Research into Postnatal Depression

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The main lines of research are focused on increasing knowledge as regards the causes of the illness, on the search for specific treatments, and on the study of the effects of maternal depression on the neurodevelopment of their children.

  • As regards the possible causes of the illness, the research is focused on the study of the possible existence of an inflammatory process as a cause or factor that leads to the onset of the illness.
  • As regards treatment, studies are mainly focused on obtaining drugs with mechanisms of action specific for postnatal depression, being centred on possible hormonal causes.
  • As regards the effects of the illness on neurodevelopment, studies are focused on the evaluation of 5-6 years old children of mothers that had postnatal depression, with very little data until now.

Substantiated information by:

Alba Roca
Anna Torres Giménez
Lluïsa García Esteve
Susana Andrés Perpiñá

Published: 7 May 2019
Updated: 7 May 2019

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