Risk of postpartum depression in association with serum leptin and interleukin-6 levels at delivery: a nested case-control study within the UPPSAT cohort.

@article{Skalkidou2009RiskOP,
  title={Risk of postpartum depression in association with serum leptin and interleukin-6 levels at delivery: a nested case-control study within the UPPSAT cohort.},
  author={Alkistis Skalkidou and Sara M. Sylv{\'e}n and Fotios Papadopoulos and Matts H Olovsson and Anders Larsson and Inger Sundstr{\"o}m-Poromaa},
  journal={Psychoneuroendocrinology},
  year={2009},
  volume={34 9},
  pages={1329-37}
}
Although postpartum depression (PPD) is a common condition, it often goes undiagnosed and untreated, with devastating consequences for the woman's ability to perform daily activities, to bond with her infant and to relate to the infant's father. Leptin, a protein synthesised in the adipose tissue and involved in regulation of food intake and energy expenditure has been related to depressive disorders, but studies report conflicting results. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association… CONTINUE READING