By Neuroscience News
A new study indicates a connection between hormonal birth control use and increased risk of postpartum depression.
Women who experienced depressive episodes after starting hormonal birth control were found to be at higher risk of developing postpartum depression compared to those who suffered depression unrelated to hormonal birth control.
This finding suggests some women may be more susceptible to hormonal changes linked to both birth control and pregnancy.
This knowledge could aid healthcare professionals in identifying women at risk of postpartum depression.