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.
UIC and IDPH receive $9.5 million grant to improve maternal outcomes in Illinois

UIC and IDPH receive $9.5 million grant to improve maternal outcomes in Illinois

Medicaid tweak might offer means to improve U.S. maternal health

Medicaid tweak might offer means to improve U.S. maternal health

Link between pregnancy stress, immune activation, and postpartum depression

Link between pregnancy stress, immune activation, and postpartum depression

Study uncovers brain biology behind postpartum depression

Study uncovers brain biology behind postpartum depression

Research shows brain's immune system gets activated by stress during pregnancy

Research shows brain's immune system gets activated by stress during pregnancy

Twin birth rate falls in the US due to improvements in reproductive technology

Twin birth rate falls in the US due to improvements in reproductive technology

Resilience exerts a protective role against negative effects of stress during pregnancy

Resilience exerts a protective role against negative effects of stress during pregnancy

Researchers seek to identify biomarkers that may predict suicide risk among women

Researchers seek to identify biomarkers that may predict suicide risk among women

iTHRIV and community groups partner to address health needs across Virginia

iTHRIV and community groups partner to address health needs across Virginia

Maternal behavior in mice linked to oxytocin-sensitive cells in the female brain

Maternal behavior in mice linked to oxytocin-sensitive cells in the female brain

Opioid overdose found to be most common cause of pregnancy-associated death in new moms

Opioid overdose found to be most common cause of pregnancy-associated death in new moms

PSU researcher to identify the behavioral health needs of parents with NICU babies

PSU researcher to identify the behavioral health needs of parents with NICU babies

FDA approves brexanolone, first drug developed to treat postpartum depression

FDA approves brexanolone, first drug developed to treat postpartum depression

First postpartum depression drug gets FDA nod

First postpartum depression drug gets FDA nod

FDA approves first drug for treatment of postpartum depression in adult women

FDA approves first drug for treatment of postpartum depression in adult women

Depression prevention for pregnant women and new mothers – new recommendations

Depression prevention for pregnant women and new mothers – new recommendations

Study examines hospital readmissions for women with postpartum psychiatric diseases

Study examines hospital readmissions for women with postpartum psychiatric diseases

Integrated care to women with PMADs offered at several levels

Integrated care to women with PMADs offered at several levels

New study identifies four characteristics that predict severity of postpartum depression

New study identifies four characteristics that predict severity of postpartum depression

Researcher takes further steps in understanding how and why cute aggression occurs

Researcher takes further steps in understanding how and why cute aggression occurs