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Is Postpartum Depression a Distinct Subtype of Depression? Taking a Closer Look at the Amygdala

While many women with postpartum depression (PPD) have had previous episodes of major depression and will go on to have other episodes of depression outside of the postpartum period, many have questioned whether postpartum depression represents a specific subtype of major depressive disorder (MDD), postulating that there may be characteristics which distinguish depression emerging during… Read More »

Perimenopausal Depression in Women with More Variable Levels of Estradiol and Lower Progesterone Levels

Women are at increased risk for depressive symptoms during the menopause transition.  It has long been suspected that falling estrogen levels play a role in triggering the onset of depression; however, if all women experience declining levels of estrogen and progesterone during this transition, why is it that only some women suffer from depression in… Read More »

Older Canadians less likely to suffer depression despite increased COVID-19 death rate: study

Article content continued “Young people are doing especially bad, probably related to loneliness and maladaptive coping strategies,” McIntyre said via email. “Although older people are more prone to virus infection/complications, I would not expect them to be worse off psychosocially,” he said. “The link between economic/employment security and mental health — which is a powerful… Read More »