Latest Psychoneuroendocrinology Stories

2013-11-11 23:00:24

PMDD Treatment Miracle designed by Jane Pritchard is a newly updated book that provides people with an advanced premenstrual dysphoric disorder treatment. A detailed PMDD Treatment Miracle overview on the site Vinamy.com indicates if this book is worth buying. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) November 11, 2013 Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is a severe form of premenstrual syndrome that is afflicting 3% to 8% of women. This disease is a diagnosis associated primarily with the luteal phase of...

2011-07-19 15:20:11

A UNC study finds that women who have breastfeeding difficulties in the first two weeks after giving birth are more likely to suffer postpartum depression two months later compared to women without such difficulties. Women who have breastfeeding difficulties in the first two weeks after giving birth are more likely to suffer postpartum depression two months later compared to women without such difficulties. For that reason, women with breastfeeding difficulties should be screened for...

2010-05-04 13:36:18

Greater levels of a brain protein called monoamine oxidase A (MAO-A) "“ may explain why postpartum blues and clinical depression are so common after childbirth according to an important study published today in the Archives of General Psychiatry. Using an advanced brain imaging method, researchers at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health discovered that levels of brain MAO-A in healthy women four to six days after delivery were 43% greater as compared to women not recently...

2010-02-01 09:42:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Alan Jacobs, one of a small number of clinical experts in Neuroendocrinology (and unique in combining this field with Behavioral Neurology into clinical Psychoneuroendocrinology), today announced the launch of his new blog on the web at: http://blog.alanjacobsmd.com Dr. Jacobs, who has offices in Manhattan and Mount Kisco, NY, has been providing comprehensive clinical care locally, nationally and internationally to women and men with neuroendocrine and...

2009-09-09 14:42:00

One in eight new moms experience postpartum major depressive disorder CHICAGO, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Up to 80 percent of women experience depressive symptoms postpartum, with one in eight reporting the emergence of major depression within weeks of delivery. Caused by multiple factors, including stress and hormone changes in the body, postpartum depression ranges from a minor presentation, known as postpartum blues, to major depression and in rare circumstances, the most severe...

2009-07-01 23:05:10

Mothers with postpartum depression may aggravate already impaired sleep quality, Norwegian researchers say. Dr. Karen Dorheim, a psychiatrist at Stavanger University Hospital in Norway who was the lead author for the study, said depression after delivery is often not identified by new mothers, whereas tiredness and lack of sleep are common complaints. These symptoms may be attributed to poor sleep, but the tiredness could also be caused by depression. It is important to ask a new mother...

2009-07-01 08:50:00

Sleep may act as a moderator between risk factors for depression and the onset of depression in women vulnerable to sleep changes during the postpartum periodA study in the July 1 issue of the journal SLEEP suggests that postpartum depression may aggravate an already impaired sleep quality, as experiencing difficulties with sleep is a symptom of depression. Twenty-one percent of depressed postpartum women included in the study reported having also been depressed during pregnancy and 46...

2009-02-02 13:12:43

 Women who have higher levels of a hormone produced by the placenta midway through pregnancy appear more likely to develop postpartum depression, a study authored by a UC Irvine researcher finds.The discovery could help identify and treat women at risk for postpartum depression long before the onset of symptoms.Ilona Yim, psychology and social behavior assistant professor, and colleagues found that women whose levels of corticotrophin-releasing hormone started to increase more rapidly...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'