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Green space and depression during pregnancy: results from the Growing Up in New Zealand Study - Nichani V, Dirks K, Burns B, Bird A, Grant C.
This study aimed to determine whether exposure to green space during pregnancy is associated with less depression, and whether this association ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Primal screams, blood and burns: What it ’ s like to survive a lightning strike
Rain and hail were pelting down, and a thunderclap roared across a lake in central California. From afar, the fiery lightning strike that came with it looked like an explosion, darting down a tree trunk before it hit a father and his two young children who had hunkered down beneath it. “It hit that person. It hit a person,” […]Related:She chose to die so she could give birth. Now her newborn is dead, too.Ivanka Trump reveals struggles with postpartum depression on ‘Dr. Oz’Could some ADHD be a type of sleep disorder? That would fundamentally change how we treat it. (Source:...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

She chose to die so she could give birth. Now her newborn is dead, too.
The headaches began in March. The couple didn’t think much of them — until Carrie DeKlyen began vomiting. An initial scan showed a mass in her brain. More tests showed that it was a form of cancer, possibly lymphoma, but treatable. But a pathology exam revealed a more grim diagnosis. The 37-year-old mother of five from Wyoming, […]Related:Primal screams, blood and burns: What it’s like to survive a lightning strikeIvanka Trump reveals struggles with postpartum depression on ‘Dr. Oz’Could some ADHD be a type of sleep disorder? That would fundamentally change how we treat it. (S...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ivanka Trump reveals struggles with postpartum depression on ‘ Dr. Oz ’
Ivanka Trump revealed in a television interview that she struggled with postpartum depression after the births of her three children. During an interview with Mehmet Oz, better known as Dr. Oz, President Trump's eldest daughter, who also serves as his senior adviser, described the period after the birth of each of her three children as a "very challenging […]Related:Could ADHD be a type of sleep disorder? That would fundamentally change how we treat it.Hospital staffers took photos of a patient’s genitals — and the foreign object lodged thereSelena Gomez’s kidney transplant: You...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ivanka Trump reveals struggle with postpartum depression
Ivanka Trump, daughter of and senior adviser to President Donald Trump, revealed that she had postpartum depression after the births of her children in an interview for "The Dr. Oz Show." The program, filmed Monday, will air Thursday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why We Need to Protect Maternal Health During the Refugee Crisis
It’s estimated that there are 22.5 million refugees today, and many of them are women and children. The ongoing refugee crisis has been a topic of discussion during the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) happening this week in New York City. During a side event on maternal health, panelists—including Lynsey Addario, a photographer documenting the “Finding Home” series for TIME Magazine—described the needs of women who are between homes. “People take for granted the fact that women give birth every day. What is that like for a woman on the run?” said Addario, explaining her ongo...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized finding home maternal health merck for mothers onetime refugee Refugee crisis Reproductive Health Source Type: news

Potential link between parenting books and postnatal depression
Parenting books that promote a strict sleeping and feeding routine could be making mothers more likely to experience postnatal depression, according to a new study. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 19, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

45 percent of parents experience depression, anxiety and stress when newborns leave NICU
(Children's National Health System) Almost half of parents whose children were admitted to Children's National Health System's neonatal intensive care unit experienced postpartum depressive symptoms, anxiety and stress when their newborns were discharged from the hospital. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Post-up study: postpartum depression screening in well-child care and maternal outcomes - van der Zee-van den Berg AI, Boere-Boonekamp MM, Groothuis-Oudshoorn CGM, IJzerman MJ, Haasnoot-Smallegange RME, Reijneveld SA.
OBJECTIVES: Postpartum depression often remains unaddressed. Screening in well-child care (WCC) may improve early detection, promote maternal recovery, and reduce effects on child development. We assessed the effectiveness of screening for postpartum depre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Early life experience contributes to the developmental programming of depressive-like behaviour, neuroinflammation and oxidative stress - R éus GZ, Fernandes GC, de Moura AB, Silva RH, Darabas AC, de Souza TG, Abelaira HM, Carneiro C, Wendhausen D, Michels M, Pescador B, Dal-Pizzol F, Macêdo DS, Quevedo J.
This study used an animal model of depression induced by maternal care deprivation (MCD) to investigate whether depressive behaviour, neuroinflammation and oxidative stress were underlying factors in developmental programming after early life stress. At po... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Testosterone Tied to Dad's Mood After Infant Comes Home Testosterone Tied to Dad's Mood After Infant Comes Home
Paternal testosterone levels may be important to family functioning, contributing to maternal and paternal depression, parenting stress, and intimate partner aggression, new data suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

