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Neuron. 2019 Apr 3;102(1):13-16. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2019.02.023.

Perinatal Depression: Embracing Variability toward Better Treatment and Outcomes.

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Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, Department of Psychology, Graduate Program in Neuroscience, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Electronic address:
Neurobiology Research Unit, Department of Neurology 6931, Rigshospitalet Copenhagen University Hospital Blegdamsvej 9, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark; Mental Health Services Copenhagen, Copenhagen University Hospital Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark.


Perinatal depression (PND) is a heterogeneous disorder with differences in timing of onset of depression, which influences symptomology, severity, and treatment efficacy. Researchers must embrace the heterogeneity to bring fruition to a precision medicine approach for women in reproductive mental health care.

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