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The First Drug For Postpartum Depression Could Be On Its Way

And researchers hope it could treat the condition in days.
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - Category: Science Source Type: news

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Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust has officially launched a new specialist service offering help to new mothers with severe postnatal depression and other complex mental health issues.
Source: Nursing Times - Category: Nursing Source Type: news
This study hypothesized that dispositional mindfulness would moderate the influence of parental depression symptoms during pregnancy on the quality of prenatal bonding in a sample of expectant mothers and fathers. Self-report measures of dispositional mindfulness, depression symptoms, and quality of prenatal bonding were administered to 82 expectant parents in a metropolitan Midwest city. Higher levels of mindfulness were negatively associated with depression symptoms and positively associated with quality of prenatal bonding. Mindfulness moderated the relationship between depression symptomology and quality of attachment,...
Source: Mindfulness - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
This study explores how low-income rural Latino children and their mothers differ from their non-Latino white counterparts in terms of health, well-being, and health care access. A subsample of non-Latino white (n = 201) and Latino (n = 157) children and their mothers was drawn from the Rural Families Speak about Health Project, a multistate, cross-sectional data set developed through mixed purposive sampling methods. Findings suggest that Latino children's families were disadvantaged in terms of child health and access to health care, whereas non-Latino white children's families were disadvantaged in terms of child behavi...
Source: Family and Community Health - Category: Primary Care Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
This article reviews the risk factors, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment of postpartum depression with specific focus on women of advanced maternal age.
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants - Category: Primary Care Tags: CME: Women's Health Source Type: research
Childhood adversity is associated with an increased risk of mood, anxiety and substance use disorders. Maternal separation is a reliable rodent model of early life adversity that leads to depression-like symptoms, which may increase the vulnerability to alcohol consumption during adolescence. However, the specific alterations in the pattern of alcohol consumption induced by maternal separation and the underlying molecular mechanisms are still unclear. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the long-term effects of maternal separation with early weaning (MSEW) on emotional and social behaviour, alcohol rewarding propertie...
Source: European Neuropsychopharmacology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Source Type: research
While maternal postnatal depression (PND) is associated with adverse outcomes in the child, the effects are increased when the PND is persistent and severe, recent research has found. In an observational study, women with PND that persisted, and their children, were compared with women with PND that subsided, and their children. The researchers found that the persistent and severe PND lasted far beyond the immediate postnatal period, with significant depressive symptoms lasting until at least 11 years after childbirth. Their children were at increased risk for behavioral problems by age 3.5, and at risk for lower grades an...
Source: The Brown University Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology Update - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Maternal depression Source Type: research
Maternal depression study calls for screening
Source: The Brown University Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology Update - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Research Brief Source Type: research
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
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