Robert Kennedy, Kelley Suttenfield

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Etiology

There are many factors that may contribute to the increase in pregnancy-associated affective syndromes. Hormonal factors play a major role in influencing central nervous functioning. Women who develop PPD may be particularly sensitive to the marked hormonal changes associated with the pregnancy. Of course, other factors are also important such as genetics, socioeconomic issues, stress, and emotional support system for the new mother.[1,2]

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