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Health Tip: Risk Factors for Depression After Pregnancy

Posted 16 days ago by Drugs.com

-- Some women react to the experience of pregnancy and childbirth with sadness, fear, anxiety and procrastination, the American Academy of Pediatrics says. The academy mentions these risk factors for developing depression during and after pregnancy: Hormonal changes. Personal or family history of depression. Feeling a lack of support from family and friends. Problems with a previous pregnancy or ...

Pediatricians Have Role in Screen for Postpartum Depression

Posted 17 Dec 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Dec. 17, 2018 – Pediatric physicians should screen women for postpartum depression (PPD) at well-child visits and make use of community resources for treatment and referral, according to a policy statement and technical report published online Dec. 17 in Pediatrics. Marian F. Earls, M.D., from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, and colleagues discuss opportunities for ...

Docs Should Screen for Depression During, After Pregnancy

Posted 17 Dec 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Dec. 17, 2018 – Doctors should screen women for depression during and after pregnancy, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says in an updated policy statement. Undiagnosed and untreated depression among pregnant women and new mothers can put a baby's health at risk, and is one of the most common and costly pregnancy-related complications in the United States, according to the AAP. ...

AHA: Postpartum Depression May Raise Heart Risks

Posted 6 Nov 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Nov. 5, 2018 (American Heart Association) – Otherwise healthy women diagnosed with postpartum depression may be at higher risk of a heart attack, stroke or heart failure, a new study suggests. Acting on mounting evidence linking clinical depression to cardiovascular disease, researchers sought to explore whether other forms of depression might also increase the risk for conditions ...

Do Dimmer Days in Pregnancy Raise Postpartum Depression Risk?

Posted 12 Oct 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Oct. 12, 2018 – Women whose final stages of pregnancy occur during the short, dark days of winter may be at increased risk for postpartum depression, a new study suggests. It has to do with reduced exposure to sunlight – the same culprit that contributes to seasonal affective disorder, or SAD. That's a type of depression that usually starts in fall and winter and disappears in spring ...

New Dads Can Get the Baby Blues, Too

Posted 10 Aug 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Aug. 9, 2018 – Postpartum depression isn't limited to moms. Rates of depression among new fathers are similar to those among new mothers, and more needs to be done to help these men, two psychologists say. "Recent research has shown that roughly 10 percent of new dads experience postpartum depression, and up to 18 percent have some type of anxiety disorder," said Dan Singley, of the ...

Health Tip: Help a New Mom With Postpartum Depression

Posted 2 Aug 2018 by Drugs.com

-- Postpartum depression causes symptoms including unhappiness and hopelessness among new moms. The good news is that it's usually temporary and treatable, Postpartum Support International says. The organization offers these suggestions for the partner of a woman with postpartum depression: Reassure her that the condition is not her fault, that she is not alone, and that she will get better and ...

Know the Signs of Postpartum Depression

Posted 14 Jun 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, June 14, 2018 – Having a baby is a unique joy, yet it can also bring profound sadness to some women. In fact, about 13 percent of new mothers will experience a major depressive episode during their baby's first year. Postpartum depression, or PPD, affects baby as well as mom because it can keep you from taking care of your newborn and being in tune with your infant's needs. You're more ...

Never Ignore Depression

Posted 7 Jun 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, June 7, 2018 – Studies show that depression is underreported. People aren't getting the help they need, sometimes because they don't know the warning signs or where to turn, or are embarrassed because of the stigma that can still surround mental health issues. But the numbers are too great to ignore. Up to 26 percent of U.S. women and up to 12 percent of men will experience major ...

1 in 20 Younger Women Suffers Major Depression

Posted 12 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, March 12, 2018 – Depression is a big problem in women during and after pregnancy, but it's also a concern throughout the reproductive years. Now, new research reports that nearly 5 percent of women between the ages of 20 and 44 have struggled with major depression. And another 4 percent of women in that age group have experienced minor depression. But neither group is getting adequate ...

Antidepressants Do Work, Some Better Than Others: Study

Posted 22 Feb 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Feb. 22, 2018 – Antidepressant drugs actually do help ease depression, countering debate over whether the medications do what they're supposed to, a large research review has found. Some antidepressants, though, are more effective and better tolerated than others, the findings showed. The researchers analyzed data from 522 trials – published and unpublished – that included more than ...

Depression Common in U.S., Women Hit Hardest

Posted 13 Feb 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Feb. 13, 2018 – Nearly one in 10 U.S. adults has depression, and the rate is almost twice as high for women as men, health officials say. National survey data showed that more than 8 percent of adults aged 20 and older suffer from low mood, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Among women, slightly more than 10 percent have depression, ...

Many With Depression Delay, Avoid Treatment

Posted 8 Feb 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Feb. 8, 2018 – Only one-third of people newly diagnosed with depression start treatment quickly, and seniors and minorities are the least likely to get help in a timely fashion, a new study finds. For the study, researchers analyzed data from more than 240,000 people in the United States who received a new diagnosis of depression from a primary care provider between 2010 and 2013. ...

Summer Baby, Higher Odds for Postpartum Depression?

Posted 23 Oct 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Oct. 23, 2017 – Certain factors related to pregnancy and delivery may affect a woman's risk of having postpartum depression, a new study suggests. The study showed that giving birth in the winter or the spring was linked to a lower risk of developing postpartum depression, as was having a baby at full-term. Using anesthesia during delivery also appears to lower the risk of postpartum ...

Gay Men's Suicide Risk Rises as Income Falls

Posted 13 Oct 2017 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Oct. 13, 2017 – Gay and bisexual men with less education and income face more than five times the risk of attempting suicide than their wealthier and better-educated counterparts, a new Canadian study finds. "Less-educated men might feel a greater sense of hopelessness because they see few options to improve their lot, compared to their peers, who could address their poverty by using ...

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