Can Marijuana Treat Postpartum Depression?

Morning sickness and a hormonal roller coaster are symptoms associated with pregnancy. Physical pain turns into mental agony, as the joy of bringing a human into the world can turn into sorrow and anger. For a lot of women, the “baby blues” go away after a few days. For some, it never goes away and becomes postpartum depression. As much as 20% of women suffer from anxiety, have trouble sleeping, and suffer other symptoms a year after their pregnancies “ending.” Celia Behar could not get out of bed after her first child was born. She cried uncontrollably. She felt no connection to her daughter. She wanted to hurt herself. She was given Prozac. While that left her with migraines and insomnia, things were better. After her second child was born, she started smoking marijuana. She told Texas-based TV station KXAN that it worked right away. Behar is lucky. She lives in California, where marijuana use is common and the substance is universally available. Even so, parents who consume...



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