Depression during and after pregnancy can be prevented, panel says

Up to 1 in 7 women experience what's called perinatal depression, and a task force has issued new recommendations to help prevent it
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While pregnancy and a child’s birth are often depicted in pastel tones, many women struggle with depression during this time. Up to 14% of women are diagnosed with depression during pregnancy. Far more report having symptoms of depression during pregnancy and the first year after birth. Now new guidelines published by the US Preventive Services Task Force in the Journal of the American Medical Association provide the first-ever recommendations for preventing perinatal depression. How can the new guidelines help? Depression can be difficult during any period of life. Its main symptoms — a depressed or hopel...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Mental Health Pregnancy Women's Health Source Type: blogs
This study aimed to assess prevalence of antenatal depression and associated factors among Dubti Hospital Antenatal care attendants. Methods: Institution based cross-sectional study was conducted among 363 Antenatal care attendants at Dubti Hospital from March 07 to May 07, 2016. Beck's Depression Inventory tool was used to collect data. Data were entered into Epi-Data 3.1 and analyzed using SPSS 20. Bivariable and multivariable logistic regression analyses were fitted. Variables having p value
Source: Depression Research and Treatment - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Depress Res Treat Source Type: research
Other disciplines are increasingly recognizing poor sleep health as a risk factor for a host of adverse health outcomes, including obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, depression, and all-cause mortality (1). Even within the context of reproductive epidemiology, disrupted sleep patterns have been linked to a higher risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes, such as gestational diabetes (2), stillbirth, preterm birth, and low birth weight (3). Therefore, it is not entirely surprising that new evidence is emerging that sleep disturbances may be associated with impaired fertility in women.
Source: Fertility and Sterility - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Reflections Source Type: research
OBJECTIVE:: To compare the rate of mental disorders (i.e., mood and anxiety, substance use, psychotic disorders) and suicide attempts within the same group of women across the pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, and postpartum periods, and between this perinatal coh...
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This week the Food and Drug Administration approved the first treatment specifically targeting postpartum depression, a condition that can impact women following childbirth, sometimes even starting during pregnancy. Symptoms can include sadness, loss of energy and feelings of guilt and worthlessness. Dr. David Agus joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to discuss how the new drug works and how a new personalized video game can help stroke victims.
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In this study, we examined the efficacy of heart rate variability (HRV)-biofeedback on stress and stress-related mental health problems in women. Furthermore, we examined whether the efficacy differed between pregnant and non-pregnant women. Fifty women (20 pregnant, 30 non-pregnant; mean age 31.6, SD = 5.9) were randomized into an intervention (n = 29) or a waitlist condition (n = 21). All participants completed questionnaires on stress, anxiety, depressive symptoms, sleep, and psychological well-being on three occasions with 6-week intervals. Women in the intervention condition received HRV-biofeedback training between a...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
This study was conducted on 120 women (60 with postpartum depression and 60 without) in Izeh, Iran. A socio-demographic questionnaire and Beck Depression Scale were used for data collection. The ELISA method was used for measuring 25-OH vitamin D (ng). The participants were classified according to their vitamin D level as follows: 25-OH-D 30ng/ml as normal. Data were analyzed using the independent t-test or Mann-Whitney test, chi-square and logistic regression test. The mean level of vitamin D of women with postpartum depression was lower than that in normal women (16.89±7.05 vs. 21.28±7.13, p=0.001). More th...
Source: Journal of Medicine and Life - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Life Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: For US women, fertility treatment concerns are not associated with whether women pursue fertility testing, but they are associated with higher levels of fertility-specific and general distress. PMID: 30892066 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research
(CNN) — For the first time in history, the US Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug specifically indicated for the treatment of postpartum depression, which experts say offers new hope to women and physicians. On Tuesday, the FDA announced the approval of an intravenous infusion of the drug brexanolone, which will be sold as Zulresso. It has been shown in clinical trials to work within hours to treat the symptoms of postpartum depression, a serious mental illness that impacts 1 in 9 new mothers after childbirth. The first drug to treat postpartum depression was approved by the FDA Tuesday. In the U.S., ...
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CONCLUSION: Depressive symptomatology during pregnancy has negative outcomes, affecting the delivery experience of women, the first emotional bond with the child, and the well-being of the newborn. PMID: 30880451 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research
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