Here’s What To Read If You’re Sick Of The Stigma Around Mental Illness
In her first memoir, Yiyun Li is a scientist-turned-literary-darling writing about depression, so you’d expect her prose to be methodical and her characterization of the disease concrete. But Dear Friend, from My Life, I Write to You in Your Life isn’t as airless as that. It’s not an empirical study of mental illness, but a collection of very personal observations, a story as poetic and wending as its title. Li was born in Beijing and served in the Chinese military for one year before immigrating to America, an experience that makes its way into the book. Settling in Iowa, she studied immunology before al...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 28, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Association between maternal depression and anxiety episodes and rates of childhood injuries: a cohort study from England - Baker R, Kendrick D, Tata LJ, Orton E.
BACKGROUND: Maternal depression is common and associated with several child health outcomes. The impact on childhood injuries is underexplored, with existing studies relying on maternal reporting of injury occurrences. Using population healthcare databases... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 28, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

'I feel like a failure': Moms still being shamed for choosing formula over breastfeeding
Breastfeeding versus formula feeding has long been a hot-button issue that can pit mom against mom. The recent death of a B.C. woman who suffered from postpartum depression is drawing new attention to the debate after her husband penned a letter saying she had anxiety over breastfeeding. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

What Effect Does Prenatal and Postpartum Maternal Depression Have on Children?
The results of a large study do not support the notion that prenatal and postpartum maternal depression is particularly detrimental to children's psychological development. Instead, the most robust effects were found for maternal depression occurring during children's preschool years. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 24, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Study finds prenatal, postpartum depression may not impact children
Researchers in Norway have found no significant negative psychological impacts on children born to mothers with prenatal or postpartum depression. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Postpartum depression risk factors among recent refugee, asylum-seeking, non-refugee immigrant, and Canadian-born women: results from a prospective cohort study - Dennis CL, Merry L, Gagnon AJ.
The objective was to examine and compare risk factors for postpartum depression among: (1) recent ( ≤5 years) migrant and Canadian-born women, and (2) refugee, asylum-seeking, and non-refugee immigrant women. METHODS: A sample of 1536 wom... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 24, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

What effect does prenatal and postpartum maternal depression have on children?
(Wiley) The results of a large study do not support the notion that prenatal and postpartum maternal depression is particularly detrimental to children's psychological development. Instead, the most robust effects were found for maternal depression occurring during children's preschool years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 24, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Depression Rates Rose 18 Percent In The Last Decade
GENEVA (Reuters) - More than 4 percent of the world’s population lives with depression, and women, youth and the elderly are the most prone to its disabling effects, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. An estimated 322 million people suffered depressive disorders in 2015, a rise of 18.4 percent in a decade, as people live longer, the United Nations agency said in a report. Global economic losses exceed $1 trillion a year, it said, referring to lost productivity due to apathy or lack of energy that lead to an inability to function at work or cope with daily life. “Depression is the single large...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trends in postpartum depressive symptoms - 27 states, 2004, 2008, and 2012 - Ko JY, Rockhill KM, Tong VT, Morrow B, Farr SL.
Postpartum depression is common and associated with adverse infant and maternal outcomes (e.g., lower breastfeeding initiation and duration and poor maternal and infant bonding) (1-3). A developmental Healthy People 2020 objective is to decrease the propor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

GPs refer 7% of postnatal depression mothers to specialist
Thousands of new mothers with postnatal depression are being left to cope without medical care. Kerry Rose (pictured) was among those to receive 'zero compassion.' (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Large shortfall in mental health care for new mothers, UK survey reveals
Only a handful of referrals made, and long waits for treatment common Related items fromOnMedica New mothers to get more help with mental health Assess pregnant and new mums ’ mental health 30,000 pregnant women with mental health problems do not get adequate care Postnatal depression (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 22, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Postpartum Depression Affects 1 in 9 New Mothers
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - February 21, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Postpartum Depression Affects 1 in 9 New Mothers Postpartum Depression Affects 1 in 9 New Mothers
Nationwide prevalence has declined, but a CDC study finds wide variation in the rates of postpartum depression among new mothers in different states. The authors call for more screening and therapy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

