Tag Archives: Postpartum

Does Sleep Deprivation Trigger Postpartum OCD?

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) may emerge during the postpartum period, either as the first onset of illness or as a recurrence of preexisting OCD. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (DSM-V) does not recognize postpartum OCD as a distinct diagnostic entity. In contrast, other psychiatric disorders (i.e., major depressive disorder, bipolar… Read More »

Maternal Programming During Pregnancy Induces Long-Term Postpartum Obesity

In mouse study, researchers find it’s not the added calories but the long-term reduction in energy expended During normal pregnancy, mothers always gain body weight within a proper range. However, many women worry that extra pounds put on during pregnancy will not be lost after childbirth and, in fact, past studies have shown that excessive… Read More »