Teigen is one of the high-profile sufferers who has shared her story. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
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NEW YORK: Gwyneth Paltrow, Chrissy Teigen, Adele: The charge to destigmatize postpartum depression has never before had so many high-profile sufferers willing to share their stories.Postpartum depression, or PPD, does not have a single cause, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. The condition can last up to three years after giving birth, with symptoms ranging from feelings of sadness beyond the "baby blues" to thoughts of self-harm or doing harm to the baby.According to the American Psychological Association, up to one in seven women experiences the serious mood disorder or worse after giving birth. Friends, co-workers and loved ones who haven't experienced depression themselves may be at a loss for how to help.Amanda Munday in Toronto suffered from severe postpartum depression and was hospitalized for 18 days following the birth of her first child, a daughter who is now 4 .Postpartum depression is when sadness and anxiety can be extreme and interfere with a woman's ability to care for herself or her family, the institute said.
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