How humans bond: The brain chemistry revealed
In a new study, researchers found for the first time that the neurotransmitter dopamine is involved in human bonding, bringing the brain's reward system into our understanding of how we form human attachments. The results, based on a study with 19 mother-infant pairs, have important implications for therapies addressing postpartum depression as well as disorders of the dopamine system such as Parkinson's disease, addiction, and social dysfunction. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 17, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

How humans bond: The brain chemistry revealed
(Northeastern University) In a new study, researchers found for the first time that the neurotransmitter dopamine is involved in human bonding, bringing the brain's reward system into our understanding of how we form human attachments. The results, based on a study with 19 mother-infant pairs, have important implications for therapies addressing postpartum depression as well as disorders of the dopamine system such as Parkinson's disease, addiction, and social dysfunction. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 17, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

New Genetic Discovery Explains Why Some Women Suffer Extreme PMS
This reporting is brought to you by HuffPost’s health and science platform, The Scope. Like us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us your story: scopestories@huffingtonpost.com.   Sarah DiGiulio is The Huffington Post’s sleep reporter. You can contact her at sarah.digiulio@huffingtonpost.com.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 16, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

New Genetic Discovery Explains Why Some Women Suffer Extreme PMS
This reporting is brought to you by HuffPost’s health and science platform, The Scope. Like us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us your story: scopestories@huffingtonpost.com.   Sarah DiGiulio is The Huffington Post’s sleep reporter. You can contact her at sarah.digiulio@huffingtonpost.com.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

It's not just mothers who get the 'baby blues'
While fluctuations in hormones are to blame for most women's postnatal depression, stress was to blame for a father feeling down before the birth, researchers from the University of Auckland say. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New dads risk depression too, study says
Fathers are at risk of pre- and postpartum depression if they feel stressed or are in poor health when a baby is on the way, a new study suggests. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Consensus bundle on maternal mental health: perinatal depression and anxiety - Kendig S, Keats JP, Hoffman MC, Kay LB, Miller ES, Moore Simas TA, Frieder A, Hackley B, Indman P, Raines C, Semenuk K, Wisner KL, Lemieux LA.
Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders are among the most common mental health conditions encountered by women of reproductive age. When left untreated, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders can have profound adverse effects on women and their children, rangi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