An easy opportunity to screen for postpartum depression
After giving birth, some mothers experience extreme sadness, anxiety and other symptoms of postpartum depression. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women's experiences of exercise as a treatment for their postnatal depression: a nested qualitative study - Pritchett R, Jolly K, Daley AJ, Turner K, Bradbury-Jones C.
Women with postnatal depression are often reluctant to take medication postnatally and access to psychological therapies is limited. Exercise offers a freely available treatment option but depressed mothers' experience of exercise has not been investigated... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Testosterone levels of new fathers may cause mood swings
According to a study, published inHormones and Behavior, a drop in testosterone levels can signal postpartum depression in men, whilst a spike may be a sign of aggression, following the arrival of a newborn.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 6, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Dads affected by testosterone swings after babies arrive, study says
A new study by the University of Southern California found that fathers face a higher risk of experiencing postpartum depression if testosterone levels drop. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stigma stops women seeking help for postnatal depression
New mothers believe nurses focus more on the baby's health than their emotions, a British survey revealed. Unsympathetic staff during past pregnancies also stops them from seeking help. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Swings in dad's testosterone affects the family -- for better or worse -- after baby arrives
(University of Southern California) Testosterone levels are a key factor in a family's health and happiness after a newborn arrives. Researchers find that a drop can signal postpartum depression in dad, and a spike may be a sign of aggression. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Maternal postpartum depression is associated with increased risk of early childhood injury (Safety-2016 abstract #401) - Currie DW, Colangelo C, Quigley M, Cares A, O ’Fallon M, Thorland W.
Background Previous research indicates an association between maternal postpartum depression (PPD) and child maltreatment, but research on this association in child injury outside of the maltreatment context is limited. The Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Too Many New Mothers Silent on Postpartum Depression
Strong support networks increase chances a woman will reveal her symptoms, researchers say (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 30, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Effects of maternal history of depression and early life maltreatment on children's health-related quality of life - Dittrich K, Fuchs A, Bermpohl F, Meyer J, F ührer D, Reichl C, Reck C, Kluczniok D, Kaess M, Hindi Attar C, Möhler E, Bierbaum AL, Zietlow AL, Jaite C, Winter SM, Herpertz SC, Brunner R, Bödeker K, Resch F.
BACKGROUND: There is a well-established link between maternal depression and child mental health. Similar effects have been found for maternal history of early life maltreatment (ELM). However, studies investigating the relationship of children's quality o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Child poisoning risk during maternal depression and anxiety episodes: self-controlled case series (Safety-2016 abstract #240) - Baker R, Kendrick D, Orton E, Tata LJ.
BACKGROUND There is a paucity of literature investigating the association between maternal mental health and child injury risk, with many potential confounders difficult to measure and adjust for (e.g. supervision, safety practices). Using a self-controlle... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Association of maternal depression and anxiety with children's injury risk: a prospective cohort (Safety-2016 abstract #73) - Baker R, Orton E, Kendrick D, Tata LJ.
Background Maternal depression and anxiety are common in the early years following childbirth and are associated with children's health outcomes. The impact of maternal depression on childhood injuries is underexplored, with existing studies relying on mat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

