DHA deficiency is thought to be associated with maternal depression.
While DHA supplements could be used to treat the deficiency, there are
reports that EPA is more effective at relieving depressive symptoms.
Researchers published a study in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research. The study focused on a possible link between maternal depression, inflammation and pregnancy complications.
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) are prescribed to up
to 6% of pregnant women. The medications are prescribed to treat various
forms of depression, including postpartum depression.
Use of SSRIs during pregnancy to treat maternal depression has been
shown to positively impact maternal quality of life during pregnancy and
postpartum period, in previous studies.
Researchers in Brazil recently tested several psychological
intervention techniques to reduce stress and anxiety in pregnant women
with known fetal malformations. Sixty-five women were included in the
Depression is a common feeling, but it is also the term given to a
disease that affects almost 10% of the population of the United States.
There are varying forms of depression.
Not only are you emotionally dealing with the loss of a pregnancy, but
the physical effects (hormonal imbalance, cramping, and bleeding) will
likely magnify all those emotions.
Experts urge pregnant women to relax during their pregnancy and avoid
situations or events that are particularly stressful, because babies
born under those conditions tend to be less healthy in general.
Depression happens before, during and after pregnancy, but
conclusive research on the impact of untreated depression/anxiety versus
the impact of antidepressants on pregnancy is not sufficient, according
Depression is a condition that affects women of child-bearing age and
may continue throughout pregnancy. Antidepressants have been pinpointed
as a possible cause for concern regarding possible negative impacts on
Depression is a common issue during pregnancy. Hormone changes, thoughts of your upcoming parenthood and life changes can wreak havoc on your emotional state.
Psychiatry is a part of medical sciences, which deals with studies and treatment of mental and emotional disorders.
Postpartum depression is different from baby blues. When a woman suffers from postpartum depression, her feelings of depression may be deeper and more noticeable.
Hearing the words “you have breast cancer” is devastating enough, but when you have bipolar disorder, it is a double whammy.
It’s no secret that going through infertility treatment can be stressful for a couple. That being said, there are a lot of things that you can do to make the process a little easier on your partner.
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Erectile dysfunction, also known as ED, is when men do not have the ability to sustain an erection in order to perform sexually. Common causes include atherosclerosis, obesity, heart disease, high cholesterol, stress, depression and low testosterone.
Paroxetine (Paxil) during pregnancy, breastfeeding and trying to conceive (TTC). Is it safe?
All about Lithium and pregnancy, breastfeeding and trying to conceive (TTC). Is it safe?
Escitalopram (Lexapro) and pregnancy, breastfeeding and trying to conceive (TTC). Is it safe?
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Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder that is characterized by obsessive thoughts and repetitive behaviors.
Researchers, scientists and doctors have established a solid link between depression and lower birth weight. A new study by researchers at Yale University claims discrimination can
also cause low birth weight.
Getting a good night’s sleep while you’re pregnant is easier said than done. Your newly enlarged shape makes it difficult to get comfortable, and your mind is usually racing with questions and worries about your impending labor.
Folic acid, calcium, iron, vitamin B12: it’s likely that all of these
nutrients ring a bell with pregnant women when it comes to the topic of
nutrition, but another nutrient that may not come to mind is just as
important, and is the focus of exciting new research.
When it comes to having the healthiest pregnancy of all, maybe you need
to start with a mental check-up and a course of relaxation and smiles.
A research report appearing at the 120th convention of the American
Psychological Association showed a clear connection between thinking
happy thoughts and having a happy pregnancy.
There is no doubt about the mental stress caused by infertility. Women
who try to conceive and hit the brick wall of infertility face stress,
depression, anxiety and other mental side effects – this is something
researchers already know.
Eating seafood during your pregnancy is generally not recommended. For
years, pregnant women have been avoiding seafood at all costs.
The cessation of breastfeeding is known to have a possible link with
depression and anxiety in new mothers. The unintentional cessation of
breastfeeding can be heartbreaking for some women, since it is the final
bodily process from your pregnancy.