Most women suffer from some form of mild “baby blues” after childbirth, but for those 10-15% of women who suffer from clinical post-partum depression, also known as postnatal depression, the impact on their early relationships with their babies is significant.
Kids with a depressed father are more likely to be at-risk for teen depression, finds a new study led by researchers from University College London. While the link between mothers’ depression and depression in their children is well-established, the new Lancet Psychiatry study is
Postpartum depression in women is starting to get the medical and societal attention it deserves, but postpartum depression in men is still little understood. While paternal postpartum depression has been documented in 7 to 10% of new fathers, some mental health
Whether it’s a pregnant character on a TV show, a celebrity’s baby-body magazine spread, or a friend’s selfie of her post-baby physique, portrayals of pregnant and postpartum women on traditional and social media tend to be unrealistic, women respondents said
On the heels of a week full of mental health feel-good news, this comes at the right time: You can continue caring for your mental health during pregnancy without worrying you’re harming your still-developing baby. In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers
In January, a US panel redefined what we know as postpartum depression. The New York Times reported the doctors’ findings that “many cases of what has been called postpartum depression actually start during pregnancy.” Dr. Ashlesha Bagadia, a Bangalore psychiatrist
Part Two of a two-part series on postpartum depression. (Part One, “A Silent Sorrow,” explores causes, symptoms and prevalence.) It’s a Wednesday afternoon, and Amrita Ashok* is dreaming about another life. “I was a high-powered investment banker in another avatar,”