MIHAELA GABRIELA STEFAN, CARMEN ELENA CONDRAT, LAVINIA GUSA, OANA DANIELA TOADER, ANDREI-DENNIS VOICHITOIU, DRAGOS CRETOIU, IOAN SORIN TUDORACHE, NICOLAE SUCIU NEUROACTIVE MOLECULES IN THE ETIOLOGY OF POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION AN OVERVIEW
Postpartum depression is a serious and frequent condition that affects a significant proportion of new mothers in developed countries. Despite its high prevalence and proven deleterious outcomes for both mother and child, there remains an increasing need to expand our knowledge regarding new methods that ensure the discovery of at-risk patients. Many theories have been developed over the years, mainly focusing on hormonal imbalances that occur after childbirth. This review has the purpose to analyze the existing literature and to summarize the latest findings on neuroactive molecules which may predict postpartum depression in new mothers.