A new molecular risk pathway for postpartum mood disorders: clues from steroid sulfatase–deficient individuals

  title={A new molecular risk pathway for postpartum mood disorders: clues from steroid sulfatase–deficient individuals},
  author={H. Thippeswamy and W. Davies},
  journal={Archives of Women's Mental Health},
  pages={391 - 401}
Postpartum mood disorders develop shortly after childbirth in a significant proportion of women. These conditions are associated with a range of symptoms including abnormally high or low mood, irritability, cognitive disorganisation, disrupted sleep, hallucinations/delusions, and occasionally suicidal or infanticidal ideation; if not treated promptly, they can substantially impact upon the mother’s health, mother-infant bonding, and family dynamics. The biological precipitants of such disorders… Expand

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