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Old 15th March 2017, 12:01 PM
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Default Lower allopregnanolone during pregnancy predicts postpartum depression [NOT FREE]

Osborne, L. M., et al. "Lower allopregnanolone during pregnancy predicts postpartum depression: An exploratory study." Psychoneuroendocrinology 79: 116-121.
Postpartum depression (PPD) is a debilitating illness that affects 15-20% of women in the general population.Evidence is currently mixed on the role of reproductive hormones in the development of PPD.We measured second-trimester allopregnanolone in 60 pregnant women with mood disorders and assessed the development of PPD.Every additional ng/ml of allopregnanolone decreased a women?s odds of developing PPD by 63%.This contributes to our understanding of the biological correlates of PPD and may help identify women at highest risk.

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