Article with Dr. Mary Phillips

New research probing hidden responses in the brain may add to the understanding of women who are caught in depression after giving birth to a child, raising questions about their emotional connection to their infants.

Functional magnetic resonance imaging, or fMRI, of women with postpartum depression who were shown scared or angry faces showed less activity in and between two sections of the brain than the scans of healthy mothers, according to a recently published University of Pittsburgh study.

Read more: Depressed mothers' brains studied for differences


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