13 Mental Health Resources That Are Absolutely Free
I Am... Struggling with Anxiety: Create your own profile at Anxiety Social Net (anxietysocialnet.com) to connect with people dealing with everything from social anxiety to agoraphobia. Prefer to meet in person? Find a state-by-state list of support groups at the Anxiety and Depression Association of America’s website (adaa.org). Struggling with Depression or Bipolar Disorder: Locate an in-person or online group at the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance site (dbsalliance.org). Struggling with Postpartum Depression: The Postpartum Progress site (postpartumprogress.com) lists support groups in nearly every state as...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mom Opens Up About The 'Dark Sinking Feeling' Of Postpartum Depression
A New York mom held nothing back while discussing her battle with postpartum depression. In a post on the Facebook page Love What Matters, Rachael Burow opened up about experiencing postpartum depression after the birth of her son, 4-month-old Isaiah. The mom from Buffalo, New York, gave heartbreaking descriptions of how anxiety and depression made her feel. “Have you ever felt that dark sinking feeling?” she wrote. “Like weights holding you down beneath water? Like your heart being ripped out of your chest? Like your stomach dropping? I felt all that and it changed me.” Burow told The Huf...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Want to Prevent Stroke, Diabetes, Cancer? Get Moving … Now!
Worldwide, 81 per cent of school-aged children are not active enough. Photo: WHOBy Baher KamalROME, Feb 2 2017 (IPS)Tired, lazy, bored, laying down long hours watching TV or seated checking your email? Wrong. And dangerous: not enough exercise contributes to cancer, diabetes, depression and other non-communicable diseases. The warning is bold and comes from the United Nations top health organisation, which is urging people to get up and get active.And the risks of inactivity are expanding alarmingly: according to a new document by the World Health Organization (WHO), less and less people are active in many countries &ndash...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 2, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Baher Kamal Tags: Environment Featured Global Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Association of peripartum synthetic oxytocin administration and depressive and anxiety disorders within the first postpartum year - Kroll-Desrosiers AR, Nephew BC, Babb JA, Guilarte-Walker Y, Moore Simas TA, Deligiannidis KM.
The objective of this study was to examine the relationship between peripartum... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 1, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Mom's Gut-Wrenching Post Reveals The Reality Of Parenting With Depression
A Missouri mom has seen immense support online after she opened up about her battle with anxiety and depression and how it’s affected her as a mother.  Cierra Fortner, a mom of two, wrote on Facebook on Jan. 20 that a cashier at Walmart recognized her as a regular customer and said she seemed to “have it all together” with her kids. In her post, Fortner wrote that she thanked the cashier, but had some details she wanted to clear up. “I want her to know I battle a personality disorder every day with anxiety and depression mixed and I’m a two times [sic] suicide survivor,” she wrote. ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Postpartum Depression Is Fundamentally Different From Other Mood Disorders
As many as 1 in 5 new mothers will suffer from severe depression or anxiety after giving birth, and a woman is significantly more likely to suffer from one of these conditions during her first year as a mother than at any other time in her life. And yet, perinatal mood disorders are still woefully under-recognized ― post-partum anxiety, for instance, isn’t even listed in the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual ― and also under-researched.  “This is a big deal: 10 to 20 percent of our moms are mentally ill, but we know virtually nothing about how these me...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Maternal depression and family adversity: linked pathways to offspring depression? - Najman JM, Plotnikova M, Williams GM, Alati R, Mamun AA, Scott J, Clavarino AM, Wray N.
There is conflicting evidence about the contribution of maternal depression and family adversity to depression experienced by offspring. Because maternal depression and family adversity are related, there is a need to determine how they independently contr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Gestational Diabetes and Postpartum Depression
Gestational Diabetes a Risk Factor for Postpartum Depression (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - January 24, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Gestational diabetes a risk factor for postpartum depression: Study
HealthDay News Gestational diabetes and a previous bout of depression can increase a first-time mother's risk of postpartum depression, a new study suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gestational Diabetes a Risk Factor for Postpartum Depression
It found chances increased even more if woman had suffered an earlier bout of depression Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Diabetes and Pregnancy, Postpartum Depression (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - January 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gestational Diabetes a Risk Factor for Postpartum Depression Gestational Diabetes a Risk Factor for Postpartum Depression
Gestational diabetes appears to be an independent risk factor for postpartum depression in first-time mothers, a large, population-based study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - January 23, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Gestational Diabetes a Risk Factor for Postpartum Depression: Study
MONDAY, Jan. 23, 2017 -- Gestational diabetes and a previous bout of depression can increase a first-time mother's risk of postpartum depression, a new study suggests. The analysis of data from more than 700,000 women in Sweden showed that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 23, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Gestational Diabetes a Risk Factor for Postpartum Depression: Study
It found chances increased even more if woman had suffered an earlier bout of depression (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 23, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Psychiatry, Diabetes, Obstetrics, News, Source Type: news

Psychoeducational preventive treatment for women at risk of postpartum depression: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial, PROGEA - Ugarte AU, L ópez-Peña P, Vangeneberg CS, Royo JG, Ugarte MA, Compains MT, Medrano MP, Toyos NM, Lamo EA, Dueñas MB, Gonzalez-Pinto A.
BACKGROUND: Postpartum depression is a disease with a prevalence of 20% that has deleterious consequences not only for the mother but also for the baby and can cause delays in physical, social and cognitive development. In this context, the European Union ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 21, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

The risk factors for postpartum depression: a population-based study - Silverman ME, Reichenberg A, Savitz DA, Cnattingius S, Lichtenstein P, Hultman CM, Larsson H, Sandin S.
BACKGROUND: Postpartum depression (PPD) can result in negative personal and child developmental outcomes. Only a few large population-based studies of PPD have used clinical diagnoses of depression and no study has examined how a maternal depression histor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 20, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Gestational diabetes ‘increases postpartum depression risk’
Gestational diabetes raises the risk of postnatal depression in first-time mothers, according to a large study into the subject. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 19, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Antidepressants in pregnancy linked to heightened risk of birth defects
Researchers urge caution on use of antidepressants in pregnancy Related items fromOnMedica Postnatal depression Tdap vaccination in pregnancy not linked to birth defects Some SSRIs might be linked to raised risk of birth defects No impact of antidepressants taken during pregnancy on child ’s development Speech problems linked to in utero SSRI exposure (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 19, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Gestational diabetes increases risk for postpartum depression
Gestational diabetes raises the risk of postpartum depression in first-time mothers, researcher have concluded. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 18, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

