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Peer Support May Ease Postpartum Depression
A peer support telephone program manned by volunteers and run by nurses showed promise in reducing symptoms of postpartum depression.
Story Telling and the Emotional Component of Healing
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.
Antidepressants in First Trimester Not Linked to Heart Defects in Baby
Good news: Use of antidepressants in early pregnancy is not to blame for fetal cardiac malformations, should one occur.
High Rates of Depression in Perimenopause Explained
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.
Surveillance for Maternal Mental Health Should Be Extended
The extent and timing of maternal depression is being underestimated, according to new research, highlighting the need for improvement in maternal depression screening.
Fear of Childbirth Is an Indicator for Postpartum Depression
A diagnosed fear of childbirth in expectant mothers nearly tripled the risk of postpartum depression among women with no history of depression.
Longer Maternity Leave Benefits Women With Postpartum Depression
Women experiencing postpartum depression would benefit from 6 months of maternity leave, a recent study found.
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