Postpartum Depression And Relationship Between Mothers With Her Baby

Postpartum Depression And Relationship Between Mothers With Her Baby

Postpartum DepressionSymptoms experienced by postpartum depression, more severe and sometimes can last up to 6 months. A mother who experienced this will have difficulty to feel the relationship with her baby, and there are also minded to the possibility of hurting herself and her child.

Apparently, according to research published by the American Journal of Psychiatry, brains of women who experienced postpartum depression is different from the mother who did not experience.

Postpartum Depression And Research

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center compared the number of new mothers within 12 weeks, 14 of them were depressed, and 16 of them in good health. Each mother indicated a face angry and frightened, while the researchers saw these mothers brain activity using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

From these studies, it is known that brain activity associated with emotion, not too active in the brains of women who experience postpartum depression, while the mothers are healthy, the brain circuits that they look "lit". This could explain why the mothers have difficulties to feel a bond with his infant daughter. No wonder we hear news about the mothers who can kill a newborn child, or left alone by the roadside or other.

Part of the brain studied was a road connecting the two parts of the brain are thought to have important roles to create an emotional response to unpleasant stimuli, such as a baby's cry.

Although this condition is not fully understood, studies of this kind, according to one researcher, Eydie Moses-Kolko, a professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, said, could potentially lead to the development of postpartum depression treatment.