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Hormonal Contraception & Mood

You may have heard about the recent study, published in the medical journal JAMA Psychiatry (Journal of the American Medical Association), that found a...
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Post-Adoption Parental Depression

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The majority of women, more than three-quarters, experience the baby blues immediately after childbirth. It is a feeling precipitated by the sudden change in...