Tag Archives: Depression

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 »

Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation for Depression during Pregnancy Shows Promising Results

While depression is relatively common in pregnancy and we have data to support the reproductive safety of many different antidepressants, many women are reluctant to use antidepressant medications during pregnancy. Because untreated depression in the mother has been associated with worse pregnancy outcomes and may have long term effects on the child, there is a… 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 »