Papers were searched on MEDLINE, PsycINFO, Web of Science, and Scopus databases with the following key words: ("postpartum depression" or "postpartum mood disorder
" or "perinatal depression" or "perinatal mood disorder") AND ("neuroimaging" or "magnetic resonance imaging" or "magnetic resonance spectroscopy" or "diffusion tensor imaging" or "morphometry" or "connectivity" or "resting state").
Today, aromatherapy is a popular care option for mothers and midwives in many countries for myriad symptoms, such as nausea in pregnancy (and labor), hemorrhoids, exhaustion, pain, sleeplessness, anxiety, postpartum mood disorder
, and episiotomy healing (Adams, 2012; Dhany, 2008; Maddocks-Jennings & Wilkinson, 2004; Tillet & Ames, 2010).
in History, Trinity College, University of Toronto) is a graduate research assistant and Research Manager with the Postpartum Mood Disorder
These data support the now well-established finding that an uncontrolled postpartum mood disorder
can have adverse effects on the baby's neurocognitive development.
It also should be noted that a history of previous deliveries without a postpartum mood disorder
is not protective or predictive.
For over 20 years, Cheryl Tatano Beck has focused her research on postpartum mood disorder
Childbirth is a trigger for first-onset or recurrence of various psychiatric disorders; however, research and clinical efforts have focused mainly on postpartum mood disorders
. Unfortunately, there is little research on identifying and managing obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in the postpartum period.
Controlled prospective study of postpartum mood disorders
: Psychological environmental and hormonal variables.
This continuation of postpartum care for a new mother allows her body time to heal helping to prevent postpartum mood disorders
in mothers and fathers as well as time to reflect on the birth experience and move forward into early parenting with confidence.