A new method of blood analysis helps to identify the propensity for postpartum depression

Researchers from the Baltimore University. Johns Hopkins has developed a special procedure for the analysis of blood, which makes it possible to determine whether a woman is prone to the development of her postpartum depression. This technique allows you to make a statement about possible depression after childbirth up to 85 percent. The analysis recognizes two genes in DNA that are present during pregnancy, and they can be used to establish the likelihood of depression in mothers. Experts hope that after 2 years this test will be included in the practice of psychologists and psychiatrists and give them the opportunity to fight postpartum depression before its occurrence.

Statistics indicate that one in five women after childbirth suffers from depression. This disorder is dangerous because women have thought about suicide, and about the harm both ourselves and our loved ones. Depression can last for more than a year after their kind, and the children born to such mothers, in the future more prone to the appearance of their mental properties.

According to the author of the study Dr. Zachary Kaminsky, postpartum depression is dangerous for both mother and her baby. Until now, the experts are not was similar techniques that could predict the likelihood of its development, and physicians began to struggle with postpartum depression after it occurred. A new method of blood analysis gives the opportunity to start fighting with these psychological disorder before his appearance.

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The first tests have already been conducted among 52 the future of women in childbirth. In 85 percent of cases, the test correctly identified those expectant mothers who have postpartum she was there.

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