Postnatal depression missed far more often in dads than mums

Far more must be done to improve understanding of paternal PND so it ’s not brushed off as simply stress Related items fromOnMedica Armed forces wives at greater risk of perinatal depression Well over half of people have never had an STI test Most CCGs missing smoking target for pregnant women Maternity care better in some respects – but still many problems Assess pregnant and new mums ’ mental health
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Conclusion Overall, our results do not support night work during pregnancy as a risk factor for severe PPD among hospital employees. However, we observed a 2-fold increased risk of PPD among women who stopped working night shifts after the first pregnancy trimester. This may reflect the influence of the healthy worker survivor effect and warrants further attention.byHammer P, Hageman I, Garde A, Begtrup L, Flachs E, Hansen J, Hansen Å, Hougaard K, Kolstad H, Larsen A, Pinborg A, Specht I, Bonde JP. doi:10.5271/sjweh.3832
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - Category: Occupational Health Tags: Original article Source Type: research
sanne R. de Rooij Antenatal depression is associated with an increased risk of offspring neuro-developmental disorders, potentially as a consequence of an altered brain development in utero. We hypothesized that reducing maternal depression by Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) during pregnancy may ameliorate the offspring’s brain (micro)structural outcomes. 54 pregnant women with a diagnosed clinical depression were randomly allocated to CBT or Treatment as Usual (TAU), showing moderate to large depression symptom improvements after CBT. In 16 of their children (69% boys, N(TAU) = 8, N(CBT) = 8, mean age = 5...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Chemotherapy performed on women during pregnancy could adversely affect long-term...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI brain scans show benefits of prenatal folic acid Fetal MRI can spot early brain abnormality MRI shows maternal depression meds affect babies' brains MRI links blood flow to brain development in preterm babies MRI scans during 1st trimester of pregnancy are safe
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AbstractPurposeThe aim of this study was to assess the association between depressive symptoms and suicidal risk over time among perinatal women at risk for depression antenatally, and assess modifying effects of age, perinatal stage and depressive symptom trajectory.MethodsA total of 384 adult pregnant women were recruited from two antenatal clinics in an informal settlement near Cape Town, South Africa, and followed up at eight months gestation, and at 3- and 12-month postpartum. The MINI 6.0 Suicidality module and the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HDRS) were used to measure suicidal risk and depression, respectively...
Source: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Approximately half of women who initially score high on the EPDS when screened in pregnancy only have transient distress in both the second and third trimester. To label these women as being 'possibly depressed', and mixing them with women who show enduring distress, represents a possible weakness in research studies, and may also overburden clinical services. We would therefore recommend, as research and clinical practice, a second administration of the EPDS if a woman initially scores in the distressed range at any stage in pregnancy. PMID: 31096767 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research
In this study, twenty-eight pregnant Wistar rats were divided into four groups and received three-times repeated intraperitoneal injections of normal saline, chrysotile, ascorbic acid and the combination of chrysotile and ascorbic acid on gestational days 11, 14 and 17. The maternal serum levels of malondialdehyde (MDA) and prooxidant-antioxidant balance (PAB) and hippocampal MDA content in adult male offspring were measured. At postnatal day (PND) 60, elevated plus maze was performed to determine anxiety-like behavior, also depression-like behavior was examined using a forced swim test at PND 61- 62. Thereafter, the perce...
Source: Behavioural Brain Research - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Behav Brain Res Source Type: research
Conclusions The gestational period is an opportunity to promote positive health behaviors that can have both short- and long-term benefits for the mother. Given the low prevalence of physical activity in young women in general, and the high prevalence of obesity and cardiometabolic diseases among the U.S. population, the public health importance of increasing physical activity in women of childbearing age before, during, and after pregnancy is substantial.
Source: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: SPECIAL COMMUNICATIONS Source Type: research
DiscussionAmong a group of postpartum veterans, poor ratings of integrated care across some domains were associated with higher rates of mental healthcare use following pregnancy. Further assessment of integrated care by patients may assist VA providers and policymakers in developing systems to ensure integrated care for veterans who receive care outside the VA.
Source: Journal of General Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
Study shows strong association of spontaneous abortion with taking benzodiazepines in early pregnancy Related items fromOnMedica MHRA tightens licence restrictions on valproate for women Tool helps GPs predict risk of epilepsy seizures in pregnancy Postnatal depression missed far more often in dads than mums Include pregnant women in studies, urge researchers Most CCGs missing smoking target for pregnant women
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Prior investigations into the relationship between progesterone metabolites and postpartum depression (PPD) have yielded mixed results. We sought to determine the relationship between allopregnanolone during pregnancy and postpartum and concurrent or future symptoms of depression.
Source: Biological Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: SYMPOSIUM Source Type: research
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