Friday, May 21, 2010

In the News: Prenatal and Postpartum Depression in Fathers

It is well established that maternal prenatal and postpartum depression is prevalent and has negative personal,family, and child developmental outcomes. Paternal depression during this period may have similar characteristics, but data are based on an emerging and currently inconsistent literature.

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Monday, May 17, 2010

In the News: When moms feel out of control

( About 10 percent of mothers experience postpartumdepression, severe emotional difficulties following the birth of a child, according to the Mayo Clinic.

Doctors do not know why some women have deep sadness and anxiety in the weeks or months following birth and others do not. They suspect a combination of environmental, genetic and biological factors contribute, but every woman is at risk, said Karen Kleiman, founder and director of the Postpartum Stress Center in Rosemont, Pennsylvania.

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Monday, May 10, 2010

Postpartum Depression Could Become Chronic Depression in Low-Income Mothers

(Vancouver, British Columbia) — Depression in "underserved" women of childbearing age is very common, with almost 20% of surveyed mothers of children 12 months or older continuing to experience moderate to severe symptoms of depression, according to the results of a study presented here at the Pediatric Academic Societies 2010 Annual Meeting.

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Monday, May 3, 2010

In the News - Beyond Postpartum: Treating Depression in Mothers of Older Children

ScienceDaily -- Depression among economically disadvantaged mothers could last well beyond the postpartum period and become a chronic condition, suggests a new study. The study also finds that symptoms could improve with brief treatment.

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