1 in 5 Moms Mum About Post-Pregnancy Blues
TUESDAY, Aug. 29, 2017 -- One in five new mothers who develops postpartum depression or another mood disorder after childbirth suffers in silence, a new study reveals. " Our study finds that many women who would benefit from treatment are not... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 29, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Postnatal depression: Aerobic exercise could help women alleviate symptoms
EXERCISE could help women alleviate symptoms of postnatal depression, a new study has found. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Suicide a Danger for Some Women During Pregnancy
Notion this is the happiest time of life may be unrealistic Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy, Suicide (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: 1 in 7 Nursing Mothers Suffers From Postpartum Depression, Says Expert
[Daily Trust] Mr Tunji Johnson, a Team Lead, Monitoring and Evaluation, Postpartum Support Network Africa, says one in seven nursing mothers are suffering from the postpartum depression. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 28, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Postpartum depression affects men too, says experts
Dr Darby Saxbe, a psychology professor at the University of Southern California, found testosterone levels can predict a new father's depression risk as well as his partner's risk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One in five women with post-partum depression don't tell
Researchers from North Carolina State University found around half of silent sufferers claim to have at least one barrier that makes asking for help 'extremely difficult' or 'impossible'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Postnatal depression symptoms: Five signs YOU could be suffering after giving birth
POSTNATAL depression is a common condition that will soon feature in ITV ’s Victoria when the show depicts how Queen Victoria felt after the birth of her second child. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

1 in 5 women with postpartum mood disorders keep quiet
(North Carolina State University) A recent study finds that 21 percent of recent mothers experiencing postpartum mood disorders, such as anxiety and depression, do not disclose their symptoms to healthcare providers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Chrissy Teigen was drinking too much
Chrissy Teigen has always been open about her issues, including her struggle with postpartum depression. Now the model is coming clean about her drinking. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Social support and postpartum depression revisited: the traditional female role as moderator among Mexican women - Albuja AF, Lara MA, Navarrete L, Nieto L.
Women who lack social support tend to have a higher risk of postpartum depression. The present study examined the traditional female role, understood here as the adoption of passive and submissive traits specific to Mexican women, as another risk factor fo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

To evaluate if increased supervision and support of South African Government health workers' home visits improves maternal and child outcomes: study protocol for a randomized control trial - Rotheram-Borus MJ, Le Roux K, Le Roux IM, Christodoulou J, Laurenzi C, Mbewu N, Tomlinson M.
BACKGROUND: Concurrent epidemics of HIV, depression, alcohol abuse, and partner violence threaten maternal and child health (MCH) in South Africa. Although home visiting has been repeatedly demonstrated efficacious in research evaluations, efficacy disappe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Postpartum Depression: What I Wish I Had Known Sooner
Once again, I am an open book when it comes to the postpartum depression I experienced with my now 3-year-old son Henry. I (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Optimal cut-off score of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale for major depressive episode during pregnancy in Japan - Usuda K, Nishi D, Okazaki E, Makino M, Sano Y.
AIM: Depression during pregnancy adversely affects both mother and child. As antenatal depression is a predictor of postnatal depression, early detection might prevent postnatal depression. The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) is frequently used... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Media portrayals of pregnant women, new moms unrealistic, study says
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Media portrayals of pregnant, postpartum women unrealistic, women said in a new study by University of Illinois researcher Toni Liechty. Exposure to unrealistic images and messages fostered a host of negative emotions, such as self-consciousness about their bodies and feelings of depression, frustration and hopelessness when they were unable to lose weight as rapidly after childbirth as celebrities purportedly do. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Maternal depression is getting more attention – but still not enough
Task forces have been created and programs developed, but help is often still elusive. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - August 5, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Prevalence and factors associated with recent intimate partner violence and relationships between disability and depression in post-partum women in one clinic in eThekwini Municipality, South Africa - Gibbs A, Carpenter B, Crankshaw T, Hannass-Hancock J, Smit J, Tomlinson M, Butler L.
In this study we sought to assess the prevalence and factors associated with recent IPV amon... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Postnatal depression patients may have difficult children  
Researchers from  Brown University found that sufferers of the mental health condition who are insensitive to their children are more likely to have youngsters with difficult temperaments. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Postpartum Psychosis: Is It Real?
“I don’t remember too clearly,” says Sarah, 40, now divorced. “There was a rat. It was black and silky, the size of a cat, and it ran across the closet from one side to the other. I was terrified it would bite the baby if it had burrowed into the walls, so I pulled all the shoes out to the center of the closet, searching for it, or for the hole where it had to be hiding. It had to be there — I had seen it, and I could smell it: like damp and oily rags.” She loses the thread of her broken memory, recounting her then husband’s confusion at her behavior, irritated, telling her to come...
Source: Psych Central - July 21, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Erin O'Shea Tags: Motivation and Inspiration Personal Stories Postpartum Depression Pregnancy PTSD Women's Issues Delusions Hallucinations Motherhood Paranoia Postpartum Psychosis Source Type: news

