Detecting Postpartum Depression Early

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By Alabama News Network

A simple blood test may be able to determine a mother’s chances of suffering from depression after giving birth.

Researchers at Warwick University in the U.K. say the test, which is given early in pregnancy, can identify faulty stress genes that increase a new mom’s risk.

A study found women with those genes are three to five times more likely to have postpartum depression.

The early detection allows doctors to treat the problem before symptoms set in.

 

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