Preventing perinatal depression in Spain: a pilot evaluation of Mam ás y Bebés.

Conclusion: This pilot study suggests that the intervention is feasible, acceptable, and provides promising evidence for reducing depressive symptoms in urban Spanish perinatal women. Larger and rigorous randomised trials are needed to confirm these findings. PMID: 31729261 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

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Conclusionsthe present study offers additional support to the usefulness of longitudinal S100B and drug level monitoring in depressed pregnant women and in the early detection of cases at risk for short-term neurological abnormalities. Results open the way at further investigations correlating antidepressant drugs and neurobiomarkers in the maternal bloodstream.
Source: Clinica Chimica Acta - Category: Laboratory Medicine Source Type: research
PMID: 31796149 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Psychological Medicine - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Psychol Med Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewWe review evidence for physical activity and yoga as interventions for depressed pregnant and postpartum women.Recent FindingsResults from existing trials have generally indicated that physical activity and yoga interventions are acceptable to women during the perinatal period, and that these interventions can be effective in reducing depression. However, some studies have not found significant differences between intervention and control conditions. In addition, symptom improvements were not always maintained.SummaryThe available research on physical activity and yoga as interventions for perinata...
Source: Current Psychiatry Reports - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Conditions:   Prenatal Anxiety;   Generalized Anxiety;   Postpartum Depression;   Major Depressive Disorder Intervention:   Behavioral: Online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Sponsors:   University of Zurich;   Ambulatorium für kognitive Verhaltenstherapie und Verhaltensmedizin - UZH;   Lamprecht AG Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
By AMEYA KULKARNI, MD When Samuel Morse left his New Haven home to paint a portrait of the Maquis du Lafayette in Washington DC, it was the last time he would see his pregnant wife. Shortly after his arrival in Washington, his wife developed complications during childbirth. A messenger took several days on horseback to relay the message to Mr Morse. Because the trip back to New Haven took several more, his wife had died by the time he arrived at their home.  So moved was he by the tragedy of lost time that he dedicated the majority of the rest of his life to make sure that this would never happen to anyone again. H...
Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Policy Medical Practice Ameya Kulkarni Global Health Maternal mortality public health Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSIONS: The male fetal-placental unit appears to be more sensitive to maternal inflammation than females. Effects are particularly marked on cerebral inhibition. Deficits in cerebral inhibition 1 month after birth, similar to those observed in several mental illnesses, including schizophrenia, indicate fetal developmental pathways that may lead to later mental illness. Deficits in early infant behavior follow. Early intervention before birth, including prenatal vitamins, folate, and choline supplements, may help prevent fetal development of pathophysiological deficits that can have life-long consequences for mental he...
Source: Psychological Medicine - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Psychol Med Source Type: research
DiscussionThe findings of this systematic review and meta-analysis will have both clinical and political importance in the context of perinatal mental health. In addition, this study will promote future studies and clarify the direction of research on universal prevention of perinatal depression.Systematic review registrationPROSPEROCRD42019118041
Source: Systematic Reviews - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Disability to modulate GABA-A-r expression during pregnancy and restore its previous state after parturition appears to trigger PPD. The GABAergic system is a promising pharmacotherapy target. From preclinical to clinical studies for about twenty years the GABAergic system has been incriminated and targeted in this challenging mental disease. PMID: 31767256 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: L Encephale - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Encephale Source Type: research
This study will be the first multicenter RCT in Spanish PC settings using adapted MBCP and compassion practices to reduce symptoms of depression during pregnancy and the postpartum period.Trial registrationClinicalTrials.gov,NCT03247491. Registered on 31 July 2017.
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
(JAMA. 2019;321(6):550–552) The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) issued a recommendation of referring women at risk for perinatal depression to counseling. Perinatal depression affects 11.5% of mothers in the United States annually and is associated with short and long term risks to both mother and infant. Although the USPSTF had previously recommended screening for depression in all adults, including pregnant and postpartum women, the new recommendation focused on prevention instead of screening. To enact this advised change in approach, more research is needed to determine how to identify at-risk women, ...
Source: Obstetric Anesthesia Digest - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Editorials and Reviews Source Type: research
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