It's NOT just mothers who get post-natal depression
Desperate to be part of the newborn's first few weeks, many fathers can feel sidelined due to the lack of time they spend with them, researchers from UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gestational diabetes increases risk for postpartum depression
(The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the Karolinska Institutet have found that gestational diabetes raises the risk of postpartum depression in first-time mothers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 18, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

'You are not a bad mother': Husband pens letter to moms with postpartum depression after losing wife
Kim Chen, whose wife, Florence Leung, was found dead in November, published a Facebook post Tuesday about his loss and postpartum depression. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Postpartum Depression Affects New Dads, Too
Certain men at greater risk, doctors say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Men's Health, Parenting, Postpartum Depression (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - January 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clinical Depression: Osmosis Study Video Clinical Depression: Osmosis Study Video
This study video explores clinical depression, including postpartum, atypical, melancholic, and persistent depression.Osmosis (Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines)
Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines - January 17, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Students Commentary Source Type: news

Postpartum Depression Affects New Dads, Too
TUESDAY, Jan. 17, 2017 -- Men can also suffer from postpartum depression after their baby is born. " Dads want to be part of the newborn experience, but often they feel like they're on the'outside,'" said Dr. Yaprak Harrison, a professor of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 17, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Postpartum Depression Affects New Dads, Too
Certain men at greater risk, doctors say (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 17, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Pediatrics, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

Mom's Honest Post Highlights The 'Dark Sides Of Motherhood And Pregnancy'
In an encouraging and honest post on Instagram, a mom of two has shared how she’s learned to love her body again and what she wants other moms to know about the many different changes that come with motherhood.  Alexandra, a mom to two sons who are 18 months old and 5-and-a-half months old, posted a photo on Instagram on Jan. 12 of the “tiger stripes” on her stomach. In her caption, she wrote that it took her 18 months “to finally feel beautiful” in her own skin. She also noted that no one prepared her for the mental, physical and emotional changes she experienced after having kids. ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Depression impacts the physiological responsiveness of mother-daughter dyads during social interaction - Amole MC, Cyranowski JM, Wright AG, Swartz HA.
BACKGROUND: Maternal depression is associated with increased risk of psychiatric illness in offspring. While risk may relate to depressed mothers' difficulties regulating emotions in the context of interacting with offspring, physiological indicators of em... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 14, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Novel sleep management method in a toddler displaying fear and trauma: the Boss of My Sleep Book - Blunden S.
Sleep problems in toddlers occur in ∼40% of children and increase the likelihood of postnatal depression. Most sleep training in toddlers requires contact with a trained professional, and requires a parent to ignore their child's cries, causing distress ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 14, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

New Report Shows The U.S. Is Failing When It Comes To Mental Health
How healthy are people in the U.S.? A new federal report shows that although the country has made progress in some areas, such as increasing how much exercise people get and lowering the number of teens who smoke cigarettes, it’s fallen behind in others, particularly in taking care of mental health. The new report, published Jan. 11 by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), detailed the country’s progress in meeting a set of 10-year national health goals that were set in 2010 as part of an initiative called Healthy People 2020. The initiative called for improvements in 26 different...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Report Shows The U.S. Is Failing When It Comes To Mental Health
How healthy are people in the U.S.? A new federal report shows that although the country has made progress in some areas, such as increasing how much exercise people get and lowering the number of teens who smoke cigarettes, it’s fallen behind in others, particularly in taking care of mental health. The new report, published Jan. 11 by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), detailed the country’s progress in meeting a set of 10-year national health goals that were set in 2010 as part of an initiative called Healthy People 2020. The initiative called for improvements in 26 different...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 13, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news