Perinatal anxiety and depression: Awareness and attitudes in Australia.

CONCLUSION: Awareness of postnatal depression appeared high. However, areas including anxiety, antenatal mental health, and men's mental health were less well-understood. There remains considerable scope, and a need for, continued awareness-raising around anxiety, mental health in pregnancy and men's mental health. PMID: 31148499 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

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Maternal prenatal depressive or anxiety symptoms are associated with adverse maternal and infant health outcomes. With prevalence rates of maternal prenatal depression and anxiety ranging between 10 and 20%, a...
Source: Trials - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research
Conditions:   Pregnancy Related;   Stress, Psychological;   Anxiety;   Perinatal Depression Interventions:   Behavioral: SMART Pregnancy;   Behavioral: Treatment as usual Sponsors:   Stony Brook University;   Massachusetts General Hospital;   Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
AbstractPrenatal maternal depression is associated with developmental disorders in offspring. However, the specific effects of the intensity of prenatal depressive symptoms on infant behavior remain poorly explored. The aim of this work is to explore the links between early neonatal behavior and maternal prenatal depressive symptoms, independently from maternal pre- and postnatal anxiety and early postnatal maternal depressive symptoms. Five hundred and ninety-eight women and their newborns from the MATQUID cohort were prospectively evaluated during the 8th month of pregnancy (T1) and at day 3 postpartum (T2). We analyzed ...
Source: European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: While HD rates were low, maternal/caregiver alcohol use negatively impacted on parenting and children's behavioural/cognitive outcomes. International evidence suggests that integrated approaches engaging parents and families may be more effective for parent-child outcomes than individual psychiatric or medical care for the parent on their own. PMID: 31266581 [PubMed - in process]
Source: South African Medical Journal - Category: African Health Tags: S Afr Med J Source Type: research
Globally, anxiety and depression are the most common complications of the perinatal period (conception to 1  year postpartum). It is now recognised that anxiety and depression are more commonly found antenatall...
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Debate Source Type: research
Abstract Childbirth is one of the most significant experiences in women's lives. A bad experience could lead to psychological distress, including severe disease. This experience has a significant impact not only on the mother's well-being, but also on her first interactions with the baby. The present study thus had two aims: 1) investigate the association between the childbirth experience and parenting stress; and 2) analyze if this relation can be mediated by the woman's psychological well-being (anxiety and depressive symptoms). One hundred fifty-eight Italian primiparous women, with a single pregnancy, recruite...
Source: Women and Health - Category: Primary Care Authors: Tags: Women Health Source Type: research
This study assessed the feasibility and acceptability of the Migration Experiences Survey (MES), a newly-develo ped measure of migration and deportation fears and explored associations between those experiences and mental health in a sample of immigrant Latinas in the perinatal period.MethodsThis cross-sectional study recruited women from community health clinics in Chapel Hill, NC between July 2013 and 2014. Twenty-five immigrant women were enrolled in the study during their third trimester of pregnancy. Women were interviewed in English or Spanish during pregnancy and at 8  weeks postpartum. The Edinburgh Postnatal ...
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
ConclusionTrajectories of social support are relatively stable in pregnancy and early postpartum. Socio-demographic indicators of vulnerability predict initial levels of support, and participating in the workforce may help improve perception of support over time.
Source: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
This study aimed to systematically review and assess the evidence regarding the association between dieta...
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To determine whether psychological variables (perceived stress, pregnancy-specific stress and psychopathology symptoms) and physiological variables (hair cortisol levels) are related to type of delivery (eutocic or instrumental delivery; spontaneous or induced labor). DESIGN: This was a longitudinal study. SETTING: Spain. PARTICIPANTS: A total sample of 88 pregnant women. MEASUREMENT AND FINDINGS: Perceived stress, pregnancy-specific stress, psychopathology symptoms and hair cortisol level were assessed in pregnant women throughout the third trimester of pregnancy until they...
Source: Midwifery - Category: Midwifery Authors: Tags: Midwifery Source Type: research
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