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Advance in understanding baby blues.

Dr Bruce Pollock. Between days 4 and 6 after birth, women’s level of MAO-A (monoamine oxidase A) was found to be over 40% higher than in women not recently pregnant.

MAO-A removes ‘happy’ chemicals like serotonin, hence the depression.

The second generation of anti-depressants were called monoamine oxidase inhibitors because of the way they worked. These included Marplan, Nardil, Parnate and Manerix. Important side effects limit current use of these considerably.

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May 4, 2010 - Posted by | Anti-depressants, Bruce Pollock, Depression, Science

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