New Dads Can Get the Baby Blues, Too

New research confirms that roughly 10 percent of new dads experience postpartum depression, and up to 18 percent have some type of anxiety disorder after the birth of a child.
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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
The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, Ahead of Print. Purpose The purpose of this paper is to investigate the validity and accuracy of the Whooley questions for routine screening of maternal distress in Dutch antenatal care. Design/methodology/approach In this cohort design, the authors evaluated self-reported responses to the Whooley questions against the Edinburgh Depression Scale screening for antenatal depression, State-Trait Anxiety Inventory for general anxiety and the pregnancy-related anxiety questionnaire-revised screening for pregnancy-related anxiety, among Dutch pregnant women during th...
Source: The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Findings suggest that PPD symptoms have a substantial humanistic burden on affected mothers as well as on their children and partners. PMID: 30468090 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Current Medical Research and Opinion - Category: Research Tags: Curr Med Res Opin Source Type: research
Abstract The impacts of prenatal propofol on cognition and emotion of offspring remain elusive. In the present study, pregnant rats in the second trimester were anesthetized with propofol. Neuronal apoptosis and proliferation was determined in fetuses and postnatal rats by detecting caspase-3 and BrdU expression. The offspring were subjected to several behavior tests. Then the pyramidal neurons in hippocampus and the expression of NR1, NR2A, and NR2B subunits of NMDA receptor and PSD-95 in frontal cortex were examined. Propofol exposure significantly increased the number of caspase-3+ cells in lateral ganglionic e...
Source: European Journal of Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Eur J Pharmacol Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 12 November 2018Source: European Journal of Obstetrics &Gynecology and Reproductive BiologyAuthor(s): Brendan P. McDonnell, Sheila Keogan, Luke Clancy, Carmen ReganAbstractObjectiveMaternal cigarette smoking is a recognised risk factor for maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality and remains a significant problem in the Irish maternity system. Approximately 11% of Irish women will continue to smoke in pregnancy, despite awareness of the negative impact on their pregnancy. Although recommendations exist for the management of pregnant smokers, information on the antenatal care of Iris...
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
ConclusionThis program was evaluated positively. The AALS, PTGI ‐J, EPDS, and STAI showed significant change after the program and the AALS, PTGI‐J, and STAI‐J showed significant correlations with the CNSS.
Source: Japan Journal of Nursing Science - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
This study sought to determine the impact of physical therapy for lumbopelvic dysfunction on self-esteem in postpartum women. Systematic searches were carried out in CINAHL, Embase, PsycINFO, Medline (OVID), Cochrane, and Web of Science by a health sciences librarian using various combinations of subject headings and key words. A dual review process was used first to assess titles and abstracts and then to examine the full text. Conflicts were resolved through discussion or a third reviewer as needed. Dual data extraction was completed using a standardized collection form. Pairs of reviewers met to discuss conflicts. Data ...
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada : JOGC - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Can Source Type: research
Conclusion: Our results suggest two different pathways for the long-term psychological well-being of parents of children with HD: on the one hand, more complex HD is associated with poorer long-term psychosocial outcomes; in contrast, there are also grounds for optimism, particularly for parents of children with less complex conditions, with better psychological outcomes noted for some groups of parents compared to previously reported early psychosocial outcomes. Future work needs to identify factors other than disease severity which might explain poorer (or better) functioning in some parents of children with more complex...
Source: European Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 8 November 2018Source: Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular DiseasesAuthor(s): N. Di Biase, S. Balducci, C. Lencioni, A. Bertolotto, A. Tumminia, A.R. Dodesini, B. Pintaudi, T. Marcone, E. Vitacolonna, A. NapoliAbstractThe aim of this review is to provide general suggestions about physical activity (PA) in pre-gestational and gestational diabetes (GDM) and encourage women to take part in safe and effective activities throughout pregnancy, in the absence of other contraindications. Physical activity before, during pregnancy and postpartum has many positive effects on the mother as it c...
Source: Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND: Identifying characteristics of individuals at greatest risk for prolonged grief disorder (PGD) can improve its detection and elucidate the etiology of the disorder. The Safe Passage Study, a study of women at high risk for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), prospectively examined the psychosocial functioning of women while monitoring their healthy pregnancies. Mothers whose infants died of SIDS were followed in bereavement. METHODS: Pre-loss data were collected from 12 000 pregnant mothers and analyzed for their associations with grief symptoms and PGD in 50 mothers whose infants died f...
Source: Psychological Medicine - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Psychol Med Source Type: research
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