Chemical Released During Sex can Treat Post-Natal Depression

by Savitha C Muppala on  May 12, 2011 at 11:47 PM Women Health News
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Scientists have found that a chemical released in the brain during sex can help alleviate  post-natal depression, which is said to affect one in five women.
 Chemical Released During Sex can Treat Post-Natal Depression
Chemical Released During Sex can Treat Post-Natal Depression

Post-natal depression which is triggered by low levels of oxytocin, the cuddle hormone which promotes social bonding, can have a negative effect on both mother and child.

Low levels of oxytocin in pregnant women increases their risk mental illness.



Source: Medindia

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The problem is women who just gave birth can't have sex! Doctors clearance states at least 6 weeks, right? So after 6 weeks, they can do it to be free from post-natal depression.

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