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Diagnosing Postpartum Depression with a Brain Scan

Diagnosing Postpartum Depression with a Brain Scan

Eydie L. Moses-Kolko, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, was recently featured in a Time Magazine article highlighting her research on the use of brain-imaging in new mothers that may help to identify women who are vulnerable to post-partum depression.  In this study, Dr. Moses-Kolko found interesting differences in the way mothers’ brain regions interacted and that women suffering from post-partum depression showed a dulled response in the regions of the brain responsible for regulating empathy and emotion compared to mothers without the disorder. To read the full article, follow this link: http://healthland.time.com/2010/09/15/diagnosing-post-partum-depression/.