Nonetheless, this is a promising first step and hopefully will spur further efforts to identify and optimize additional strategies to treat postpartum depression
. In fact, other formulations of allopregnanolone and novel analogs to treat postpartum depression
already are under study, including some that are orally bioavailable.
A longer and larger study, with a placebo group added, would be important to confirm the full value of saffron in mild to moderate postpartum depression
From the previous literature, what do different focuses on postpartum depression
and the 'baby blues' tell us about women's experiences with these conditions?
The relationship between mode of delivery and postpartum depression
. J Reprod Infertil 2006;7:260-8.
DISCUSSION: The systematic, prospectively collected information about potential risk factors among non-selected population and use of well-validated screening instrument provided the possibility of estimating the incidence of postpartum depression
in a general obstetric population.
Kleiman, a social worker who runs a treatment and training facility for prenatal and postpartum depression
and anxiety disorders, and Raskin, a psychiatrist, describe the physiological, psychological, and environmental factors involved in postpartum depression
and ways to overcome it.
Provides information on resources which can help women who are suffering from postpartum depression
Women with a history of depression are at the highest risk of postpartum depression
. The fact that fear of childbirth puts women without a history of depression at an approximately three times higher risk of postpartum depression
is a new observation which may help health care professionals in recognising postpartum depression
There is a section written primarily for husbands suffering with postpartum depression
. In one story, a physician shared his involvement of his wife experiencing this disorder after the delivery of both their children.
Many mothers with postpartum depression
experience shame and humiliation in viewing themselves as the worst mothers in the world.
is not the same as the "baby blues" which affect many women in the first couple of weeks after the birth of their baby.