Understanding the Pathophysiology of Postpartum Depression: Implications for the Development of Novel Treatments

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Depression during pregnancy and in the postpartum period is common, devastating to mothers and their offspring, and poorly understood in terms of pathophysiology. In this issue of Neuron, Maguire and Mody provide evidence for a role for aberrant neurosteroid regulation of the GABAA receptor subunit in the etiology of postpartum depression, presaging elucidation of the pathophysiology and development of treatments of this depression endophenotype.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)185-186
Number of pages2
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jul 31 2008
Externally publishedYes


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