Log in to search using one of your social media accounts:

 

Maternal depression and suicide at immediate prenatal and early postpartum periods and psychosocial risk factors - Shi P, Ren H, Li H, Dai Q.
Maternal depression has been intensively explored; however, less attention has been paid to maternal suicide. No studies to date have observed maternal depression and suicide at immediate prenatal and early postpartum stages. In total, 213 Chinese women we... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

A randomized trial of home visitation for CPS-involved families: the moderating impact of maternal depression and CPS history - Jonson-Reid M, Drake B, Constantino JN, Tandon M, Pons L, Kohl P, Roesch S, Wideman E, Dunnigan A, Auslander W.
Home visitation (HV) interventions may hold promise to improve parenting and prevent child maltreatment recidivism in families reported to child protective services (CPS) with young children, but this has rarely been studied. FINDINGS are presented... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Intergenerational continuity in depression: the importance of time-varying effects, maternal co-morbid health risk behaviors and child's gender - Augustyn MB, Fulco CJ, Henry KL.
Intergenerational continuity in depressive symptoms is well established between mother and child, but there are still important facets of this relationship that are underexplored. We examine intergenerational continuity in depressive symptoms between mothe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Adverse childhood experiences and intimate partner violence during pregnancy and their association to postpartum depression - Mahenge B, St öckl H, Mizinduko M, Mazalale J, Jahn A.
BACKGROUND: Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and intimate partner violence (IPV) are recognized global health problems. Both ACEs and IPV have been linked to adverse physical and mental health problems for both mothers and infants. The aim of this stud... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The effect of sleep pattern changes on postpartum depressive symptoms - Lewis BA, Gjerdingen D, Schuver K, Avery M, Marcus BH.
This study examined the relationship between ch... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Singing can boost post-natal depression recovery
Researchers from the Centre for Performance Science in London found new mothers who struggle with moderate-to-severe symptoms of the condition recover significantly faster if they sing in a group. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Singing can boost postnatal depression recovery
Researchers from the Centre for Performance Science in London found new mothers who struggle with moderate-to-severe symptoms of the condition recover significantly faster if they sing in a group. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Singing 'speeds up' recovery from post-natal depression
Researchers found that women who took part in group singing with their babies experienced a faster improvement in their symptoms. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - January 9, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Medical News Today: ADHD: Could maternal depression be the cause?
ADHD is growing in prevalence, but we are still no nearer to understanding why it occurs. New research asks whether maternal depression might be the key. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: ADHD / ADD Source Type: news

