Postpartum Depression News and Research

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Eighty percent of women experience some level of the baby blues after giving birth, and symptoms usually clear up on their own. One in eight-to-ten women experiences postpartum depression. When symptoms don't go away in a few weeks, women should seek help through health care providers and licensed counselors. Treatment may include talk therapy, medication, support groups, or a combination of these.
Study sheds new light on factors that may contribute to infant fussiness

Study sheds new light on factors that may contribute to infant fussiness

Structured interviews may be effective in identifying women at risk of postpartum depression

Structured interviews may be effective in identifying women at risk of postpartum depression

Low levels of allopregnanolone hormone may predict risk of postpartum depression

Low levels of allopregnanolone hormone may predict risk of postpartum depression

New research reveals brain chemistry involved in human bonding

New research reveals brain chemistry involved in human bonding

Research provides insight into how infants and mothers bond through songs

Research provides insight into how infants and mothers bond through songs

New study explores patient and physician perspectives toward maternal placentophagy

New study explores patient and physician perspectives toward maternal placentophagy

Gestational diabetes raises postpartum depression risk in first-time mothers

Gestational diabetes raises postpartum depression risk in first-time mothers

Biomarker linked to depression during pregnancy and low birth weight in baby

Biomarker linked to depression during pregnancy and low birth weight in baby

Woman’s history of drug use can help predict risk of postpartum stress and anxiety

Woman’s history of drug use can help predict risk of postpartum stress and anxiety

Church and spirituality could help in treating mothers of color with PPD symptoms

Church and spirituality could help in treating mothers of color with PPD symptoms

Maternal depression may affect child's brain development at critical stages in life

Maternal depression may affect child's brain development at critical stages in life

Women who experience pain relief from epidural analgesia less likely to have postpartum depression

Women who experience pain relief from epidural analgesia less likely to have postpartum depression

Social, emotional factors may raise risk of postpartum depression in mothers of preterm infants

Social, emotional factors may raise risk of postpartum depression in mothers of preterm infants

Pregnant women with bipolar disorder at higher risk for developing postpartum psychosis

Pregnant women with bipolar disorder at higher risk for developing postpartum psychosis

Research shows how breastfeeding rates differ among white, black and Hispanic mothers

Research shows how breastfeeding rates differ among white, black and Hispanic mothers

Non-drug solutions for postpartum depression: an interview with Dr David Brock & Christopher Thatcher

Non-drug solutions for postpartum depression: an interview with Dr David Brock & Christopher Thatcher

Women more afraid of childbirth than previously thought

Women more afraid of childbirth than previously thought

Study evaluates rate of depression in mothers based on different onset times

Study evaluates rate of depression in mothers based on different onset times

Study demonstrates effectiveness of NeuroStar TMS Therapy System in women with postpartum depression

Study demonstrates effectiveness of NeuroStar TMS Therapy System in women with postpartum depression

Formal mental health therapies offer little relief from postpartum depression for low-income mothers of color

Formal mental health therapies offer little relief from postpartum depression for low-income mothers of color