Prevalence and risk factors for postpartum depression in Sri Lanka: A population-based study.

CONCLUSION: The prevalence of PPD in Sri Lanka was 15.5% at 10 days and 7.8% at 4 weeks postpartum. Future studies on the effect of time since delivery on postpartum depression screening outcomes are warranted. PMID: 31733601 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

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AbstractWe explored the association between HIV-related stigma and experiences of intimate partner violence (IPV) and depression with viral load suppression, and medication and visit adherence in postpartum women receiving lifelong antiretroviral therapy (ART) (N  = 200). We administered a cross-sectional survey to 200 women with HIV at 12 months postpartum who were enrolled in the MOTIVATE trial. The MOTIVATE study is a cluster-randomized trial evaluating the impact of community mentor mothers and text messaging on PMTCT outcomes in southwestern Kenya. Simple and multivariable logistic regression analys...
Source: AIDS and Behavior - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
EXCLUSIVE: Stephen Gillatt, from Faversham, Kent battled a fruit machine addiction in his 20s and tried to take his own life before he was 30 - both of which he felt he couldn't tell anyone about.
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Conclusions: This study demonstrates that NICU admission may heighten maternal risk for psychiatric symptoms, and maternal-infant attachment in the NICU may be an important correlate of maternal anxiety and stress symptoms. PMID: 31795733 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research
One of the biotech industry ’s emerging neuroscience companies, Sage Therapeutics, disclosed Thursday that one of its most promising potential products failed a late-stage study. The Cambridge-company's shares fell by more than half on Thursday morning, shaving more than $3 billion off its market value. Sage (Nasdaq: SAGE) has become one of the area biotech industry’s most closely watched companies through its work on postpartum depression and other psychiatric disorders. It has consistently…
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ConclusionsThe study findings support the formulation of mother-sensitive health policies based on understanding mothers ’ preferences, and thus, help prepare treatment alternatives that will suit different groups of mothers with PPD, for the benefit of mothers, newborns, and families. Disseminating the results of this study among professionals as part of professional training, can promote appropriate treatment faci lities and modes of care for mothers with PPD.
Source: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 3 December 2019Source: Neuroscience LettersAuthor(s): Yan-Hai Li, Youjun Li, Liang Zheng, Jue WangAbstractMedial vestibular nucleus (MVN) neurons are involved in the regulation of eye movements to endure the stability of the image during head movement, and play a critical role in plasticity of the vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR) during the juvenile period. We have previously shown that the long-term depression (LTD) of synaptic transmission was induced by high frequency stimulation (HFS) and blocked by N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonist D-APV at the vestibular afferent synapses...
Source: Neuroscience Letters - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
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
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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
Condition:   Postnatal Depression Intervention:   Behavioral: Behavioural Activation Sponsor:   National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children Not yet recruiting
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