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We all know about postpartum depression, but have you heard of postpartum anxiety?  

CLOSE Postpartum anxiety plagues just as many moms as postpartum depression, but not as many know about it. This type of anxiety paralyzes moms from functioning the way they normally would, said Karen Kleiman, founder and director of The Postpartum Stress Center in Pennsylvania.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears
Since both anxiety and depression can be successfully treated by high-dose fish oil, this suggests that both postpartum anxiety and depression may be caused by low levels of maternal omega-3 fatty acids.  A rapid solution would be supplementation with about 5 grams of EPA and DHA per day after the pregnancy.

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