Postpartum Depression


Mothers who stop breastfeeding due to pain or difficulty getting babies to nurse may be more likely to develop postpartum depression than mothers who stop nursing for other reasons.

Women who lose their health insurance in the postpartum period find it hard to get mental health care for postpartum depression, new research shows.

APA MEETING COVERAGE: Women receiving ongoing psychiatric care in the postpartum period continue to have high rates of suicidal ideation, but breastfeeding is linked with fewer suicidal thoughts.

Brief screening tools -- even a version including just two questions -- can reliably identify postpartum depression in adolescent mothers, new findings show.

Working women whose maternity leave lasted up to six months showed fewer symptoms of postpartum depression than women who returned to work earlier, researchers reported.