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In Your Own Hands – How Positive Psychology Can Prevent Postpartum Depression

Every Monday, my blog post “In Your Own Hands” is where I’ll be featuring articles I find interesting or that I think are a good resource to help you take charge of your health. What articles have you read recently that caught your attention? Leave a comment and let me know.

Suppressing Positive Emotions Can Lead to Postpartum Depression
Study done to figure out primary contributing factors to postpartum depression. Positive feelings through a cognitive response style called dampening can help combat this.

Mindfulness-based interventions for people diagnosed with a current episode of an anxiety or depressive disorder: a meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials
Relapses for patients with depression are common. Practicing mindfulness-based interventions are proven to help prevent these relapses

Therapygenetics in mindfulness-based cognitive therapy: do genes have an impact on therapy-induced change in real-life positive affective experiences?
Positive affect helps combat depression symptoms. However, responsiveness to these treatments may depend on genetics

Individual brain activity predicts tendency to succumb to daily temptations  
Activities in certain areas of the brain can help us predict how likely people are to give into temptation.

First evidence that yoga can help keep expectant mothers stress free
Stress during pregnancy can lead to premature birth, low birth weights and many more problems. Researchers from the UK found a new way to help curb stress during pregnancy.

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