Doc Talk: Postpartum depression or ‘baby blues’?


donnell.jpgDoc Talk is a weekly series that lets you go on a virtual visit to the doctor’s office. We ask the questions moms want answers to, and the physicians of Mercy Health System provide the answers via video podcast.

If you have a general medical question you’d like a video answer for, e-mail it to us and we may include it in an upcoming installment of Doc Talk. Click on the physician’s photo to get more background info on his training.

Q: Dr.  Donnell, what’s the difference between postpartum depression and “baby blues?”

video12.jpgA: Click on the video podcast icon on the right to see Dr. Donnell discuss postpartum depression and how it differs from “baby blues” that often accompany the early days after a baby is born.

Dr. Hugh Donnell is a family practitioner at Mercy Health System of Northwest Arkansas. His practice, the Rogers Medical Center, is located in the Physicians Plaza just off Interstate 540. For more info on Dr. Donnell, click on his photo to watch his bio podcast or call his office at 479-338-5500. does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. This content is for informational purposes only and isn’t a substitute for professional medical advice. Always talk to your doctor if you have questions about a medical condition. Don’t delay getting professional medical advice because of something you read online. This website doesn’t necessarily recommend or endorse any specific tests, doctors, products, procedures or opinions discussed on the site.