The Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of the drug Zulresso in the treatment of postpartum depression among mothers. This marks the first time a specific medication will be used for treatment.
Medicine March 21, 2019
A new policy statement issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics urged doctors to screen new mothers for perinatal depression. The report also highlights that at least 15 to 20 percent of pregnant women suffer from depression that often goes untreated.
Public Health December 18, 2018
A team of researchers found that mothers who consume their placenta after birth do not bring an increased health risk to their newborns. The research showed that most mothers practice placentophagy to prevent postpartum depression.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 4, 2018
The American College Of Obstetricians and Gynecologists released its revised Committee Opinion detailing new recommendations on how mothers should receive and seek postpartum care during the critical fourth trimester.
Public Health April 24, 2018
A Missouri family was found dead in their home in an apparent case of murder-suicide. Could a pregnancy-related mood disorder possibly be to blame for the tragedy?
Public Health February 9, 2018
Pregnancy-related depression symptoms have been mostly attributed as affecting mothers but a study carried out in New Zealand has shown that fathers are susceptible to the condition as well.
Healthy Living/Wellness February 16, 2017
Using epidural anesthesia not only gives a painless childbirth experience but also reduces the risk of postpartum depression, reports a recent study. The study is presented at the 2016 Anesthesiology annual meeting.
Healthy Living/Wellness November 3, 2016
An experimental drug for postpartum depression shows success in the clinical trial with no reports of side effects and remissions. The findings could lead to the development of new treatments and new information about the condition.
Medicine July 13, 2016
Showing sensitivity buffers infants from the impacts of maternal depression. The key is to employ a parenting strategy that is highly responsive to the needs of the baby.
Life February 16, 2016
Postpartum depression is a medical emergency that needs prompt treatment. While most mothers do not get proper treatment for this condition, knowing how to spot someone who suffers from PPD is important.
Life November 4, 2015
Recent research revealed that women in low-income areas had a higher risk for postpartum depression or any other mental illness related to pregnancy. Stigma, cultural differences, and financial difficulties were among the host of reasons why patients didn't get treatment.
Life November 3, 2015
"A baby fills a place in your heart that you never knew was empty," a famous pregnancy quote said. But how come you're feeling the blues lately? New poll found one in three pregnant women are depressed.
Life October 21, 2015
A group of researchers was able to identify the marker that can help detect women who will likely experience postpartum depression. Women, whether depressive during the course of the pregnancy or not, develop postpartum depression, so the researchers decided to look into genetics to find out indicators.
Life July 29, 2015
Three young children have undergone surgery for severe neck wounds believed to have been inflicted upon them by their mother.
Society January 26, 2015
A new study shows that fear of childbirth can increase one's risks of postpartum depression.
Life January 8, 2014