Postpartum depression: For impoverished mothers of color, it takes a community

(University at Buffalo) Treating postpartum depression (PPD) in low-income mothers of color requires an understanding of each person's lived experience, and practitioners should consider interventions that develop broadly from a community level in order to improve outcomes for their clients, according to a University at Buffalo social work researcher.
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ConclusionsResults support proceeding to a definitive RCT to evaluate tDCS for antenatal depression. The preliminary efficacy estimates immediately post-treatment and in the postpartum, are encouraging with respect to the potential use of tDCS to improve treatment rates in this population. The trial was registered at: clinical trials.gov (NCT02116127).
Source: Brain Stimulation - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
An expert in perinatal psychopharmacology describes how this novel drug works in the management of postpartum depression, and the challenges posed by its safety requirements.Medscape Ob/Gyn
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Publication date: Available online 20 June 2019Source: NeuroscienceAuthor(s): Matteo Di Segni, Diego Andolina, Sebastian Luca D’Addario, Lucy Babicola, Donald Ielpo, Alessandra Luchetti, Tiziana Pascucci, Luisa Lo Iacono, Francesca R. D'Amato, Rossella VenturaAbstractAlterations in early environmental conditions that interfere with the creation of a stable mother-pup bond have been suggested to be a risk factor for the development of stress-related psychopathologies later in life. The long-lasting effects of early experiences are mediated by changes in various cerebral circuits, such as the corticolimbic system, whic...
Source: Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Postpartum depression (PPD) is a major depressive disorder that occurs after childbirth. Objective diagnostic and predictive methods for PPD are important for early detection and appropriate intervention. DNA ...
Source: BMC Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Conditions:   Depression, Postpartum;   Depression, Unipolar Intervention:   Device: Chatbot Intervention Sponsors:   University of Chicago;   NorthShore University HealthSystem Recruiting
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Postpartum depression (PPD) affects up to 20% of American mothers and, if left untreated, can have serious, lifelong effects on women and their children. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that pediatric practices screen for PPD at the 1-, 2-, 4-, and 6-month well-child checks; however, few pediatric practices oblige.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
AbstractObjectivesRetrospective, cross-sectional estimates of pregnancy intention, as used in the Demographic Health Survey (DHS), are the global norm. The London Measure of Unplanned Pregnancy (LMUP) is a newer, psychometrically validated measure  which may be more reliable. This paper assesses the reliability of the LMUP and the DHS question over the first postnatal year and explores the effects of maternal characteristics or pregnancy outcome on reported pregnancy intention.MethodsWe compared the test –retest reliability of the LMUP (using the AC coefficient) and DHS question (using the weighted Kappa) over t...
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
Depression in pregnancy negatively affects maternal-child health. Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), a non-invasive brain stimulation treatment for depression, has not been evaluated in pregnancy.
Source: BRAIN STIMULATION: Basic, Translational, and Clinical Research in Neuromodulation - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
Maternal mental health is associated with an increased risk of emotional and behavioural problems in children, and the risk is partly explained by the negative impact of maternal depression on caregiving. The ...
Source: BMC Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
This week’s Psychology Around the Net covers ways you can be “good” at therapy (no joke), highlights an 11-year-old Montreal boy who created a video game to help kids understand mental health, how focusing on a few key habits can help keep you grounded when life gets hectic, recognizing postpartum depression in fathers, and more. Get to learning! Therapists Share 7 Ways You Can Be “Good” at Getting Therapy: No, this definitely is not about winning at therapy. You won’t find tips on how to make your therapist like you or trick your therapist into thinking you’re not as sad as you ac...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Psychology Around the Net anxiety esketamine goals habits Happiness Luke Toledo men and postpartum depression panic Spravato Therapy Video Games workplace Source Type: blogs
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