Understanding Postpartum Depression: New Discoveries

Many women notice a temporary drop in their mood after giving birth, but for 13 percent of new mothers the mood change develops into postpartum depression.

Investigations into postpartum depression reveal that an enzyme called monoamine oxidase A is an instigator or indicator (or both) of this mood disorder. The latest research findings validate earlier studies that point to the role of monoamine oxidase A in postpartum depression …

Another Way Exercise Mellows Our Mood and Anxiety

When people with mood and anxiety disorders see the world in a negative or threatening way, it increases their negative and anxious feelings—strengthening the disorder.

Scientists are now closer to understanding how relaxation activities and exercise helps to break this cycle. Not only do these activities calm our muscles and nerves, they mellow our perception of the world. People and things appear less negative or threatening …

The Four Agreements for Managing Depression

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