Male Victims of Domestic Abuse May Show Signs of PTSD

April 12, 2011

TUESDAY, April 12 (HealthDay News) — Men who are victims of domestic abuse by their female partners can develop psychological trauma, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression and suicidal thoughts, new research finds.
Researchers looked at a group of 302 men who sought professional help after experiencing what the researchers called “intimate terrorism,” which […]

Brain Anomalies Found in Moms With Postpartum Depression

September 16, 2010

By Madonna BehenHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Sept. 16 (HealthDay News) — 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 […]

Postpartum Depression Can Strike New Dads

May 19, 2010

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, May 18 (HealthDay News) — Although many people know that new moms are at increased risk of depression following the birth of a child, new research suggests that about 10 percent of new dads experience the “baby blues,” too.
What’s more, the researchers found that if the mother experiences postpartum depression, […]

For Obese, Weight Gained in Pregnancy May Not Leave

October 21, 2009

Obese women who gain more than 15 pounds during pregnancy tend to retain much of it long after delivery, a new U.S. study finds.

Predicting Postpartum Depression May Be Possible

September 23, 2009

Spanish researchers report that they’ve developed ways to detect 80 percent of cases of postpartum depression, which is estimated to affect more than one in 10 women who give birth.

Depression Poses Pregnancy Risks

July 20, 2009

Thanks to high-profile celebrities like Brooke Shields, postpartum depression is out of the closet and discussed as something to recognize and treat.

Women More Likely Than Men to Reject Unattractive Babies

June 25, 2009

Women are more likely than men to look away from less-than-cute babies, according to a study that challenges the idea of a mother’s unconditional love.

Mothers of Multiples May Face Higher Depression Risk

April 2, 2009

Mothers who deliver two or more babies are more likely to have developed moderate to severe depression within nine months of giving birth than mothers who have a single baby, say U.S. researchers who analyzed data from a nationally representative survey of children born in 2001.

Diabetes Linked to Depression During and After Pregnancy

February 25, 2009

Low-income women with diabetes who are pregnant or recently gave birth face almost twice the risk of depression compared to women without the blood sugar disorder, a new study found.

Caring Counseling May Ease Postpartum Depression

January 20, 2009

FRIDAY, Jan. 16 (HealthDay News) — Either in person or over the phone, women struggling with postpartum depression can be treated effectively by professionals or mothers who have gone through the same thing, two studies find.
Both reports, published in the Jan. 16 online edition of BMJ, find that talk therapy and caring communication can help […]

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