Postpartum Depression Tied to Disruption of Stress System in Mouse Study

PSYCH CENTRAL | on Tue, Jan 2, 7:15 AM

Postpartum depression[1] is not uncommon — nearly one in five new mothers may experience anxiety[2], severe fatigue, inability to bond with their children, and suicidal thoughts. Moreover, this depression has also been associated with infants’ developmental difficulties.A new study by neuroscientists at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston uses a mouse model to explore the role of stress toward development of the condition.Researchers generated a novel preclinical model of postpartum...

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