Tag: postnatal depression

Blood Test Could Show Women at Risk of Postnatal Depression

Researchers at Warwick Medical School have discovered a way of identifying which women are most at risk of postnatal depression (PND) by checking for specific genetic variants. The findings could lead to the development of a simple, accurate blood test which checks for the likelihood of developing the condition.

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Lasting Impact On Mental Health For Women Who Have Miscarried

Miscarriage and stillbirth can be devastating for any woman. The depression and anxiety faced after their loss can be extremely long lasting. Research published today in the British Journal of Psychiatry suggests depression and anxiety can still affect women who have previously miscarried or had a still birth, even after the arrival of a healthy baby.

The research, conducted by the University of Rochester Medical Center, suggests the birth of a healthy child does not resolve mental health problems many women experienced after the loss of a pregnancy or child. Furthermore, the research could be helpful in determining the potential risks of postnatal depression occurring.

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