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Pregnant women can reduce their risk of post-partum depression by half with probiotics
(Natural News) A new study suggests that probiotics can reduce the risk of postpartum depression in pregnant women by about 50 percent, according to a report by NutraIngredients-USA.com. Researchers at the University of Auckland and the University of Otago analyzed the relationship between Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 and postpartum depression and anxiety in women. They conducted... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What New Dads Need To Know About Postpartum Depression
The condition doesn't just affect women. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stress levels measured in hair can predict post-partum depression
A new study published inPLOS Onesuggests that measuring cortisol levels in hair of expecting mothers can predict their likelihood of suffering post-partum depression.EurekAlert! (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 14, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Limits of the postpartum depression 'reveal'
The task of destigmatizing postpartum depression has been taken up by an unexpected group in recent years: the celebrity mom. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hair cortisol levels predict which mothers are more likely to suffer postpartum depression
(University of Granada) UGR researchers have proven that hair cortisol levels, which is a steroid hormone secreted as a response to stress, are higher in the first and third trimesters of pregnancy for those women that will later suffer postpartum depression (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sage soars as postpartum depression drug moves closer to approval
(Reuters) - Sage Therapeutics Inc's shares surged to a record on Thursday after its postpartum depression drug succeeded in two late-stage studies, paving the way for it to bring to market the first FDA-approved treatment for the disorder. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

New Drug Eases Postpartum Depression In Victory For Tiny Sage Therapeutics
An experimental drug improved symptoms of post-partum depression within a matter of days in a hard-won victory for antidepressant drug development. It is also a big win for Sage Therapeutics, the biotechnology company that is developing the medicine. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 9, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Matthew Herper, Forbes Staff Tags: NASDAQ:SAGE Source Type: news

Sage shares rise after postpartum depression drug meets main goal
(Reuters) - Sage Therapeutics on Thursday said its drug to treat moderate and severe postpartum depression succeeded in reducing symptoms in patients enrolled in two late-stage trials, sending its shares up 50 percent in pre-market trade. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Sage Therapeutics to seek approval of postpartum depression drug after trial win
Cambridge biotech Sage Therapeutics says it plans to apply for U.S. approval of its experimental drug to treat postpartum depression next year after the drug achieved the main goals in two late-stage trials involving more than 200 women. The company's stock soared 67 percent in premarket trading Thursday morning to more than $100 a share. If the stock spike holds when market opens it would add nearly $1.4 billion to its market capitalization. Sage (Nasdaq: SAGE), which had 135 employees as of February,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 9, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Don Seiffert Source Type: news

Sage Therapeutics to seek approval of postpartum depression drug after trial win
Cambridge biotech Sage Therapeutics says it plans to apply for U.S. approval of its experimental drug to treat postpartum depression next year after the drug achieved the main goals in two late-stage trials involving more than 200 women. The company's stock soared 44 percent in premarket trading as of 6:50 a.m. Thursday morning, to more than $90 a share. If the stock spike holds when market opens today, it could add about $1 billion to the company's market capitalization. Sage (Nasdaq: SAGE), which… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 9, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Don Seiffert Source Type: news

Sage Therapeutics postpartum depression drug meets main goal
(Reuters) - Sage Therapeutics on Thursday said its drug to treat moderate and severe postpartum depression met the main goal in two late-stage studies. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Kenya:6 Red Flags of Post-Partum Depression
[MumsVillage] A baby is a joyful addition into a woman's life. Joy is what is expected. So when a woman delivers and experiences feelings contrary to joy, she hides. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 9, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Lund University: fathers keep postnatal depression secret
PND in men goes undetected and untreated and they are reluctant to seek help, a study by Lund University researchers found. Four fifths of depressed fathers told no-one. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Life hacks: Dealing with postpartum depression
The weeks and months after giving birth can be emotional and stressful. Here are some ways to cope if your baby blues become postpartum depression. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Depression Source Type: news

