New dads suffer from postnatal depression just as much as mothers, study finds

Discussing the condition has become less taboo for women in recent years. But a new study presented at  a meeting for the American Psychological Association warns men need this too.
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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
Conclusion: This study concludes that as social support levels increase there is a decrease at postpartum depression risk. It is recommended that planning of interventions should be in accordance with the factors affecting the social support and depression levels at women in the postpartum period.
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - Category: Rural Health Authors: Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 9 November 2018Source: Pharmacology Biochemistry and BehaviorAuthor(s): Macarena Fernández, Ana Ferreyra, Soledad de Olmos, Ricardo Marcos PautassiAbstractAdolescents exhibit, when compared to adults, altered responsivity to the unconditional effects of ethanol. It is unclear if this has a role in the excessive ethanol intake of adolescents. Wistar rats from the third filial generation (F3) of a short-term breeding program which were selected for high (STDRHI) vs. low (STDRLO) ethanol intake during adolescence, were assessed for ethanol-induced (0.0, 1.25 or 2.5 g/kg) Fos immunor...
Source: Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
Authors: Nayak AS, Nachane HB Abstract Out of the various risk factors for postpartum depression, use of pharmacotherapy during pregnancy is the most poorly understood. The present study aimed to establish risk of postpartum depression and suicidal ideations with antenatal use of alpha methyldopa. Out of the 100 postpartum women assessed, 77.78% of the women who were prescribed alpha methyldopa had significant postpartum depression. There was statistically significant risk of postpartum depression associated with alpha methyldopa (p = 0.026, OR = 6.45). There was no increased suicidal ri...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research
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ConclusionOur results support the hypothesis of a positive impact of SDF Kangaroo positioning on maternal postpartum risk of depression and skin-to-skin practice.
Source: Journal of Neonatal Nursing - Category: Perinatology & Neonatology 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
Conclusion: Probable antenatal depression was not associated with engagement in HIV care through 12 months post-ART initiation. In a population with high HIV care engagement, antenatal depression may not impair HIV-related outcomes.
Source: AIDS - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: CONCISE COMMUNICATIONS 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
This study examined paternal postpartum depression and its adverse impact on infants, and the possible mediating role of father-infant attachment in the link between fathers’ depressive symptoms and infants’ outcomes. Pregnant women and their partners were recruited from the antenatal clinics of two public hospitals in Hong Kong. Information about paternal and maternal depression, paternal-infant attachment, and infant development were collected at antenatal period, 6 weeks and 6 months postpartum. Linear regression was employed to examine risk factors for paternal depression symptoms, and mediation analysis wa...
Source: Infant Behavior and Development - Category: Child Development Source Type: research
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