Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 5 Issue 217 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 5-Aug-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 6-Aug-2003
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Postpartum depression -- The facts
Having a baby can be one of the biggest and happiest events in a woman's life. While life with a new baby can be thrilling and rewarding, it can also be hard and stressful at times. Many physical and emotional changes can happen to a woman when she is pregnant and after she gives birth. These changes can leave new mothers feeling sad, anxious, afraid, or confused.  more

Clinical trial: The effects of hormones in postpartum mood disorders
The purpose of this study is to determine how women who have experienced a postpartum mood disorder respond to estrogen and progesterone in comparison to women who have had an episode of major depression not related to PPD, and in comparison with women who have not experienced mood disorders. more


Depressed mothers’ speech affects learning in babies
Babies react with far less interest to the speech of depressed mothers than they do to non-depressed mothers—that the pitch and tones in a depressed mother’s voice do not promote attention or learning in a baby.  more

Information for patients: Mental health medications
This booklet is designed to help mental health patients and their families understand how and why medications can be used as part of the treatment of mental health problems. more

Depression may play a significant role in hindering the ability of mothers to care for their children
A new Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center study indicates that depression may play a significant role in hindering the ability of mothers to care for their children.  more

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