2010). According to the National Institute of Health (NIMH, 2010), about 10 to 15% of women experience postpartum depression from a month to a year. An exact percentage of teens that endure postpartum depression could not be identified. The Center for Disease Control…show more content…
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