Counseling urged to prevent depression in at-risk new moms

Task force finds counseling at-risk pregnant women, new mothers offers a chance at preventing depression
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Someone asked me recently if I really thought that longer term depth psychotherapy was really necessary. Necessary? I don't know that I can determine that for anyone other than myself, but I can say it is valuable for the person who wants to learn more about her dreams and how she came to where she is in her life, what forces are operative in her, understanding which may allow her a wider array of choices moving forward.  Jung said,"Generally speaking, all the life which the parents could have lived, but of which they thwarted themselves for artificial motives, is passed on to the children in substitute form. Tha...
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This study can help develop proper psychosocial care and sustain mental health among women during pregnancy.
Source: Perspectives in Psychiatric Care - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
ConclusionThe findings underscore that significant changes in a woman’s depression level can occur across pregnancy and childbirth. While a minority of women experience chronic PDD, for others depression symptoms appear to significantly alleviate over time, suggesting a form of recovery. Our findings support a personalized medicine approach based on the woman’s symptom trajectory. Future research is warranted to identify the mechanisms underlying modifications in PPD symptoms severity and those implicated in recovery.
Source: Journal of Psychiatric Research - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Authors: Kim GS, Hwang KA, Choi KC Abstract Gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD) is an unusual disease occurring in pregnancy that originates from abnormal trophoblastic cells and comprises a group of diseases with different properties of invasion, metastasis and recurrence. The GTD group includes hydatidiform moles and gestational trophoblastic neoplasms (GTNs), with GTNs being divided into invasive moles, choriocarcinoma, placental site trophoblastic tumors and epithelioid trophoblastic tumors. The present review focuses on current effective treatments for GTD, including conventional and novel promising direct...
Source: Oncology Letters - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncol Lett Source Type: research
OBJECTIVES: Better understanding of psychosocial risk factors for food insecurity (FI) during pregnancy and how they interact is crucial, given long-term health implications for maternal and child health. We investigated the association between maternal ch...
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Autism spectrum disorder and depression were more common in Swedish children and adults born to mothers who had experienced infections during pregnancy while hospitalized, according to astudy published inJAMA Psychiatry. The study is one of the first to evaluate a generalized effect of infection and inflammation during pregnancy on a broad spectrum of psychiatric disorders, wrote the authors.“The developmental origins of mental illness are incompletely understood,” wrote Benjamin al-Haddad, M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D., of the Seattle Children’s Hospital and University of Washington, Seattle, and colleagues. &ldquo...
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ConclusionWhile anti-depressants/anxiolytics may be useful indicators in risk stratification for pregnancy hypertension, the same does not appear to be true for depression/anxiety without related medication use.
Source: Pregnancy Hypertension: An International Journal of Womens Cardiovascular Health - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 February 2019Source: European Journal of Obstetrics &Gynecology and Reproductive BiologyAuthor(s): Ciara M.E. Reynolds, Brendan Egan, Eimer G. O’Malley, Sharon R. Sheehan, Michael J. Turner, McMahonAbstractObjectiveThe relationship between light maternal alcohol consumption and fetal outcome remains contentious and the professional advice women receive is conflicting. The aim of this large epidemiological study was to examine the relationship between fetal growth and maternal alcohol behaviour before and during early pregnancy.Study designClinical and sociodemographic details...
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
(MedPage Today) -- Similar association not observed for bipolar disorder or psychosis, including schizophrenia
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“The first time I got drunk, I’d felt like I finally unzipped my wrong skin and slipped into a slinky new one, “writes Catherine Gray. In her new book, The Unexpected Joy Of Being Sober, Gray describes her journey from fake friends, hungover mornings, and failed moderation attempts to finally finding her way to sobriety and the many joys that come with it. Yet early on Gray is unconvinced. She writes, “Don’t get me wrong. I didn’t want to not drink. My day did not look like that. But I didn’t want to drink either. The world in sobriety is much brighter, louder, rawer, and scarier t...
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