Why some women are more likely to feel depressed
(The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)) It's no secret that the risk of depression increases for women when their hormones are fluctuating. Especially vulnerable times include the menopause transition and onset of postmenopause. There's also postpartum depression that can erupt shortly after childbirth. But why do some women feel blue while others seem to skate through these transitions? One answer is provided through study results being published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study Shows Newer Antiepileptic Drugs and Mood Stabilizers May be...
Maternal Depression the Focus of Special Teratology Society Journal Issue(PRWeb July 17, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/Birth_Defects_Research/Depression_2017/prweb14500401.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - July 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Rating scale item assessment of self-harm in postpartum women: a cross-sectional analysis - Coker JL, Tripathi SP, Knight BT, Pennell PB, Magann EF, Newport DJ, Stowe ZN.
We examined the utility of screening instruments to identify risk factors for suicidal ideation (SI) in a population of women with neuropsychiatric illnesses at high risk for postpartum depression. Pregnant women with neuropsychiatric illness enrolled prio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

In children 7 years of age, prenatal antidepressant exposure is not associated with increased risk of poor behavioural outcomes after adjusting for maternal factors including antenatal mood.
This study attempts to clarify the impact of prenatal antidepressant exposure on long-term child outcomes, accounting for antenatal maternal factors, including depression. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Child-care quality moderates the association between maternal depression and children's behavioural outcome - Charrois J, C ôté SM, Japel C, Seguin JR, Paquin S, Tremblay RE, Herba CM.
BACKGROUND: Maternal depression is a risk factor for adverse outcomes in the child, including emotional and behavioural difficulties. There is evidence that child care attendance during the preschool years may moderate associations between familial risk fa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Psychosocial risk factors for perinatal depression among female adolescents: a systematic review - Recto P, Champion JD.
Perinatal depression is a health concern among pregnant and postpartum adolescents as it may negatively impact fetal development and result in complications such as preterm delivery, low infant birth weight, and poor maternal-infant attachment. The purpose... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Prenatal and early postnatal depression and child maltreatment among Japanese fathers - Takehara K, Suto M, Kakee N, Tachibana Y, Mori R.
We investigated the association of paternal depression in the prenatal and early postnatal period with child maltreatment tendency at two months postpartum among Japanese fathers. This population-based longitudinal study recruited Japanese perinatal women ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Maternal depression and bullying victimization among adolescents: results from the 2004 Pelotas Cohort Study - Azeredo CM, Santos IS, Barros AJD, Barros FC, Matijasevich A.
BACKGROUND: Maternal depression impacts on several detrimental outcomes during a child's life course, and could increase their risk of victimization. This longitudinal study examined the association between antenatal maternal depression, postnatal trajecto... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

GPs and midwives miss signs of postnatal depression
42 per cent were not diagnosed or offered help by their GP, midwife or other health professional. Some said doctors didn ’t talk to them properly or dismissed their concerns as normal (file image). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news