postpartum depression

This Single Dad's Moving Facebook Post Made Us All Cry

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At 21, Richard Johnson is playing a role he never expected: a single dad. He and 10-month-old daughter Persephone have been on their own since the baby's mother left in February. While Johnson initially thought he couldn't be a parent, his viral Facebook post has us nominating him for Father of the Year. In a... Read more

Hayden Panettiere Seeks Treatment For Postpartum Depression

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After a brave, public admission about her postpartum depression, Hayden Panettiere is seeking treatment. The actress, 26, “is voluntarily seeking professional help at a treatment center as she is currently battling postpartum depression,” her rep tells PEOPLE. “She asks that the media respect her privacy during this time.” This news comes just days after... Read more

Viral Photo Reveals Raw Emotions Of Postpartum

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Danielle Haines wasn't feeling quite like herself when she posed for a picture about a year ago. She's on the verge of tears, shirtless and cradling her three-day-old son to her chest. "I was so raw and so open, I was a f*cking mess," her caption begins. Knowing other brand new moms had to feel... Read more

Could This Epilepsy Drug Cure Postpartum Depression?

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Four new moms suffered from postpartum depression for months, but just days after trying an experimental epilepsy drug, their symptoms were as good as gone. The women were each injected with a dose of SAGE-547, a drug originally created by Sage Therapeutics to treat epileptic seizures. All four mothers had been admitted to the hospital, where they... Read more

A Text a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

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It may be a small start, but a text message could be the simplest way to boost a new mom's day. With the help of a grant from the Maternal Child and Family Health Coalition (MCHFC), researchers from Saint Louis University explored how supportive text messages could help low-income, racial minority mothers with postpartum depression. Their... Read more

How Many Dads Suffer Postpartum Depression?

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The stigma around postpartum depression is lessening; we talk about it more and more, making it easier and more encouraged for women to seek treatment. But does the same hold true for dads? One in ten dads will suffer from postpartum depression. And a new study highlights the negative effects this could... Read more

Calling Off Postpartum Depression?

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Wondering what you can do you lessen postpartum depression? You can start by making a phone call. A new Canadian study published in the Journal of Advanced Nursing found that support from peers might be able to reduce postpartum depression (PPD) up to two years after delivery. But just talking to friends and family isn't... Read more

Postpartum Depression May Begin During Pregnancy

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It’s natural for women feel a range of emotions during pregnancy and after baby’s arrival. But a new study finds that how you feel before giving birth can help clinicians identify your risk for three distinct subtypes of postpartum depression. Pinpointing these characteristics early on can help determine how you should be treated. "A... Read more

The Really Important Reason You Shouldn’t Try to Be a “Super Parent”

It's been written off as the result of hormonal changes for years, but postpartum depression, and new-parent mental health in general, may have more to do with the way our culture shapes parenting. As you've probably noticed, having a baby is a pretty life-altering thing. So it's not surprising that new moms and new dads are especially... Read more

You’re at Risk for Postpartum Depression Much Longer Than You Think​

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If you've made it through the first year of motherhood relatively unscathed, congratulations! It's a trying time for your mental health, sometimes tainted by baby blues or postpartum depression. But a new study out of Australia warns you might not be in the clear... Read more