Dads of'Preemie' Babies Can Be Hit by Depression

FRIDAY, June 18, 2021 -- Postpartum depression strikes fathers of premature babies more often than previously thought, and it can linger longer in fathers than in mothers, a new study finds. The researchers screened for depression in 431 parents of...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Related Links:

Conclusions: Maternal health risks were associated with increased adult preventive visits, but 38% of dyads had no adult preventive visits in the year following birth. Most dyads had more opportunities for preventive care in pediatric settings than adult settings.
Source: Medical Care - Category: Health Management Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Conclusions and Relevance Electroconvulsive therapy is a highly effective and safe treatment modality for unipolar depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and other psychiatric illnesses. Electroconvulsive therapy treatment in pregnancy requires a multidisciplinary team approach with obstetrics, maternal-fetal medicine, psychiatry, and anesthesiology, but is overall felt to be safe and effective. Target Audience Obstetricians and gynecologist, family medicine physicians. Learning Objectives After completing this activity, the learner should be better able to assess the current evidence and best practices regar...
Source: Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey - Category: OBGYN Tags: CME ARTICLES Source Type: research
We examined how baseline differences in mothers’ substance use, depression, and demographic characteristics (household mobility, education, parity, and premature birth) moderated mothers’ and children’s intervention-related outcomes. Children born to mothers with past substance use histories benefited more from the intervention than children born to abstinent mothers (p 
Source: Prevention Science - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
ConclusionOur results support the hypothesis of a positive impact of SDF Kangaroo positioning on maternal postpartum risk of depression and skin-to-skin practice.
Source: Journal of Neonatal Nursing - Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 8 November 2018Source: Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular DiseasesAuthor(s): N. Di Biase, S. Balducci, C. Lencioni, A. Bertolotto, A. Tumminia, A.R. Dodesini, B. Pintaudi, T. Marcone, E. Vitacolonna, A. NapoliAbstractThe aim of this review is to provide general suggestions about physical activity (PA) in pre-gestational and gestational diabetes (GDM) and encourage women to take part in safe and effective activities throughout pregnancy, in the absence of other contraindications. Physical activity before, during pregnancy and postpartum has many positive effects on the mother as it c...
Source: Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
This cross-sectional study investigates the prevalence and risks for psychiatric diagnoses in a large cohort of children with Chiari malformation type 1 (CM1) presenting for neurosurgical evaluation. Children between the ages of 6 and 17 years who were evaluated and diagnosed with CM1 at a neurosurgery clinic were identified. Eighty-six participants were recruited for this study with an average age of 11 years. Parents of participants completed a pediatric medical history questionnaire and a semistructured interview regarding the child ’s psychiatric, developmental, medical, and family history. A review of medical re...
Source: Pediatric Neurosurgery - Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research
Mental illness is common prenatally and postpartum, with up to 25% of women experiencing a pathological level of stress, anxiety, and/or depression during the perinatal period (Kingston  et al., 2012). Mental illness during and after pregnancy can impact the fetus and child, with effects including lower Apgar scores in newborns, increased emotional problems, and risk for mental health difficulties in children and adolescents (Stein et al., 2014). Prenatal anxiety disorders spec ifically increase the likelihood of premature birth and low birthweight infants (Rondo et al., 2003; Wadhwa et al., 1...
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Review article Source Type: research
Antenatal depression is becoming one of the most common complications during pregnancy, affecting up to 10% of pregnant women (Vigod  et al., 2016). Higher rates were reported in Chinese pregnant women (Lau et al., 2011; Li et al., 2012a). Depression during pregnancy may lead to adverse maternal outcomes, such as gestational diabetes mellitus, hypertension, preeclampsia (Becker et al., 2016), and postpartum depression(Silva  et al., 2012), and subsequent adverse birth and postnatal outcomes, including low birth weight (Grigoriadis et al., 2013; Grote et al., 2010), prematur...
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Research paper Source Type: research
Abstract Previous research of maternal depression during pregnancy suggests an association with low birth weight in newborns. Review of these studies reveals predominant comorbidity with premature birth. This current study examines antenatal depression and birth weight in term, medically low‐risk pregnancies. Maternal physiological and demographic measures were collected as well. In total, 227 pregnant women were recruited to participate in four experimental protocols at Columbia University Medical Center. Results indicate that depressed pregnant women who carry to term had significantly higher heart rates, lower heart r...
Source: Developmental Psychobiology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research
Introduction The preterm infants' developmental outcomes depend on biological and environmental risk factors. The environmental factors include prolonged parental separation, less exposure to early mother/father–infant interactions and the parents' ability to respond to the trauma of premature birth. In the case of premature birth, the father's ability to take an active part in the care of the infant from the start is essential. The parents' emotional closeness to the preterm infant hospitalised in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) may be crucial to the well-being of the newborn, the development of mutual regul...
Source: BMJ Open - Category: Journals (General) Authors: Tags: Open access, General practice / Family practice, Intensive care, Paediatrics Protocol Source Type: research
More News: Babies | Depression | General Medicine | Perinatology & Neonatology | Postnatal Depression | Premature Birth | Study