In our research, we investigate the modifications on the molecular level related to psychiatric disorders. We are particularly interested in the deviations in the gene expression profile of which are possible underlie postpartum depression (PPD). PPD is moderate to severe depression in a woman after she has given birth. The time after childbirth, which is supposed to be one of the happiest periods of life, turns to be a sad, painful, and even dramatically so, one in the women's life. Moreover, PPD potentially harms not only depressive women but also the new-born child and the entire family. Sometimes the damage is irreversible.
To date, we have succeeded in identifying genes whose modifications may be a reason for the development of PPD.