More women may be experiencing depression during pregnancy

(Reuters Health) – Today’s moms-to-be are more likely than women from their mothers’ generation to become depressed while pregnant, a study suggests.

Stresses of the modern world may be driving the increase, said the study’s lead author Rebecca Pearson, a lecturer in psychiatric epidemiology at the University of Bristol in the UK.

“Our data suggest that the symptoms driving the increase in total scores were those related to feeling overwhelmed and stress and anxiety rather than feelings of being down and unmotivated,” Pearson said. “This supports theories that it is…

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