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Postpartum depression and the baby blues: how recognize them

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The period of postpartum can be difficult. It is quite normal to fell tired and weepy for a couple of days after birth and this happens with the arrival of the breast milk. Once again we have to blame the hormones for this, so don’t be alarmed if the smallest thing makes you cry.
Usually, this postnatal blues clear up after a few days and it is some assurance that they are never quite so bad with a second baby because you know what to expect.

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The science of emotions

Affective neuroscientist Jaak Panksepp explains a modern approach to emotions, and how taking seriously the emotions of other animals might soon improve the lives of millions.
He has conducted extensive research on brain and bodily mechanisms of feeding and energy-balance regulation, sleep physiology, and most importantly the study of emotional processes, including associated feelings states, in other animals.

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