Postnatal depressive symptoms display marked similarities across continents - Wesselhoeft R, Madsen FK, Lichtenstein MB, Sibbersen C, Manongi R, Mushi DL, Nguyen HTT, Van TN, Kyhl H, Bilenberg N, Meyrowitsch DW, Gammeltoft TM, Rasch V.

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...
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Abstract Leonurus cardiaca L. (motherwort) is a perennial herb, native to Asia and southeastern Europe, with widespread global occurrence in present days. The plant was historically used as cardiotonic and for treating gynaecological afflictions (such as amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, menopausal anxiety, or postpartum depression). Although its use in oriental and occidental medicine is relatively well documented, the recent progress registered raises the need for an update of the Medicines Agency assessment report on Leonurus cardiaca L., herba (2010). The current study presents the progress made within the 2010-2018 t...
Source: Biomed Res - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Biomed Res Int Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Low PD literacy among the PWs, misconception about aetiology and management among the NPs could be major barrier for delivery and utilisation of PD services. Thus, there is an urgent need to improve PD literacy among PWs and NPs. PMID: 31710947 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research
This study examined the association between four patterns of probable perinatal depression (mother depressed, fat...
Source: BMC Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Maternal depression poses a threat to the well-being of poor minority mothers and their young children, but significant disparities remain in the access and utilization of treatment among this population in the United States. Providing group treatment in e...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news
DISCUSSION: Our results demonstrate that elevated BMn levels during pregnancy predict PPD symptoms and could be a potential pathway for intervention and prevention of PPD. PMID: 31730893 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Neurotoxicology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Neurotoxicology Source Type: research
Abstract Psychiatric research and care increasingly explore the connection between mental health and migration; however, it is striking that only a small number of analyses exist on the effect of migration on mental ailments specific to women. For example, even though postpartum depression regularly occurs among women with a migration background, in Germany and internationally there is a lack of knowledge on the epidemiology, particularly with respect to factors causing or contributing to postpartum depression among women with a migration background. Prospectively, culturally specific treatment...
Source: Der Nervenarzt - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Nervenarzt Source Type: research
Abstract The placenta is a transient organ but essential for the survival of all mammalian species by allowing for the exchanges of gasses, nutrients, and waste between maternal and fetal placenta. In rodents and humans with a hemochorial placenta, fetal placenta cells are susceptible to pharmaceutical agents and other compounds, as they are bathed directly in maternal blood. The mouse and human placentae produce high concentrations of serotonin (5-HT) that can induce autocrine and paracrine effects. Placental 5-HT is the primary source of this neurotransmitter for fetal brain development. Increasing number of pre...
Source: Biology of Reproduction - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Biol Reprod Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe results corroborate the need to offer treatment and dyadic interventions to antenatal and postnatal depressive mothers and postulate that the presence of antenatal depressive symptoms may influence the subsequent mother–infant interaction style and greater severity of symptoms.
Source: Infant Behavior and Development - Category: Child Development Source Type: research
The perinatal period presents a high-risk time for development of mood disorders. Australia-wide universal perinatal care, including depression screening, make this stage amenable to population-level preventat...
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Condition:   Perinatal Depression Intervention:   Behavioral: Brief Behavioural Activation Treatment Sponsors:   Mount Sinai Hospital, Canada;   University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill;   NorthShore University HealthSystem;   Women's College Hospital;   St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto;   Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre;   University of Colorado, Boulder;   Harvard Medical  School Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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