First-time mothers with postpartum mental disorders (PPMD) are predisposed to self-harm, although the risk is lower than that seen among other psychiatric patients, a study reports. Moreover, new moms with severe PPMD who have a history of self-harm make up a vulnerable group at high risk of later suicide.
Consuming high amounts of fish and/or n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) is beneficial to women, as it reduces the risk of postpartum depression at 6 months following delivery, according to a recent study.
Women who show symptoms of postpartum depression in the first or sixth month after delivery tend to encounter difficulty caring for their infants, a recent study suggests. Left untreated, the mood disorder can prevent the formation of a critical bond between mother and child.
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