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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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
ConclusionsParents of adolescents with fatigue scored near to or within normative range for non ‐clinical samples on distress, fatigue, and family functioning. Parental distress may contribute to or result from poorer family functioning. Family functioning, particularly building strengths and adaptability, may be clinically important in CFS, as well as attending to parental (particularly pat ernal) distress in families where adolescents are low in mood.
Source: Child: Care, Health and Development - Category: Child Development Authors: Tags: RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research
Transient mood changes, also known as postpartum blues, occur in 15 to 85% of women in the immediate puerperium (Henshaw, 2003) and are usually described as predictors of postpartum depression (DPP) (Reck et al., 2009). DPP is a severe condition affecting around 10 to 22% of the mothers (Gaynes et al., 2005). In recent reviews investigating predictors of postpartum depression, besides the role of postpartum blues and environmental stressors, hormonal changes were addressed as possible important biomarkers for this period (Garcia-Leal et al., 2017; Guintivano et al., 2018).
Source: Psychoneuroendocrinology - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Short Communication Source Type: research
Discussion The PCSC is a measure of childcare stress with excellent reliability and validity. Upon further testing, it may be used to identify women and couples in need of greater support, individualize postpartum care, and evaluate the effectiveness of preventive interventions.
Source: Nursing Research - Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Women with perinatal distress were more likely to use an epidural than non-distressed women. The use of an epidural might help them manage pain and uncertainties related to childbirth. Women who were dissatisfied in their partner relationship may be more likely to undergo induction of childbirth, episiotomy and/or vacuum extraction. IMPLICATION FOR PRACTICE: Midwives need to acknowledge the possible association of distress and use of an epidural during childbirth and screen for distress early in pregnancy. It is important to offer counselling and help during pregnancy for expectant parents who are distres...
Source: Midwifery - Category: Midwifery Authors: Tags: Midwifery Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Prenatal exercise reduced the odds and severity of prenatal depression. PMID: 30337464 [PubMed - in process]
Source: British Journal of Sports Medicine - Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Tags: Br J Sports Med Source Type: research
ConclusionsThese results highlight two novel PND risk factors, male infants and birth complications, which can be easily assessed by health professionals.
Source: Social Science and Medicine - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of reviewNeurosteroids have been implicated in the pathophysiology of mood, anxiety, and trauma-related disorders, as well as syndromes specific to women such as premenstrual syndrome, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, postpartum depression, peri- and post-menopausal depression. This review summarizes the role of neurosteroids in the neurobiology of stress and that of pharmaceuticals that modulate neurosteroids in the treatment of these disorders.Recent findingsNeurosteroids may provide novel treatments of mood and anxiety disorders. While endogenous neurosteroids have poor bioavailability, there are other m...
Source: Current Treatment Options in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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