The epigenetic modifications, which alter the way genes function without changing the underlying DNA sequence, can apparently be detected in the blood of pregnant women during any trimester, potentially providing a simple way to foretell depression in the weeks after giving birth, and an opportunity to intervene before symptoms become debilitating. Show More Summary
Certain women may be at a higher risk of developing postpartum depression as a result of how their genes are regulated by hormones. A new study has identified a suite of genetic markers that occur more often in women that suffer from the disorder. Further research may one day allow researchers to more effectively screen... [Continue Reading]
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Researchers have identified two genes that seem to indicate the onset of postpartum depression. A blood test could help detect which pregnant women are at risk for the condition, with the hopes that they could receive early treatment to reduce its intensity or prevent it from developing at all. Read more...
Researchers say that a blood test may soon identify which pregnant women are at highest risk of developing postpartum depression, so they can seek treatment that could control their symptoms. Up to 20% of new mothers may experience feelings...Show More Summary
Johns Hopkins researchers say they have discovered specific chemical alterations in two genes that, when present during pregnancy, reliably predict whether a woman will develop postpartum depression.
The epigenetic modifications, which alter the way genes function without changing the underlying DNA sequence, can apparently be detected in the blood of pregnant women during any trimester, potentially providing a simple way to foretell...Show More Summary
Clinicians who treat women with postpartum depression the same way they treat anyone else with depression may miss some critical differences that will affect the outcome and ultimately, her wellbeing. read more
As I have addressed recently on the blog, facing challenges with your baby in addition to a Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorder is hell. Today, we’re talking about those struggles with a specific focus on the challenges of being a … Continue reading ?
I’m no doctor, but through my experiences with depression — both the standard, Depression 1.0 and the upgraded postpartum kind — I’ve learned quite a bit about coping. I might even consider myself professionally depressed, as I’ve been doing it now for about 10 years! (Where’s my honorary degree? Trophy? I’d settle for a gold star). Show More Summary
Women with unintended pregnancy are four times more likely to suffer from postpartum depression at twelve months postpartum, suggests a new study published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. The study, conducted...Show More Summary
Women with unintended pregnancy are four times more likely to suffer from postpartum depression at twelve months postpartum, suggests a new study published today (8 May) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. read more
Women with unintended pregnancy are four times more likely to suffer from postpartum depression at twelve months postpartum, suggests a new study.
You’ve heard plenty of stories of women experiencing postpartum depression amongst friends, in online forums, and even in a few celebrity tell-all books. But the postnatal depression you might not have heard about is PPND (paternal postnatal...Show More Summary
Depending on your perspective, Twitter can either be a valuable source of breaking news, or a fire hose of miscellaneous, often dubious information. Microsoft researchers are investigating whether the microblogging service could serve another, more scientific function—to spot signs of postpartum depression in new mothers based on changes in how and what they tweet. The [...]
A storied American pediatrician's international travels took him to Japan, where he worked with a population that never experienced postpartum depression -- possibly because new mothers regressed to babyhood for one month.
By targeting the factors that may play a significant role in the development of postpartum depression (PPD) in adolescent mothers, researchers at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island believe they have found a way to prevent it. read more
When TV personality/actress Vanessa Lachey revealed last month that she struggled with the “baby blues” after giving birth to her son, Camden, last September, a lot of people were confused -- so much so that she issued a “clarification”...Show More Summary
"After the birth of my first child, I had extremely severe postpartum depression for almost two years," Bryce Dallas Howard says. "It was untreated. I felt so much shame around the emotions I was experiencing, and since then I have done quite a bit of research."
Post by Kiri BlakeleyWhen we hear about a woman who tragically and horribly kills her newborn baby, we tend to think: Postpartum depression. We simply can't imagine that a new mother would kill her baby for any other reason than that she's descended into the dark abyss of postpartum. Show More Summary