Postpartum depression is one of the most common complications of childbirth. Researchers are homing in on risk factors.

Findings from a study show that it can vary in severity, which can affect the type of treatment a woman might need to recover.
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Authors: Pierce M, Hope HF, Kolade A, Gellatly J, Osam CS, Perchard R, Kosidou K, Dalman C, Morgan V, Di Prinzio P, Abel KM Abstract BACKGROUND: Children of parents with mental disorder face multiple challenges. AIMS: To summarise evidence about parental mental disorder and child physical health. METHOD: We searched seven databases for cohort or case-control studies quantifying associations between parental mental disorders (substance use, psychotic, mood, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive, post-traumatic stress and eating) and offspring physical health. Studies were excluded if: they reported perinatal outcomes only (
Source: The British Journal of Psychiatry for Mental Science - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Br J Psychiatry Source Type: research
ConclusionsEthnicity, birthplace, discipline, and maternal educational level were major determinants of mental health status among health sciences students. Further research should be undertaken to determine the prevalence of psychological disorders using more reliable diagnostic interview.
Source: Academic Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
AbstractThis paper examines the relationship between maternal psychological well-being and specific outcomes amongst children and adolescents in Peru. First, it assesses the impacts of maternal depression and life satisfaction on health and life satisfaction of children. Then, it evaluates the impacts of maternal psychological well-being on adolescent risk behavior. Prior research focuses predominately on effects in developed country contexts, but this paper aims to shed light on the impacts in an impoverished setting. Using panel data from the Young Lives Survey, the author finds that children ’s self-reported life ...
Source: Applied Research in Quality of Life - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Condition:   Post Partum Depression Intervention:   Behavioral: Cooperative Education Program based on Precede-Proceed Model Sponsor:   Gonabad University of Medical Sciences Recruiting
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(CNN) — Moms-to-be who undergo physical or mental stress during their pregnancies are less likely to have a boy and may also have a higher risk of preterm birth, according to a study published Monday. “The womb is an influential first home,” said lead author Catherine Monk, director of women’s mental health in OB/GYN at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center. “We do know that males are more vulnerable in utero, and presumably the stress in these women is of a long-standing nature,” Monk said. Nature typically assures there are an average of 105 boys born for every...
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BACKGROUND: Postnatal depressive symptoms measured by the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) are reported to display measurement variance regarding factor structure and the frequency of specific depressive symptoms. However, postnatal depressive s...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 15 October 2019Source: Respiratory Physiology &NeurobiologyAuthor(s): Yvonne A. Dzal, Ryan J. Sprenger, William K. MilsomAbstractIn rodents, the ventilatory responses to hypoxia (low O2) and hypercarbia (high CO2) change significantly over postnatal development. In hypoxia, most adult rodents increase ventilation and decrease metabolism to some degree. Hypercarbia, however, leads to an increase in ventilation with little, to no change in metabolism. Neonates, on the other hand, respond to hypoxia with a profound metabolic depression, and a severely attenuated ventilatory response. In ...
Source: Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
While maternal mental health is an important influence on child development, the existing literature focuses primarily on negative aspects of maternal mental health, particularly symptoms of depression, anxiety, or states of distress. We provide a review of the evidence on the potential importance of positive mental health for both mother and child. The evidence suggests that positive mental health is a distinct construct that associates with improved birth outcomes and potentially with specific forms of parenting that promote both academic achievement and socio-emotional function.
Source: Biological Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Prenatal risk factors are associated with a constellation of offspring internalizing and externalizing problems. Identifying these risk factors and understanding potential mechanisms will help to develop effective, evidence-based prevention, and intervention strategies. PMID: 31617077 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: World Journal of Pediatrics : WJP - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: World J Pediatr Source Type: research
Abstract The postpartum period, defined as the 12 weeks after delivery, is an important time for a new mother and her family and can be considered a fourth trimester. Outpatient postpartum care should be initiated within three weeks after delivery in person or by phone, and may require multiple contacts with the patient to fully address needs and concerns. A full assessment is recommended within 12 weeks. Care should initially focus on acute needs and risks for morbidity and mortality and then transition to care for chronic conditions and health maintenance. Complications of pregnancy, such as hypertensive disorde...
Source: American Family Physician - Category: Primary Care Authors: Tags: Am Fam Physician Source Type: research
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