Just like common depressions that everyone may have, postpartum depression is a complex mix of physical, emotional, and behavioral changes that happen in a woman after giving birth. Learn more about depressions below!

First Five Years of Fatherhood Risky for Depression

The study finds that young men, especially those that live in the same home as their new baby, are at significant risk of developing depression during the first five years of fatherhood. ... read more »

Roseroot: Natural and Effective for Depression

The results of the study found roseroot to be almost as effective in treating mild to moderate major depressive disorder (MDD) but with far fewer adverse side effects that turn patients away. ... read more »

Supporting Your Wife Through Infertility Treatment

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. ... read more »

Natural Ways to Help New Moms Overcome Postpartum Depression

As many as four out of every 25 new mothers experience postpartum depression following the birth of a baby. A recent study brings the good news of a chemical-free solution to baby blues. ... read more »

Maternal Mood Disorders May Affect Child's Development

Many women struggle with depression and other mood disorders while pregnant. Exposure to these mood disorders during pregnancy may cause the offspring to exhibit long-term emotional and behavioral problems later in life. ... read more »

Suicide and Homicide is Prevalent Among Pregnant Women

When it comes to maternal mortality, many women believe natural complications of pregnancy cause more deaths than other more violent causes, but researchers have found this to be incorrect. ... read more »

Women With HIV On Medicaid Don’t Get Treatment for Depression

Being HIV positive and low income are two evident risk factors for depression, but it appears the Medicaid system in the United States somehow missed this potential mental health concern. ... read more »

Mindfulness Therapy Instead of Antidepressants

Prescription antidepressants are the traditional line of treatment for overcoming a depressive episode and staving off relapses but they come with side effects that many people cannot tolerate. ... read more »

Depression During Pregnancy and Gestational Diabetes Risk

A recent British study revealed a strong link between depression and inactivity during pregnancy and the tendency to gain excess pregnancy pounds and develop gestational diabetes. ... read more »

Downton Abbey, Depression, and Baby Bonding

There are many lessons we in real life can learn from Lady Mary's fictional struggle with loss, motherhood, grief, and depression. ... read more »

Mom's Depression Increases Depression Risk in Baby

A pregnant woman may pass depression onto her unborn child, according to a new study. Doctors have long suspected a connection between maternal depression and mood disorders in offspring; this research helps scientists understand how and when this occurs. ... read more »

Fighting the Personal Stigma of Genetics and Depression

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. ... read more »

Mood Swings and Emotional Changes During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is quite an amazing thing full of many physical and emotional changes and mood swings due to fluctuating hormones. ... read more »

The Edinburgh Postpartum Depression Evaluation

Postpartum depression is different from baby blues. When a woman suffers from postpartum depression, her feelings of depression may be deeper and more noticeable.  ... read more »

Your Depression during Pregnancy Could Actually be Fatigue

As in life before pregnancy, a lack of sleep can make us feel more irritable and bummed out than usual. A recent study shows that the same holds true for women who are pregnant, and maybe even more so. ... read more »

I’m Pregnant and Depressed – What Do I Do?

Depression is a common issue during pregnancy. Hormone changes, thoughts of your upcoming parenthood and life changes can wreak havoc on your emotional state. ... read more »

Eating Seafood Lifts a Pregnant Woman's Mood

Eating omega-3-rich seafood may be a mood-lifter for women who are feeling depressed during pregnancy, suggests a study of British women. ... read more »

Antidepressants During Pregnancy

For the pregnant woman on antidepressants, the psychiatrist and the obstetrician can work together to find a suitable treatment that will work with pregnancy and keep baby healthy during gestation. ... read more »

Are Antidepressants Safe During Pregnancy?

Are antidepressants safe to take during pregnancy? ... read more »

Prozac And Pregnancy

Is prozac safe to take when you're pregnant? Several studies comparing women who did take Prozac with women who didn't take it showed that pregnancy outcome did not differ between the groups. ... read more »

When Postpartum Depression isn't Just Depression

The name postpartum “depression” can be misleading because sometimes postpartum depression doesn't manifest as typical feeling "down" depression. ... read more »

Women Are Meant to Have Children

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. ... read more »

Smile: Being Happy Leads to a Healthier Pregnancy

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. ... read more »

Coping with Breast Cancer and Bipolar Depression

Hearing the words “you have breast cancer” is devastating enough, but when you have bipolar disorder, it is a double whammy. ... read more »

Your Body’s Telling You Something Good

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. ... read more »

Will Avoiding Seafood Make You Depressed?

Eating seafood during your pregnancy is generally not recommended. For years, pregnant women have been avoiding seafood at all costs. ... read more »

When Does Obsessing During your Pregnancy Become OCD?

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder that is characterized by obsessive thoughts and repetitive behaviors. ... read more »

Does Adolescent Anxiety Cause Depression?

In middle school, one of my friends started to show signs of an anxiety disorder. Many teens and adolescents never get the help and support they need, and many families don’t recognize just how serious anxiety can become. ... read more »

How Depression Can Hurt Your Baby before Birth

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. ... read more »

Will Stopping Breastfeeding Make Moms Sad?

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. ... read more »