Singing 'speeds up' recovery from post-natal depression
Mothers in group singing sessions with babies have faster improvement in symptoms, a study suggests. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One in four mothers-to-be have mental health issues
Awareness is growing about post-natal depression – but few people know problems can arrive before the baby is born. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Quarter of pregnant women have mental health problems
Simple questions can identify problems, say researchers Related items fromOnMedica Postnatal depression Postnatal depression far more common in previous sufferers 30,000 pregnant women with mental health problems do not get adequate care Large shortfall in mental health care for new mothers, UK survey reveals (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 4, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Understanding the connection between attachment trauma and maternal self-efficacy in depressed mothers - Brazeau N, Reisz S, Jacobvitz D, George C.
Maternal self-efficacy predicts sensitive and responsive caregiving. Low maternal self-efficacy is associated with a higher incidence of postpartum depression. Maternal self-efficacy and postpartum depression can both be buffered by social support. Materna... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Disruptions in the brain are responsible for baby blues
A study from Taft University in Massachusetts showed that a protein in the brain affects a new mother's stress-response system leaving her susceptible to postpartum depression. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Neuroscientists shed light on causes of postpartum depression using new research model
(Tufts University, Health Sciences Campus) Postpartum depression strikes nearly one in five new mothers. Stress is a significant risk factor for this complex condition. Tufts University neuroscientists have generated a novel preclinical model of postpartum depression and demonstrated involvement of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (the neuroendocrine system that mediates physiological response to stress and is normally suppressed during and after pregnancy). These findings in mice provide the first empirical evidence that disruption of this system engenders behaviors mimicking human postpartum depression. (Source: E...
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Maternal relationship quality and peer social acceptance as mediators between child maltreatment and adolescent depressive symptoms: Gender differences - Alto M, Handley E, Rogosch F, Cicchetti D, Toth S.
Childhood maltreatment negatively impacts the development of maternal and peer relationships and may put adolescents at risk for depression. The present study examined gender differences in maternal relationship quality and peer social acceptance as mediat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Development and implementation of a screen-and-refer approach to addressing maternal depression, substance use, and intimate partner violence in home visiting clients - Dauber S, John T, Hogue A, Nugent J, Hernandez G.
Perinatal maternal depression (MD), substance use (SU), and intimate partner violence (IPV) are critical public health concerns with significant negative impacts on child development. Bolstering the capacity of home visiting (HV) programs to address these ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Impact of anger emotional stress before pregnancy on adult male offspring - Wei S, Xiao X, Wang J, Sun S, Li Z, Xu K, Li F, Gao J, Zhu D, Qiao M.
Previous studies have reported that maternal chronic stress or depression is linked to an increased risk of affective disorders in progeny. However, the impact of maternal chronic stress before pregnancy on the progeny of animal models is unknown. We inves... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Delineating the association between mode of delivery and postpartum depression symptoms: a longitudinal study - Eckerdal P, Georgakis MK, Kollia N, Wikstr öm AK, Hogberg U, Skalkidou A.
INTRODUCTION: Although a number of perinatal factors have been implied in the etiology of postpartum depression (PPD), the role of mode of delivery remains controversial. Our aim was to explore the association between mode of delivery and PPD, considering ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Survivors of child maltreatment and postpartum depression: an integrative review - Hutchens BF, Kearney J, Kennedy HP.
INTRODUCTION: An integrative review was performed to explore the relationship between a maternal history of child maltreatment and subsequent postpartum depression (PPD) symptoms. METHODS: Six electronic databases were used to explore the literatur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Eating the placenta does not prevent postpartum depression
Researchers from the  University of Nevada, Las Vegas, found placenta pills do not avoid the 'baby blues', despite boosting certain hormone levels. Supporters claim the organ has valuable nutrients. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Postpartum Depression Is Finally Being Taken Seriously
One in seven women will experience postpartum depression. And the dominant narrative that all women shine in motherhood exacerbates their isolation. Luckily things have started to change. Here are some of the factors behind the turn. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 2, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Annabel Acton, Women at Forbes Source Type: news

Factors associated with postpartum depression in women from low socioeconomic level in Argentina: a hierarchical model approach - Pham D, Cormick G, Amyx MM, Gibbons L, Doty M, Brown A, Norwood A, Daray FM, Althabe F, Beliz án JM.
PURPOSE: to estimate the prevalence of depression at 4-week postpartum using the Edinburgh postpartum Depression Scale (EPDS) in women who delivered in a public maternity hospital in Argentina. METHODS: This prospective cohort study was carried out... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Mental health issues 'affect third of mums'
Sally Bunkham did not initially recognise that she had postnatal depression. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Investigation of the association between quality of life and depressive symptoms during postpartum period: a correlational study - Papamarkou M, Sarafis P, Kaite CP, Malliarou M, Tsounis A, Niakas D.
BACKGROUND: The onset of a major depressive episode is experienced by a large number of women in the weeks or months following delivery. Postpartum depression may deem those women experiencing it incapable of taking care for themselves, their family and th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Dad's Depression Also Boosts Kids' Risk Dad's Depression Also Boosts Kids' Risk
Maternal depression contributes to the risk for depression in children and adolescents, but new research shows paternal depression has an equally deleterious impact on children.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Doctor recalls own experience with postpartum depression
Dr Tara Lynn Frankhouser didn't fully understand the postpartum depression she saw in her patients in her North Carolina practice until she went through itself. She bravely tells of all she went through. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A physician explores her own experience with postpartum depression
(American Academy of Family Physicians) I thought I knew what it meant for patients to hear a diagnosis of postpartum depression, " writes family physician Tara Frankhouser, DO. After the birth of her first child, however, she found that the reality of the condition was much different than she anticipated. In a qualitative study using autoethnography -- a method of self-reflection and analysis of personal and cultural experiences -- Dr. Frankhouser identifies issues that shape the experience of postpartum depression, including standards of intensive mothering, feelings of guilt, and the stigma of mental illness. (Sour...
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

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