Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Postnatal depression and diabetes

Pregnant women and new mothers with diabetes could be at an increased risk of developing postnatal depression. A study of 11,000 pregnant women in New Jersey between July 2004 and September 2006 found that the women with diabetes had nearly twice the risk of suffering from postnatal depression. Previous research has linked diabetes with depression and the link held true for women with type 1, type 2 and gestational (linked to pregnancy) diabetes. The study was carried out by researchers at Harvard Medical School and looked at the six months before a woman gave birth and the year afterwards.

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