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Depression - Road to Recovery => Breaking Stories => Topic started by: SteveW on July 19, 2014, 10:38:04 AM

Title: Pregnancy, Maternal Depression and long term effects on the child.
Post by: SteveW on July 19, 2014, 10:38:04 AM
Just a brief little piece on the possibility of a pregnant woman who is depressed at the time in some way passing on wiring abnormalities in the Amygdala,
in their child. This is a structure in the brain that possibly links to depression. One sentence I found particularly dispiriting.

"This finding suggests a history of maternal depression might contribute to a lifelong increase in the vulnerability to mental illness."

So screen pregnant women and treat those who are depressed. I don't see that happening.

Here is the link. It is long and I'm not sure it will work. You'll find it on Google if you want to read.

     http://psychcentral.com/news/2013/12/05/maternal-depression-may-affect-infant-development/62868.htm (http://psychcentral.com/news/2013/12/05/maternal-depression-may-affect-infant-development/62868.htm)
Title: Re: Pregnancy, Maternal Depression and long term effects on the child.
Post by: SteveW on July 20, 2014, 02:25:26 PM