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Postpartum Depression Remedies From Largest Study; Society’s Views On Women Suffering From It

Update Date: May 03, 2017 09:28 PM EDT
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In general, it is known that Postpartum depression is of the clinical kind and can affect both sexes after childbirth. This is a global problem and has never been more apparent.

Recent reports revealed that Canada is also joining hands with Australia and the United States in the largest study of psychological disorder to date. The soon-to-be largest study on postpartum depression will be performed by collecting data and DNA samples from women who have already suffered from this psychological problem, added with postpartum psychosis.

How Can The Largest Study On This Type Of Depression Be Effective?

The purpose of collecting DNA samples from women who have suffered postpartum depression is very simple. According to Dr. Simone Vigod (principal investigator and psychiatrist at Women’s College Hospital based in Toronto), this process will help them in understanding the genetic link of postpartum psychosis. On the other hand, this data will also be used in the process of developing preventative strategies and better treatments for people who are at risk of suffering from this problem, Huffington Post reports.

Symptoms Of Postpartum Depression

Also termed as postnatal depression, the symptoms may vary a wide range of irregular activities such as sadness, gloomy mood, crying, low energy, reduced sex desire, anxiety, frustration, stress, irritability, changes in sleeping and eating patterns, etc. Although the exact biological reason for postpartum depression is not well understood but hormonal changes is theorized to have a good contribution in causing this psychological imbalance. But the question arises when the condition comes to a father after childbirth, because men do not undergo hormonal changes like women during pregnancy and after delivering the child.

Society’s View On Women Suffering From Postnatal Psychosis

According to Mark Henick, national director of strategic initiatives at the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), one of the vital reasons women are not able to address anyone for help or even realize herself that they are suffering from postnatal psychosis, is society and its concept on childbirth. Society always expects women to be happy, despite any odd circumstances when they deliver the child, as reported by Global News.

Hence, from society’s point of view, women cannot suffer from this sort of psychological irregularities anyhow. Stay tuned for more updates on this study.

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