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Preventing Depression in Menopause
Hormone therapy may prevent depression in women who are in the early stages of menopause, according to a new study.
Depression and Gestational Diabetes
Depression and gestational diabetes may be linked, according to the National Institutes of Health.
What's Behind Postmenopausal Depression?
How old were you when you hit menopause? If your answer was younger than 40, you may be at risk of one common condition.
Help for Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
Many women have cramps or irritability in the days leading up to their periods. For some women, however, things can get a whole lot worse. But one treatment may help.
Are Antidepressants Safe During Pregnancy?
The question of whether to take antidepressants during pregnancy is an intimate and complicated one. But if you're pregnant (or trying to be) and you have depression, you may want to consider the risks.
Depressed New Moms Might Benefit from This Rx
Welcoming a new baby brings joy, but it can also bring a time of stress, worry and depression. New evidence suggests that medications might help new moms with depression.
How More Screening Might Help New Moms
When does the risk period for postpartum depression end? Maybe not as soon after giving birth as once thought.
Get Help for Depression in Pregnancy
Depression can take all the fun out of being a new mother. Researchers are trying to find better ways to diagnose the problem early.
Perfect Parenting Pressures Could Affect Mental Health
Becoming a parent for the first time can be hard for some people. But some new parents may risk developing a mental disorder when they also face social pressures to be perfect parents.
Lending a Hand to Moms of Preemies
The birth of a new baby, while joyful, can also bring a great deal of stress and anxiety — especially if the child arrived well before the due date.