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New free app aims to help women with postpartum depression

Postpartum depression is a common complication of child birth and can have a major impact for women and their families. A new app, offered for free, aims to help women through the assessment and treatment process.

Anti-anxiety hormone linked to postpartum depression

From a study involving women who had been diagnosed with mood disorders, medical scientists have found that levels of the hormone allopregnanolone are associated with an increased chance of postpartum depression.

Op-Ed: Awakening to the dangers of ‘mommy medicine’

Sitting with my wife and newborn daughter at a local coffee shop, it was our family’s first outing since welcoming our first born just three weeks earlier.

Postpartum depression linked to ‘unwanted pregnancies'

Women who carry unintended pregnancies to birth seem more likely to suffer postpartum depression than those who planned to conceive a child, according to some new research.

Baby survives 8-story fall after mom jumps from window

New York - A 10-month-old infant survived falling from an 8th-story New York apartment window when his mother committed suicide on Wednesday.

Postpartum also experienced by new dads, new study shows

Postpartum depression has always been linked to new mothers. A recent study conducted by a team of pediatricians at the University of Michigan has discovered that this affects new dads as well.

Postpartum Depression may have a biological answer

Toronto - After childbirth there are greater levels of a brain protein called monoamine oxidase A (MAO-A) present. MOA-A may explain why postpartum blues and clinical depression are common says a new study published today.

New Study Shows a Diabetic Link to Postpartum Depression

Diabetic women are more likely to develop postpartum depression than those who aren’t diabetic, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Study links postpartum depression and high levels of hormone

Baby blues got you down? Well, a first ever connection between too much of a necessary hormone at a certain point in the pregnancy could be the key to postpartum depression.
 

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