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New mothers with postpartum psychiatric disorders face increased risk of suicide, study shows

New mothers who suffer from depression and other psychiatric disorders face a heightened risk of taking their own lives during the first year after they give birth, a new study shows. The study, which runs counter to conventional wisdom of motherhood as a state of unmitigated bliss, is based on one of the most exhaustive analyses ever conducted on the subject, taking advantage of rich data available to researchers in Denmark.
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