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Post- Placement and Post-Adoption Depression and Anxiety

Although it's not as well documented as postpartum depression, Post-Adoption Depression (PADS) is not uncommon: In a 2012 study from Purdue University, between 18 and 26 percent of adoptive mothers (depending on the screening scale) reported depressive symptoms within the first year of bringing home a new baby or child. (Rates for the small number of adoptive fathers also surveyed were similar.)" Read more.

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