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.
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

Improving access to behavioral health screenings for pregnant and postpartum women

Improving access to behavioral health screenings for pregnant and postpartum women

New tool improves assessment of postpartum depression symptoms

New tool improves assessment of postpartum depression symptoms

Fewer daylight hours during late pregnancy may increase risk of postpartum depression

Fewer daylight hours during late pregnancy may increase risk of postpartum depression

Mothers with gestational diabetes mellitus have elevated risk of postpartum depression symptoms

Mothers with gestational diabetes mellitus have elevated risk of postpartum depression symptoms

Screening mothers for PPD in emergency setting

Screening mothers for PPD in emergency setting

Depression symptoms can persist six months after NICU discharge for young parents

Depression symptoms can persist six months after NICU discharge for young parents

Cedars-Sinai researchers explore risk factors associated with mental health of new mothers

Cedars-Sinai researchers explore risk factors associated with mental health of new mothers

Maternal placentophagy does not cause harm to newborn babies, study finds

Maternal placentophagy does not cause harm to newborn babies, study finds

Researchers urge federal policymakers to address perinatal depression among minority women

Researchers urge federal policymakers to address perinatal depression among minority women

Docs worry there’s ‘nowhere to send’ new and expectant moms with depression

Docs worry there’s ‘nowhere to send’ new and expectant moms with depression