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November 2015

UC Davis Researchers Develop New Intervention to Help Mothers

Tuesday, 11/3/2015

"This is one of the first studies to take on the role of the pediatrician in not only identifying depression in mothers but also helping them take the next step," said Erik Fernandez y Garcia, associate professor of clinical pediatrics and lead author on the study. "The hope is that once we've refined the intervention and presented it to pediatricians, they will feel more comfortable about addressing depression with mothers of their patients."

 

Full article here: http://www.news-medical.net/news/20150508/UC-Davis-researchers-develop-n...

Depression During Pregnancy Influences Postpartum

Tuesday, 11/3/2015

This is a story from Yale newletter about how two researchers, are studying how infants crying and distress impacts mother's mental health.

"Using electroencephalograms, a brain imaging technique, they measured women’s responses to different stimuli — a series of happy, distressed and neutral baby faces and recordings of cries. Women who scored higher on the depression scales showed lessened responses to distressed baby faces but not to happy or neutral faces. There was no relationship between depressive symptoms and response to the cries. The study demonstrated that an increase in depressive symptoms during pregnancy could affect how these women process infant faces."

Click the link for the full article: http://yaledailynews.com/blog/2015/10/27/depression-during-pregnancy-inf...

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