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No Relationship Between Abortion and Mental Health Risks
A new study from Denmark has found that women who terminate a pregnancy face no increased mental health risk, although women who give birth do.
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Perfectionist Moms At Risk For Postpartum Depression
In the first study examining the link between perfectionism and post-partum depression (PPD), researchers have discovered that women who try hard to be perfect face an increased risk for depression following the birth of a child. Those with "socially prescribed perfectionism," perfectionism motivated by the idea that other people expected them to be perfect, were especially susceptible to PPD.
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Fathers Suffering Postpartum Depression May Hinder Child Development
Men are also at a high risk for depression following the birth of a child, shows new research presented at the American Psychiatric Association meeting in Washington last week.
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Low-Income Women at High Risk for Postpartum Depression
A mother's chance of becoming depressed after childbirth is strongly tied to her family income, education level and occupation, shows research on more than 4000 women from varying socioeconomic backgrounds.
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New Moms at Greatest Risk for Postpartum Depression
The first few weeks following childbirth are the riskiest time for postpartum depression, says a new Danish study. This time is especially risky for new mothers who are seven times more likely than women with other children to be hospitalized for depression...
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