New mothers’ baby blues caused by disruptions in the body’s stress-response system, new study says

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The baby blues can be caused by a disruption in a new mother’s stress-response system, a new study revealed.

Researchers found that a lack of a protein in the brain affects the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, which controls how we respond to stress, leaving a new mother susceptible to postpartum depression.

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Postpartum depression can hit a fifth of all new mothers causing anxiety, severe fatigue, inability to bond with their children and suicidal thoughts which have been linked to developmental difficulties their children.

The findings delve into the causes of the neurological changes that affect one in nine new mothers and open doors to other stress and anxiety-related disorders.

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