Postpartum depression: Etiology, treatment and consequences for maternal care

@article{Brummelte2016PostpartumDE,
  title={Postpartum depression: Etiology, treatment and consequences for maternal care},
  author={Susanne Brummelte and Liisa A. M. Galea},
  journal={Hormones and Behavior},
  year={2016},
  volume={77},
  pages={153-166}
}
This article is part of a Special Issue "Parental Care". Pregnancy and postpartum are associated with dramatic alterations in steroid and peptide hormones which alter the mothers' hypothalamic pituitary adrenal (HPA) and hypothalamic pituitary gonadal (HPG) axes. Dysregulations in these endocrine axes are related to mood disorders and as such it should not come as a major surprise that pregnancy and the postpartum period can have profound effects on maternal mood. Indeed, pregnancy and… Expand
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