Amygdala resting connectivity mediates association between maternal aggression and adolescent major depression: a 7-year longitudinal study - Callaghan BL, Dandash O, Simmons JG, Schwartz O, Byrne ML, Sheeber L, Allen NB, Whittle S.
OBJECTIVE: The parent-adolescent relationship is an important predictor of adolescent mental health, especially depressive disorders. This relationship is constructed in the context of maturing emotion neurobiology and could help shape such neurobiology in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Depressed fathers risk not getting help
(Lund University) Postnatal depression among new mothers is a well-known phenomenon. Knowledge about depression in new fathers, however, is more limited. A new study from Lund University in Sweden shows that depression among new fathers may be more common than previously believed. There is also a major risk that it remains undetected using today's screening instruments, and that fathers do not receive the help they need. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Neighborhood effects on PND symptom severity for women enrolled in a home visiting program - Jones DE, Tang M, Folger A, Ammerman RT, Hossain MM, Short J, Van Ginkel JB.
The aim of this study was to investigate the association between postnatal depression (PND) symptoms severity and structural neighborhood characteristics among women enrolled in a home visiting program. The sample included 295 mothers who were at risk for ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Postnatal depression: Call for new fathers to be screened
A campaigner wants all new dads to be screened for postnatal depression by health visitors. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Summer Baby, Higher Odds for Postpartum Depression?
Title: Summer Baby, Higher Odds for Postpartum Depression?Category: Health NewsCreated: 10/23/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/24/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Depression General)
Source: MedicineNet Depression General - October 24, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Summer Baby, Higher Odds of Postpartum Depression?
Season of delivery and other factors may influence the risk, study finds (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Month You Give Birth Could Affect Postpartum Depression Risk
BOSTON (CBS) – It’s estimated that 1 in 9 women in the United States develops postpartum depression, and the time of year a new mom gives birth may make a difference. Looking at the medical records of more than 20,000 women, researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital found that moms who gave birth in the spring or winter had a lower risk of postpartum depression compared to moms who gave birth in the fall or summer They also found that women who were obese, non-white, and did not get an epidural or other anesthesia during delivery appeared to be more likely to develop postpartum depression. (Source: WBZ-...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Brigham and Women's Hospital Dr. Mallika Marshall Postpartum Depression Source Type: news

Winter or spring birth ‘protects against postnatal depression’
Women who give birth in winter or spring are less likely than women who deliver in the autumn or summer to suffer from postnatal depression, suggests a US study being presented at a conference. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 23, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Symptoms of depression in Swedish fathers in the postnatal period and development of a screening tool - Psouni E, Agebj örn J, Linder H.
METHODS for detecting depression in fathers after the birth of their child are scarce. The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS), used to screen mothers for postpartum depression (PPD), lacks somatization and externalizing items. This potentially dec... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Summer Baby, Higher Odds for Postpartum Depression?
MONDAY, Oct. 23, 2017 -- Certain factors related to pregnancy and delivery may affect a woman's risk of having postpartum depression, a new study suggests. The study showed that giving birth in the winter or the spring was linked to a lower risk of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 23, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Postnatal depression: Mums 'less likely to suffer if have winter or spring baby'
DESPITE days being shorter and colder mother's who have their babies in winter or spring were less likely to suffer from postnatal depression, a study found. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Birth season may influence postpartum depression risk
Mothers who give birth in winter or spring may be less likely to develop postpartum depression, compared with those who give birth in summer or fall. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Depression Source Type: news

Why a winter birth may help you beat the baby blues
Other factors affecting the risk of postpartum depression (PPD) included giving birth after a longer pregnancy, having an epidural during delivery, and body mass index (BMI). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Postnatal depression less likely after winter or spring births
Study finds risk of postpartum depression among new mothers also affected by other factors such as length of pregnancyWomen who give birth in winter or spring are less likely to suffer postnatal depression than at other times of year, a study has shown.Other factors affecting the risk of postnatal depression, also known as postpartum depression (PPD), included the length of pregnancy, whether or not an epidural was given during delivery, and body mass index.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 22, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Press Association Tags: Postnatal depression Pregnancy Mental health Society Women Science Psychology & wellbeing Parents and parenting Source Type: news

Women who give birth in winter or spring less likely to have postpartum depression
(American Society of Anesthesiologists) Women who give birth in winter or spring are less likely than women who deliver in the fall or summer to suffer from postpartum depression (PPD), suggests a study of more than 20,000 women. The study also found that women who delivered babies at a higher gestational age (further along in their pregnancy) were less likely to develop PPD, and women who did not have anesthesia, such as an epidural, during delivery had an increased risk. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Taking probiotics in pregnancy helps post-natal depression
Women at risk of depression while pregnant or after giving birth could benefit from increasing their intake of probiotics during pregnancy, according to a New Zealand study. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Massachusetts General introduces novel postpartum depression screen with free app
A new iPhone app launched for free by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) looks not only to bring convenient postpartum depression (PPD) screening to more expecting and postpartum women, but also looks to redefine the gold standard for post-partum depression diagnosis. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 17, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Can fathers have postpartum depression?
Studies show that you don ’t have to give birth to develop postpartum depression. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - October 17, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Can Fathers Have Postpartum Depression?
A growing body of research has given rise to the idea that you don ’ t have to give birth to develop the “ baby blues. ” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DOUGLAS QUENQUA Tags: Mental Health and Disorders Anxiety and Stress Testosterone Depression (Mental) Estrogen Hormones Parenting Women and Girls Psychology and Psychologists Men and Boys Source Type: news

