The impact of reclassifying suicides in pregnancy and postnatal period on Maternal Mortality Ratios - Lommerse K, Knight M, Nair M, Deneux-Tharaux C, van den Akker T.

Poor maternal mental health is an important contributor to maternal mortality, which remains a global health priority as expressed in the sustainable development goals. Although underreported and neglected, psychiatric disorders in pregnant women or follow...
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Publication date: Available online 11 October 2018Source: Mental Health &PreventionAuthor(s): Avril O'Connor, Sadie Geraghty, Dr Gemma Doleman, Annemarie De LeoAbstractObjectiveTo examine literature surrounding suicidal ideation and suicidality in the perinatal periodDesignSystematic Literature Review of published 15 research studiesFindingsThere is a scarcity of prospective studies conducted in suicidal ideation during the perinatal period. More research is needed to ensure childbearing women at risk of suicidal ideation during pregnancy receive the appropriate care and maternity services required to support them thro...
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AbstractIn developing countries, up to 20% of maternal deaths during pregnancy are due to suicide, and being HIV-infected confers additional risk. This manuscript sought to identify perinatal correlates of suicidal ideation among women living with HIV (WLHIV) in rural South Africa. Pregnant WLHIV (N  = 681) were recruited and re-assessed at 12-months postpartum. Mean age was 28.3 (SD = 5.7) years and 68% were below the poverty line. Prenatal suicidal ideation was 39%; suicidal ideation continued for 7% at 12 months, 13% experienced incident suicidal ideation, and for 19% suicidal ideat ion ...
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[Gender Links] Maseru -"I woke up this morning and a nurse told me that I have been I a comma since I came in," says Ntsoaki* from her bed in Lesotho's only referral hospital. "I don't know where I will go when I leave the hospital. I do not have money to pay and I do not have any clothes with me. I was not trying to abort the baby, I was trying to commit suicide using rat poison because my boyfriend did not want the baby and my mother said she could not support us. Unfortunately for me I survived and only my baby died."
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ConclusionsThe results of the study suggest that labor market conditions, rather than societal factors such as marriage or fertility rates affect younger women ’s suicide rates in NYC. Second, sexual violence against women, found in micro studies to have severe long-term negative effects on victims’ mental health is also positively associated with the aggregate suicide rate. Finally, higher abortion rates correspond with lower suicide rates at the city level, but the mechanisms behind this link are not as clear, since micro studies find little association between unwanted pregnancy termination and mental health.
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Connecticut's child advocate is calling for safety and care improvements at a state-run psychiatric treatment center for children, after the suicide of a pregnant teenager and seven other suicide attempts within the past year
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Here are just some of the highlights of our upcoming second 2018 update to The Right to Die: The Law of End-of-Life Decisionmaking.  This supplement covers the most recent legal developments—judicial cases, legislation, and news accounts of important legal proceedings that are not officially reported—concerning end-of-life decisionmaking.  Enactment of the “Our Care, Our Choice Act,” making Hawaii the seventh U.S. jurisdiction to legalize medical aid in dying with a statute modeled on the Oregon Death with Dignity Act. An amendment to the California penal code, clarifying that individuals ...
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BACKGROUND: Maternal major depressive disorder (MDD) has an adverse effect on child development and increases risk for child psychopathology. It is paramount to understand the course of maternal depression during the childhood years particularly before, du...
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Happy Saturday, Psych Central readers! This week’s Psychology Around the Net takes a look at how you can keep the happiness alive as you transition from summer to fall, former student accounts of dealing with a mental health crisis in college, one trick mentally strong people use when thins don’t go as planned, and more. Sad Summer’s Over? 18 Ways to Keep the Health, Humour and Happiness of Your Holiday Alive: OK, so most of us aren’t on holiday the entirety of summer, but that doesn’t change the fact that — for many — summer brings more light, warmth, and time or opportunities to ...
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We present data on pregnancy rates and pregnancy associated medical need in three current refugee cohorts upon arrival in Germany. Healthcare providers should be particularly aware of the requirements of pregnant migrants and should adapt primary caretaking strategies accordingly.
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