Obstetrics & gynaecology

Scientists find clue to 'maternal instinct'

Oxytocin is widely referred to as the love hormone and plays an important role in the regulation of social and maternal behavior. In recent years, the oxytocin system in the brain has received tremendous attention as key ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Why pregnant women with depression often slip through the cracks

Judy's first pregnancy was planned, and she was looking forward to having a baby. Yet, halfway through the pregnancy, something changed. She began to feel down and bad about herself. She had less energy and struggled to concentrate. ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

FDA approves first drug for postpartum depression

(HealthDay)—Postpartum depression is a common and often devastating condition for new mothers, but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved the first drug to help combat it.

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