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Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression is not just the “baby blues.” Many women feel overwhelmed, teary, or moody in the days and weeks after having a baby, but postpartum depression is a more serious condition that can last for months. If you feel hopeless or filled with anxiety, treatment can help.

Postpartum Depression News

  • Male Victims of Domestic Abuse May Show Signs of PTSD

    TUESDAY, April 12 (HealthDay News) — Men who are victims of domestic abuse by their female partners can develop psychological trauma, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression and suicidal thoughts, new research finds. Researchers looked at a group of 302 men who sought professional help after experiencing what the researchers called “intimate terrorism,” which [...]

  • Brain Anomalies Found in Moms With Postpartum Depression

    By Madonna BehenHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 16 (HealthDay News) — Women with postpartum depression have differences in brain functioning that may interfere not only with how they process their own emotions, but also with their ability to be responsive to the emotions of their infants, new research suggests. In a small study that involved MRI brain [...]

  • Postpartum Depression Can Strike New Dads

    By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 18 (HealthDay News) — Although many people know that new moms are at increased risk of depression following the birth of a child, new research suggests that about 10 percent of new dads experience the “baby blues,” too. What’s more, the researchers found that if the mother experiences postpartum depression, [...]

  • For Obese, Weight Gained in Pregnancy May Not Leave

    Obese women who gain more than 15 pounds during pregnancy tend to retain much of it long after delivery, a new U.S. study finds.

  • Predicting Postpartum Depression May Be Possible

    Spanish researchers report that they’ve developed ways to detect 80 percent of cases of postpartum depression, which is estimated to affect more than one in 10 women who give birth.

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