2007-02-09 High copper levels tied to postpartum depression


(Reuters Health) - Women with a history of postpartum depression tend to have unusually high levels of copper in their blood, a new study has found -- suggesting the mineral may play some role in the disorder.

While many women go through a short spell of the "baby blues" after giving birth, about 15 percent suffer full-blown postpartum depression. It's not clear why some women are more vulnerable than others.(Read entire article)