Category Archives: Science Daily


Jan

16

2019
How bad will my postpartum depression be in 12 months?

How bad will my postpartum depression be in 12 months?

A new study was able to successfully predict — with 72.8 percent accuracy — if a new mother would experience worsening depressive symptoms over the first year after giving birth. The scientists predicted this depression trajectory using four maternal characteristics that put the mother at risk. Identifying these factors early in the postpartum period will allow mothers to seek treatment earlier and improve their chance…

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Jan

16

2019
Fighting perinatal mood and anxiety disorders on multiple levels

Fighting perinatal mood and anxiety disorders on multiple levels

Over the past several decades, it’s become increasingly recognized that perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs), including postpartum depression, are more than just “baby blues.” They’re the most common complication of childbirth in the U.S., affecting about 14 percent of women in their lifetimes and up to 50 percent in some specific populations. PMADs can lead to a variety of adverse outcomes for both mothers…

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Jan

09

2019
Mice sleeping fitfully provide clues to insomnia

Mice sleeping fitfully provide clues to insomnia

Researchers working with mice with sleep problems similar to those experienced by people with the genetic disease neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) — believe the animals will help shed light on insomnia linked to NF1 or other factors.


Jan

09

2019
Maternal stress leads to overweight in children

Maternal stress leads to overweight in children

Researchers were able to identify mother’s perceived stress during the first year of the child’s life as a risk factor for developing overweight in infancy. Researchers found this to have long-lasting effects on girls’ weight development in particular.



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