Psychology & Psychiatry

Oxytocin connected to postpartum depression

(Medical Xpress) -- According to a new study published in Neuropsychopharmacology, researchers, led by Gunther Meinlschmidt, PhD, may have found a connection between the brain chemical oxytocin and postpartum depression.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Mother's depression might do the same to her child's IQ

Roughly one in 10 women in the United States will experience depression, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The consequences, however, may extend to their children, report researchers at University ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Women who miscarry continue to have mental health problems

The depression and anxiety experienced by many women after a miscarriage can continue for years, even after the birth of a healthy child, according to a study led by University of Rochester Medical Center researchers and ...

Attention deficit disorders

ADHD study flags pre-natal use of antidepressants

Children born to women who took antidepressants during pregnancy are statistically likelier to develop the mental disorder called ADHD, researchers said on Tuesday.

Health

Women's group support can improve birth outcomes

Community support groups can reduce neonatal mortality, and lower rates of maternal depression-provided that the population coverage is wide enough and the programmes are appropriately designed. These are the conclusions ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

New study reveals environment's role in post-natal depression

(Medical Xpress) -- As part of the continuing Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study, launched in 1997, researchers, including Professor John Hobcraft, of York’s Department of Social Policy and Social Work and academics ...

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