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

(MedPage Today) -- California case has experts calling for better provider education
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

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This study investigates the determinants of antenatal depressive symptoms and postnatal depressive symptoms in an Australian pop...
Source: BMC Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
In this study, we examined the prevalence of postpartum depression (PPD) and its association with select demographic factors and antenatal conditions. We also investigated whether greater exposure to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) is assoc...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news
Perinatal depression (PND), a major depressive episode during pregnancy and the first postpartum year (American Psychiatric Association, 2013; Gavin et  al., 2005), is estimated to occur in 12% to 19% of the general U.S. population (Gavin et al., 2005; O'Hara&McCabe, 2013). However, rates of PND are substantially higher among immigrant and U.S.-born Latinas living in the United States at 11% to 50% (Kuo et  al., 2004; Lara, Le, Letechipia,&Hochhausen, 2009). Latinas are an important group because of their high fertility rates (Passel, Livingston,&D'Vera, 2013) and high psychosocial risk factors, ...
Source: Womens Health Issues - Category: Primary Care Authors: Tags: Commentary Source Type: research
Conclusions  for Practice Mothers who recently experienced an infant death were at greatest risk for not attending a PPV, suggesting the need to establish comprehensive support networks, including grief counseling and additional service reminders for mothers who experienced an infant death.
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
The objective of this systematic literature review is to compile factors that hinder and improve access to postpartum depression treatment in low-income women after a positive screen for postpartum depression. The key question of focus is: what are the characteristics associated with access to mental health treatment for low-income women with a positive postpartum depression screen in Western countries? Methods: A PRISMA-based systematic literature review was conducted of studies published in English before February 2016 that looked at treatment for postpartum depression in low-income women who had been identified with...
Source: Public Health Reviews - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Rev Source Type: research
Conclusions This feasibility study found that both interventions promoted meaningful reductions in stress and depressive symptoms and improved reported eating behaviors in a high-risk group of pregnant women. Each intervention has a potentially different pathway —acceptance for MMT and reappraisal for EBT. Larger studies are needed to test efficacy on longer term reductions in stress and overeating.
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
BackgroundMothers have increased mental illness such as anxiety and depression after the death of a child. We examine the duration of this worsening of mental health. MethodsThe mental health of all mothers who experience the death of an infant (
Source: Depression and Anxiety - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research
Conditions:   Mental Health Issue (E.G., Depression, Psychosis, Personality Disorder, Substance Abuse);   Infant Development;   Infant Behavior Intervention:   Sponsors:   Douglas Mental Health University Institute;   Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR);   JPB Foundation;   Ludmer Family Foundation;   Norlien Foundation;   WOCO Foundation;   Blema & Arnold Steinberg Family Foundation;   McGill University;   Jacobs Foundation Completed
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
AbstractNeurotrophins, including brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), are expressed in the hippocampus, as well as their precursors, the pro-neurotrophins. The neurotrophins signal through specific tyrosine kinase receptors and the low affinity receptor p75NTR. Moreover, the pro-neurotrophins are considered to be biologically active by signaling through specific receptors. The neurotrophins, especially BDNF, are involved in processes related to learning and memory. Furthermore, it is thought that BDNF also plays a crucial role in major depression. This points to a role of BDNF as a central regulator of neuronal plasti...
Source: Cell and Tissue Research - Category: Cytology Source Type: research
Nutritional requirements need to be met in order to adapt to pre- and postnatal changes. Our aim was to systematically review the evidence of associations between nutritional biomarkers and psychological distress during pregnancy and in the first postnatal year.
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Review article Source Type: research
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