Postpartum depression is a relatively common disorder that can have serious adverse consequences for both mother and child. Postpartum depression resembles an episode of Major Depression with symptoms of low mood, poor energy and concentration, changes in sleep and appetite and negative and sometimes suicidal thoughts. However, postpartum depression differs from Major Depression in that another human being is directly involved. Postpartum depression leads to impaired bonding and attachment between mother and child and if left untreated can have long-term adverse consequences for the child including delayed language development, lower IQ, and behavioral problems. It is therefore important to treat postpartum depression as quickly and effectively as possible.