Tag Archives: PostPartum

Essential Reads: Strategies for the Prevention of Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression (PPD) is a relatively common problem, affecting between 10% and 15% of women after delivery. Although it is difficult to reliably predict which women in the general population will experience postpartum depression, it is possible to identify certain subgroups of women who are at increased risk for postpartum affective illness. For example, women… Read More »

Is Postpartum Depression a Distinct Subtype of Depression? Taking a Closer Look at the Amygdala

While many women with postpartum depression (PPD) have had previous episodes of major depression and will go on to have other episodes of depression outside of the postpartum period, many have questioned whether postpartum depression represents a specific subtype of major depressive disorder (MDD), postulating that there may be characteristics which distinguish depression emerging during… Read More »

How You Can Beat Post-Partum Insomnia

Post-partum insomnia results from inevitable sleep disturbances and sleep deprivation after the birth of a baby, but it can leave you dysfunctional, irritable, and forgetful. Before you make any major mistakes, you need to take care of yourself as well as you take care of your newborn. A glass of warm milk or warm chocolate… Read More »