Monday, October 4, 2010

Research Study: Brain inactivity and PPD

"Women with postpartum depression have differences in brain functioning that may interfere not only with how they process their own emotions, but also with their ability to be responsive to the emotions of their infants, new research suggests."

"In a small study that involved MRI brain scans, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center revealed that women with postpartum depression have reduced activity in parts of the brain that control emotional responses and recognize emotional cues in others."

Read more from Nursing Knowledge International   |   Get study information from PubMed