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 aimed to evaluate the thermoregulatory profile of adult male Wistar rats submitted to early-life stress by maternal separation (MS). On postnatal days 2 to 14, rats were submitted daily to MS for 3 hours per day. At 3-4 months of age, anxiety-like behavior was evaluated using the open field test and elevated plus maze, depression-like behavior was evaluated using the forced swim test and thermoregulatory profile were also evaluated. In the behavioral tests, MS animals exhibited anxiety- and depression-like behaviors, and had higher core body temperatures during dark period of the circadian cycle, whe...
Source: Journal of Thermal Biology - Category: Biology Source Type: research
During pregnancy, approximately one in five women experience clinically significant symptoms of anxiety and depression, and one in six meet diagnostic criteria for an anxiety and/or major depressive disorder (MDD; Becker, Weinberger, Chandy and Schmukler, 2016; Dennis, Falah-Hassani and Shiri, 2017). Antenatal anxiety and depression are robust predictors of postpartum depression (Austin, Tully and Parker, 2007; Milgrom et al., 2008), and if left untreated, are associated with a range of adverse outcomes for both the mother and infant (e.g., reduced antenatal care; increased risk of preterm birth, low birth weight, and late...
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Research paper Source Type: research
The objective for this review is to provide an update of randomized controlled trials examining the use of interventions targeted to prevent the onset of postnatal depression and anxiety in nondiagnostic populations with universal or selected samples. METHODS: A total of four databases, EBSCO Host, Science Direct, Scopus, and Web of Science, incorporating PsychINFO were searched and papers selected according to clearly specified inclusion criteria. A large Health Technology review was published in 2016, for which the final search was conducted in December 2012. Therefore inclusion criteria were studies published from J...
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research
 Most people are familiar with postpartum depression (a topic we’ve discussed more than once on this show) or even bipolar mania. Less well known is postpartum bipolar disorder, despite the fact that childbirth is a significant trigger of bipolar disorder. Our guest this week is a woman who developed this condition very soon after the birth of her second child. She shares her stories of hypographia (an overwhelming need to write or draw), how her husband dealt with the condition, the treatments she adhered to, and how she stays stable with the condition today. Listen in to learn more about this little-known con...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Bipolar General The Psych Central Show Women's Issues Gabe Howard postpartum bipolar disorder Psych Central Show Podcast Vincent M. Wales Source Type: blogs
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Source: Depression and Anxiety - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Source Type: research
This article argues that the theory of mentalization helps to explain why some parents successfully resolve this central challenge during pregnancies after loss and go on to develop a secure attachment to the next infant, whereas others continue to experience long-term attachment problems. Specifically, pregnancies after loss are conceptualized as a potentially traumatic experience in which mentalization may decrease and, at the same time, serve as a protective factor against attachment problems with infants born after loss due to unresolved trauma and grief. Several aspects of mentalization, including the capacity to ment...
Source: Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 1 September 2018Source: NeuroscienceAuthor(s): Chloe E. Page, Laurence CoutellierAbstractAdolescence is a window of vulnerability to environmental factors such as chronic stress that can disrupt brain development and cause long-lasting behavioral dysfunction, as seen in disorders like depression, anxiety, and schizophrenia. There are also sex differences in the prevalence of these disorders across the lifespan. However, the mechanisms of how adolescent stress contributes to neuropsychiatric phenotypes are not well understood, nor are the mediating effects of sex. We hypothesize that adole...
Source: Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
This study aims to determine the prevalence of behavioural problems among preschoolers and their association with maternal depression. A cross-sectional study was carried out in three districts of Sindh province of Pakistan. Mothers were interviewed by using a structured questionnaire during household survey. Total 1566 children were assessed on Strength and Difficulty Questionnaire while mother was inquired about her mental health by using Aga Khan Anxiety and Depression Scale (AKUADS). Almost 23% children were rated as abnormal and 23.5% as borderline by their mother on SDQ scale. 21.5% mothers were found depressed. Mate...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research
Conclusion: The association between preschool-age somatic complaints and school-age internalizing symptoms suggests the potential utility of early detection and treatment of somatic complaints, particularly for young children at an increased familial risk for developing internalizing disorders. Pediatric primary care is an ideal setting for these early intervention efforts.
Source: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics - Category: Child Development Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
(MedPage Today) -- Microstructure patterns may differ between girls and boys
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