To say that living with depression is difficult would be an understatement, but women who are trying to conceive or have already conceived may want to take a close look at the decision they have to make regarding their depression treatment.
While postpartum depression receives a lot of acknowledgement, there is another form of depression that is less talked about: perinatal depression (depression during pregnancy). For sufferers of this psychiatric condition, the fluctuation of hormones and stresses of everyday life get to be too much, and they become depressed.
Despite the fact that prescription drug use is common during pregnancy, very little is known about potential adverse reactions of the most commonly used prescription drugs to the fetus. Published in the journal Obstetrician & Gynecologist, a review hopes to bring awareness and more research to the issue.
Recent studies had indicated that genetic mutations were partly responsible for autism – a condition that causes behavioral and social problems in those affected. However, the actual cause of autism has yet to be found. While the previous study indicated that genetic mutation creates a probability for autism, it is not a definite.