Mass. General team develops iPhone app to screen for postpartum depression
(Massachusetts General Hospital) Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital's Ammon-Pinizzotto Center for Women's Mental Health have developed the MGH Perinatal Depression Scale, a free iPhone application designed to refine how women around the world are screened for postpartum depression (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Africa: The Role of Group Therapy in Helping Women Cope With Postnatal Depression
[The Conversation Africa] The World Health Organisation estimates that over 300 million people suffer from postnatal depression across the world, making it the leading cause of disability affecting women. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:The Role of Group Therapy in Helping Women Cope With Postnatal Depression
[The Conversation Africa] The World Health Organisation estimates that over 300 million people suffer from postnatal depression across the world, making it the leading cause of disability affecting women. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 12, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

The effect of perinatal depression treatment for mothers on parenting and child development: A systematic review - Letourneau NL, Dennis CL, Cosic N, Linder J.
Antenatal and postpartum depression are very common and have significant consequences for mothers and their children. This review examines which antenatal depression (AD) and postpartum depression (PPD) treatment interventions are most efficacious in impro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Parenting mediates the impact of maternal depression on child internalizing symptoms - Kuckertz JM, Mitchell C, Wiggins JL.
BACKGROUND: To examine the potential mediating role of parenting behaviors in the longitudinal, bidirectional relationships between maternal depression and child internalizing symptoms (i.e. depression and anxiety). METHODS: We analyzed data from 4... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

One Episode of Postpartum Depression Raises Likelihood of More One Episode of Postpartum Depression Raises Likelihood of More
Depression after giving birth is rare among women with no history of psychiatric disorders, but once “ postpartum depression ” occurs, the odds are much higher that it will happen again after subsequent births, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Maternal depressive symptoms, mother-child interactions, and children's executive function - Gueron-Sela N, Camerota M, Willoughby MT, Vernon-Feagans L, Cox MJ.
This study examined the independent and mediated associations between maternal depression symptoms (MDS), mother-child interaction, and child executive function (EF) in a prospective longitudinal sample of 1,037 children (50% boys) from predominantly low-i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Placenta eating harmful experts warn
Researchers from NYC studied placenta consumption to see if there were health benefits. They found that there is no proof it helps with postpartum depression, increased mood or energy levels. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One episode of postpartum depression raises likelihood of more
(Reuters Health) - Depression after giving birth is rare among women with no history of psychiatric disorders, but once “postpartum depression” occurs, the odds are much higher that it will happen again after subsequent births, researchers say. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Stacey Solomon discusses 'traumatic' first pregnancy
Solomon, 27, added that she was 'mortified' because she wasn't told about stitches after the birth - and feels her ignorance over the process fuelled her post-natal depression. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The association between maternal cortisol and depression during pregnancy, a systematic review - Orta OR, Gelaye B, Bain PA, Williams MA.
Timing of cortisol collection during pregnancy is an important factor within studies reporting on the association between maternal cortisol and depression during pregnancy. Our objective was to further examine the extent to which reported associations diff... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Postpartum Depression Likely to Recur With Future Pregnancies
Mood disorder seen in 1 in 200 new moms with no psychiatric history (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 27, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Gynecology, Obstetrics, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

Postnatal depression far more common in previous sufferers
Target preventive measures at specific groups of vulnerable women, urge researchers Related items fromOnMedica Postnatal depression Postnatal depression not being picked up by GPs Women using hormonal contraception at higher depression risk All women must have access to perinatal mental health service (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 27, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Postpartum Depression Likely to Recur
Mood disorder seen in 1 in 200 new moms with no psychiatric history (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Postpartum Depression Likely to Recur with Future Pregnancies
Mood disorder seen in 1 in 200 new moms with no psychiatric historySource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Postpartum Depression (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Postpartum Depression Likely to Recur With Future Pregnancies
TUESDAY, Sept. 26, 2017 -- Women who have suffered from postpartum depression are more likely to go through it again after subsequent pregnancies, a new Danish study shows. Postpartum depression occurs 27 to 46 times more frequently during... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 26, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news