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Women's Behavioral Health

Women's Behavioral Health


Our website provides you straightforward information regarding safe and effective care for women experiencing stress, stress-related illness or sexual difficulties during life events that are unique to women.

You'll find descriptions of our clinical services and research studies as well as down-to-earth summaries of recent research findings and what those findings mean for your care.

Featured Article

Biomarkers for postpartum depression point to estrogen receptor signaling.

We measured gene expression and hormones in pregnancy and postpartum, identifying 116 transcripts during the third trimester that allowed prediction of PPD with an accuracy of 88%. Women with PPD displayed an increased sensitivity to estrogen signaling, confirming sex-steroid sensitivity as a risk factor for PPD.

Results suggest PPD can be predicted in the 3rd trimester. These findings have implications for predictive testing of high-risk women and prevention and treatment for PPD.