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Oxytocin has different effects on stress in male and female mice

It’s often called the “cuddle hormone,” the “hug hormone” and the “love hormone.” Not only are these easier names to say than “oxytocin,” but they also describe what this chemical messenger produced by the brain’s pituitary gland does: Oxytocin makes social bonding feel good. Oxytocin seems to play a role in our relationship with animals: […]


Post-partum mental health disorders
Posted in Depression, Hormones, Motherhood, Pregnancy - 0 Comments

From the moment a woman discovers she is pregnant until the day her baby is born, there are changes, accommodations, questions, hopes and fears. The months of preparation include regular obstetrician visits, adjustments to ensure a healthy diet, changes in clothing to adjust to a growing baby, hopes that the baby will be healthy and […]


Menopause awareness month – Effects of menopause on mental health
Posted in Depression, Hormones, Menopause, Mental Health, Women - 0 Comments

At a certain point of a cisgender woman’s life, the body enters menopause, also known as climacteric. In this process, menstrual cycles have stopped completely and childbearing is no longer possible. Typically starting between the ages of 45 and 55, this change can trigger physical and mental symptoms possibly needing treatment by physical and mental […]


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