A new study reveals anger appears to be a significant feature of postnatal mood disorder. Researchers recommend doctors screen for anger, in addition to depression and anxiety during the postpartum period.
A new study of over 10,000 mothers has shown that women who breastfed their babies were at significantly lower risk of postnatal depression than those who did not.
A new study reports of reduced cortical thickness in the offspring of women who suffered from depression both during and after pregnancy.
Women who are given a general anesthetic during a cesarean section delivery have a 54% higher risk of developing postpartum depression. The odds of suicidal thoughts or self-inflicting injury increased to 91%. The study points to a potential protective effect on mental health for regional anesthesia during cesarean section compared to general anesthetic.
A new study reveals a link between gestational diabetes and an increased risk of developing postpartum depression in first time mothers.
A new study reveals 16% of new mothers who suffered gestational diabetes while pregnant developed postnatal depression symptoms following birth. Only 9% of women who didn't suffer GDM went on to develop PND. Researchers say gestational diabetes could be used as a biomarker for assessing PND risk following birth.
Children whose mothers experienced depression early in their life are more susceptable to socio-emotional problems and a reduction in empathy toward others, a new study reports.
Adolescents and adults whose mothers experienced depression, either during pregnancy or shortly after, had a 70% increased risk of being diagnosed with depression.
A new study reveals a link between prenatal depression and sleep quality in children. Researchers report maternal depression, both prenatal and postnatal, is associated with greater sleep disturbances in children.
Researchers report men are at risk for anxiety and other mental health problems following the birth of their child.