Postpartum depression in dads | Learn which fathers are at risk & how to decrease the risks, consequences of depressions, and treatment options

Postpartum Depression in Dads

Fathers are fifty percent of a couple, supplying half of the genetic material to create a baby, but when we talk about the postpartum...
Postpartum mania & bipolar disorder

Postpartum Mania & Bipolar Disorder

There is quite a bit of discussion these days of postpartum depression as the primary mental health condition that can afflict a new mom....
Oxytocin and Postpartum Mood

Oxytocin and Postpartum Mood

What is oxytocin? Oxytocin is a neuropeptide made in the hypothalamus, a regulatory center in the brain. It is involved in labor and breastfeeding. It...
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Intrusive Thoughts and OCD Postpartum

Intrusive thoughts postpartum are scary. I have had several patients describe their fears to me – fears that they might do something to harm...
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How a Relationship Changes With Parenthood

The transition to parenthood is stressful, and the months after a first baby is born are unique in a couple’s life.  There are physical...

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Baby blues or beyond? Recognizing Postpartum depression | Learn about the risk factors for postpartum depression, how to diagnose it, and treatment options

Baby Blues or Beyond? Recognizing Postpartum Depression

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...