Postpartum Depression

Postpartum Depression

Pregnancy May Alter Brain’s Immune Function

During pregnancy and for some time after giving birth, a woman’s immune response in the brain may be tuned down, a new study in rats suggests.

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Brexanolone Reduced Severe Postpartum Depression in an Early-Phase Clinical Trial

Infusion of the experimental drug brexanolone dramatically reduced the symptoms of severe postpartum depression in a small, randomized clinical trial reported June 12 in the journal

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Maternal Stress on Offspring

Researchers have found that two hormones can modify the effects of maternal stress on a number of childhood behaviors, according to an article in Frontiers in Endocrinology

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Tired Mother suffering from postpartum depression

The risk of postpartum depression (PPD) is more than 20 times higher in women with a history of depression, compared to women  with no prior depression diagnosis, according to results from the largest population-based study of postpartum depression risk

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