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Post-Partum Psychiatric Episodes Associated With Increased Risk Of Developing Bipolar Affective Disorder

Experiencing a psychiatric episode within the first 30 days post-partum appears to be associated with an increased risk of developing bipolar affective disorder, according to a report published Online First by Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. The study was carried out by Trine Munk-Olsen, Ph.D., of the National Centre for Register-Based […]

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Pre-Existing Hypertension Linked To Depression In Pregnant Women

Women with a history of high blood pressure before getting pregnant have a higher risk of depression than women who develop pregnancy-related hypertension, according to a new study. The study, which appears in General Health Psychiatry, looked at 2,398 women receiving prenatal care at an obstetrics clinic in Seattle, Washington, evaluating them for depressive symptoms […]

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Alison Stuebe

Mothers With Breastfeeding Difficulties Are More Likely To Suffer Postpartum Depression

Women who have breastfeeding difficulties in the first two weeks after giving birth are more likely to suffer postpartum depression two months later compared to women without such difficulties. For that reason, women with breastfeeding difficulties should be screened for depressive symptoms, according to a new study by researchers at the University of North Carolina […]

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New Brain Study Reveals Current Understandings Of Postpartum Depression May Be Wrong

A new study published this week provides evidence that the way doctors currently think of postpartum depression may be incorrect. The research was published this week in the scholarly journal, Archives of Women’s Mental Health – a premiere, peer reviewed, scientific journal dedicated to understanding mood and anxiety disorders specific to women.

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Researcher Samantha Meltzer-Brody, M.D.

Pregnancy-Related Depression Linked To Eating Disorders And Physical Or Sexual Abuse

One in 10 women experience depression during pregnancy or shortly after giving birth. Although the problem has received increased attention in recent years, little is known about the causes or early-warning signs of pregnancy-related depression. In a study published in the June 2011 issue of Journal of Women’s Health, researchers at the University of North Carolina […]

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Postpartum Depression Linked To Depression In Offspring Until Age 16

Fortunately, postnatal depression (also known as postpartum depression) often resolves itself in the weeks following childbirth. But for mothers with more profound or prolonged postnatal depression the risk of subsequent development of depression in their children is strong. A recent study by Lynne Murray and colleagues published in the May 2011 issue of the Journal […]

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Role Of Environment In Post-Natal Depression Revealed

New research involving the University of York explores the interplay between genes and environment when determining whether a mother is at high or low risk for post-natal depression. As part of the continuing Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study, launched in 1997, researchers, including Professor John Hobcraft, of York’s Department of Social Policy and Social […]

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