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Postpartum Depression

Postpartum Depression

Miscarriage unfortunately is a common part of OB/GYN, but do you ever wonder what your patients are feeling? This blog addresses one patient's experience.

A peer support telephone program manned by volunteers and run by nurses showed promise in reducing symptoms of postpartum depression.

Addressing the emotional component of a patient's diagnosis isn't often feasible, but these tools can help patients with this important aspect of healing.

Good news: Use of antidepressants in early pregnancy is not to blame for fetal cardiac malformations, should one occur.

Perimenopause is a period of high risk for first-time depression. Why? Probably because levels of monoamine oxidase A (MAO-A), a brain enzyme, are elevated.

The extent and timing of maternal depression is being underestimated, according to new research, highlighting the need for improvement in maternal depression screening.

A diagnosed fear of childbirth in expectant mothers nearly tripled the risk of postpartum depression among women with no history of depression.

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