Post-Partum Depression: A Clinical, Not Legal, Issue

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In this study, we have evaluated whether postnatal injection of lipopolysaccharide (LPS; 250μg/kg, i.p. on postnatal day 14) induces depressive and less anxiety-like behaviors, glial cell activation, pro-inflammatory cytokine (TNF-alpha) secretion and sexually dimorphic responses in adulthood. Postnatal day 14 (P14) male and female Wistar rats received an intraperitoneal (ip) injection of LPS or PBS. Three months later, animals were tested in the Open Field (OF), the Elevated Plus Maze (EPM) and the Forced Swimming Test (FST) to assess the level of anxiety and depression-like behavior. Hippocampal proinflammatory cytoki...
Source: Physiology and Behavior - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Having a history of poor mental health before pregnancy may increase the likelihood of premature breastfeeding cessation. A woman's mental health status before pregnancy should be considered in reproductive and prenatal care models. Efforts should be made to understand challenges women of specific age groups face when trying to breastfeed. PMID: 30515328 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Pregnancy - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Pregnancy Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 7 December 2018Source: Journal of Health EconomicsAuthor(s): Valentina ToneiAbstractThe dramatic increase in the utilization of caesarean section has raised concerns on its impact on public expenditure and health. While the financial costs associated with this surgical procedure are well recognized, less is known on the intangible health costs borne by mothers and their families. We contribute to the debate by investigating the effect of unplanned caesarean deliveries on mothers’ mental health in the first nine months after the delivery. Differently from previous studies, we account...
Source: Journal of Health Economics - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Our data demonstrate that increased brain levels of CGRP are present in a well-established rat model of depression. Given that antidepressants have virtually no effect on the brain level of this peptide, our study indicates that further research is needed to evaluate the functional role of CGRP in the FSL model for depression. PMID: 30509331 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Acta Neuropsychiatrica - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Acta Neuropsychiatr Source Type: research
BACKGROUND: Intimate partner violence (IPV) among pregnant women constitutes a global public health problem and a potential risk factor for adverse maternal and fetal outcomes. The present study aimed to examine the associations among IPV during pregnancy,...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news
AbstractThis paper helps to quantify the impact of the Australian National Perinatal Depression Initiative (NPDI) on postnatal inpatient psychiatric hospitalisation. Based on individual hospital admissions data from New South Wales and Western Australia, we found that the NPDI reduced inpatient psychiatric hospital admission by up to 50% [0.9% point reduction (95% CI 0.70 –1.22)] in the first postnatal year. The greatest reduction was observed for adjustment disorders. The NPDI appears to be associated with fewer post-birth psychiatric disorders hospital admissions; this suggests earlier detection of psychiatric diso...
Source: Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Conditions:   Postpartum Depression;   Sleep Disorder;   Breast Feeding;   Self Esteem Intervention:   Behavioral: Antenatal pregnancy classes Sponsor:   Bartin State Hospital Recruiting
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BACKGROUND: Low- and middle-income countries are disproportionately affected by postnatal depression (PND). High prevalence of PND in urban Zimbabwe has been reported but the situation in rural settings is largely unknown and this is one of the first studi...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Rural and Agricultural Issues Source Type: news
Conditions:   Postpartum Depression;   Sleep Disorder;   Breast Feeding;   Self Esteem Intervention:   Behavioral: Antenatal pregnancy classes Sponsor:   Bartin State Hospital Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Partners of new and expectant mothers will be offered support with postnatal depression by NHS England.
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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