Study: Domestic Abuse increases baby blues risk in victim

Domestic abuse boosts the risk of baby blues and post-traumatic stress disorder in mothers, according to a new study.
The latest findings also reveal that certain types of abuse begets specific mental health problems, according researchers at North Carolina State University, Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia.
“We wanted to see whether and how intimate partner abuse – physical, psychological and sexual – influenced postpartum mental health in women, including problems such as depression, stress, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and PTSD,” lead study author Dr. Sarah Desmarais, an assistant professor of psychology at North Carolina State University, said in a news release.

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