The effects of gestational stress and Selective Serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressant treatment on structural plasticity in the postpartum brain--A translational model for postpartum depression.

@article{Haim2016TheEO,
  title={The effects of gestational stress and Selective Serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressant treatment on structural plasticity in the postpartum brain--A translational model for postpartum depression.},
  author={Achikam Haim and Christopher Albin-Brooks and Morgan Sherer and Emily Mills and Benedetta Leuner},
  journal={Hormones and behavior},
  year={2016},
  volume={77},
  pages={124-31}
}
This article is part of a Special Issue "Parental Care". Postpartum depression (PPD) is a common complication following childbirth experienced by one in every five new mothers. Although the neural basis of PPD remains unknown, previous research in rats has shown that gestational stress, a risk factor for PPD, induces depressive-like behavior during the postpartum period. Moreover, the effect of gestational stress on postpartum mood is accompanied by structural modifications within the nucleus… CONTINUE READING
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