Postpartum Depression News
Instagram May Make New Moms Feel Inadequate: Study
- Postpartum Depression Rates Have Tripled for New Moms During Pandemic
March 17, 2022 — A new study shows rates of postpartum depression rose nearly three-fold during the COVID pandemic, along with increases in major depression and thoughts of self-harm.
- Antidepressants Often Ineffective During Pregnancy, in New Moms
March 7, 2022 — A new study reveals antidepressants don't always help ease depression and anxiety in pregnant women and new moms.
- Postpartum Depression Can Harm Women's Finances
November 30, 2021 — Difficulties include trouble meeting medical costs, having utilities shut off, inability to pay bills and even eviction and homelessness.
- Postpartum Depression Affects Dads, Too
July 6, 2021 — A team of Danish investigators led by researcher Sarah Pedersen, of the Department of Public Health, Aarhus University, extensively interviewed eight fathers with PPD and found their primary experiences involved feelings of being overwhelmed and powerless or inadequate, which sometimes turned into anger and frustration.
- COVID Fuels Depression In Pregnant Women, New Moms
December 9, 2020 — The study found that 36%, or more than 1 in 3, had significant levels of depression. Prior to the pandemic, rates of perinatal depression were about 15% to 20%.
- For Some, Postpartum Depression Lingers for Years
October 29, 2020 — Of nearly 4,900 new mothers researchers followed, one-quarter had depression symptoms at some point in their child's first three years.
- General Anesthesia Ups Postpartum Depression Risk
February 10, 2020 — Compared with local anesthesia, general anesthesia was associated with a 54% increased odds of postpartum depression, and a 91% higher risk of suicidal thoughts or self-inflicted injury.
- FDA Approves First Drug for Postpartum Depression
March 20, 2019 — The drug, Zulesso (brexanolone), is delivered via intravenous infusion.
- Are Shorter Days Linked to Postpartum Depression?
October 12, 2018 — Pregnant women’s odds of developing postpartum depression were strongly influenced by the number of daylight hours during the last month of pregnancy and immediately after delivery, a new study has found.
- New Dads Can Get the Baby Blues, Too
August 9, 2018 — New research confirms that roughly 10 percent of new dads experience postpartum depression, and up to 18 percent have some type of anxiety disorder after the birth of a child.
- Summer Baby, Higher Odds of Postpartum Depression?
October 23, 2017 — Season of delivery and other factors may influence the risk, study finds
- Postpartum Depression Likely to Recur
September 26, 2017 — Mood disorder seen in 1 in 200 new moms with no psychiatric history
- Can Supplements Ward Off the 'Baby Blues'?
March 13, 2017 — Researchers look to nutrients to offset temporary brain-chemical changes in new mothers
- Less Labor Pain, Lower Postpartum Depression Risk?
October 26, 2016 — Reduced inflammation one possible reason for the association, researcher says
- Maternity Leave and Postpartum Depression
December 13, 2013 — Study of 800 women found higher symptom rates with shorter leaves
- Brain Changes Seen in Postpartum Depression
July 18, 2012 — New research points to specific brain changes seen in moms with postpartum depression.
- Low Oxytocin Linked to Postpartum Depression
May 11, 2011 — Pregnant women who have lower levels of the hormone oxytocin may be at greater risk for developing postpartum depression, a new study shows.
- Depression After Miscarriage Can Linger
March 3, 2011 — Feelings of depression and anxiety following a miscarriage may last for almost three years after the birth of a healthy baby, finds a new study in the British Journal of Psychiatry.
- New Parents at Risk for Postpartum Depression
September 7, 2010 — Both moms and dads are at an increased risk for depression during the first year of their infant's life, finds a new study of parents in the U.K.
- Diabetes in Pregnancy Tied to Depression
February 24, 2009 — Pregnant moms with diabetes have an increased risk for postpartum depression, according to research appearing in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
- Hormone Linked to Postpartum Depression
February 2, 2009 — A study shows that blood levels of the hormone pCRH in pregnant women may help predict postpartum depression.
- Moms Help Moms Duck Postpartum Depression
January 15, 2009 — Phone calls from volunteer mothers who overcame postpartum depression prevent depressive symptoms in at-risk mothers, a Canadian study shows.
- Men Also Get Postpartum Depression
May 6, 2008 — Postpartum depression hits new dads, too, a study shows.
- Postpartum Depression: How Common?
April 10, 2008 — The CDC's latest postpartum depression statistics show postpartum depression in about 12% to 20% of new moms in 17 states in 2004-2005.
- Postpartum Depression Linked to Boys?
February 15, 2008 — Women who give birth to a boy may be at increased risk of getting severe postpartum depression, according to a French study.
- First-Time Mom: Higher Depression Risk
December 5, 2006 — First-time mothers have a higher risk for postpartum depression than other new moms, and their risk is greatest during their first three months of parenthood, a Danish study shows.
- Dads Get Postpartum Depression, Too
August 7, 2006 — After years studying postpartum depression in new moms, a recent study suggests that new dads can get depressed too.
- When a New Baby Isn't a Bundle of Joy
August 23, 2001 — Depressed Women Often Have Trouble Bonding With Their Infants
- Beating a Bad Case of the 'Baby Blues'
November 14, 2000 — Talk therapy can help bad cases of the 'new-baby blues.' The finding, published in the November issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry, suggests that breastfeeding mothers with clinical depression may not have to risk the possible side effects of antidepressant drugs on their infants.