Parent-adolescent relationship quality as a link in adolescent and maternal depression - Withers MC, Cooper A, Rayburn AD, McWey LM.
Guided by family systems theory and the depression-distortion hypothesis, the purpose of this study was to test the extent to which mother-adolescent relationship quality linked the known associations between maternal depression and adolescent depression. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Running For My Life
For the last 30 years, I’ve been running – everywhere. I’ve run up and down Syracuse University campus, through muggy Michigan fields and towns, down the lakeshore of Chicago, up steep hilly trails of Marin County, along long New England roads. I’ve jogged across the magnificent Golden Gate Bridge and beside the banks of a misty gray Lake Zürich in Switzerland, at the foot of the Alps. I’ve squinted and huffed through snow, rain and sleet. I’ve pressed my fists and mind through disapproval, heartbreak, depression, job loss, sexist bosses, through a squishy postpartum body, insomnia,...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How the Month You Were Born Affects Your Personality, According to Science
Let’s agree on one thing first: Astrology is gibberish — gibberish with a nice line of charm bracelets, maybe, but gibberish all the same. Its fundamental premise — that the combined gravity of all of the planets at the moment you’re born determines your personality — is all by itself its undoing. As Newton knew, the gravity of any massive object is inversely proportional to the square of its distance. Even for a giant planet like Neptune, which is 2.7 billion miles (4.4 billion km) away, the amount of gravitational pull it exerted on you at birth was…let’s see…times 2.7&he...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - April 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized behavior birth month birth season onetime personality psychology the brain the human mind Source Type: news

What John Legend And Chrissy Teigen Learned In One Year Of Parenting
It’s a big day for John Legend and Chrissy Teigen. Their daughter, Luna Simone Stephens, turns 1 today! What a year it’s been for the couple, who have opened up about parenting experiences like sleep deprivation, postpartum depression and shaming― on and off social media. Happy birthday, Luna Simone! A post shared by John Legend (@johnlegend) on Apr 14, 2017 at 10:48am PDT In honor of Luna’s birthday, we’ve rounded up some of her famous parents’ standout quotes about raising kids. Keep scrolling for some reflective, hilarious and always real thoughts on parenting from John Legend and C...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mom Opens Up About Why She Was In Denial About Postpartum Depression
A Tennessee mom has shared an honest post about her experience coming to terms with postpartum depression, and what she’s doing to help other mothers.  On March 26, Ashley French (known as The Wino Workout Wife online) posted a photo on Instagram and Facebook showing her and her son, Colby, on his first birthday. In her post, the mom of two, who lives in Knoxville, Tennessee, questioned how she could feel sad when her kids, or “miracle blessings,” brought her so much “unspeakable joy.” The reason was postpartum depression, which French was diagnosed with in July 2016, four ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Association of gender disadvantage factors and gender preference with antenatal depression in women: a cross-sectional study from rural Maharashtra - Shidhaye P, Shidhaye R, Phalke V.
PURPOSE: Maternal depression is a major public health problem in low- and middle-income countries including India. Very few studies have assessed association of various risk factors with antenatal depression in rural Indian women, especially the effect of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 12, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Maternal depression and personality traits in association with child neuropsychological and behavioral development in preschool years: mother-child cohort (Rhea Study) in Crete, Greece - Koutra K, Roumeliotaki T, Kyriklaki A, Kampouri M, Sarri K, Vassilaki M, Bitsios P, Kogevinas M, Chatzi L.
BACKGROUND: Poor perinatal maternal mental health has been linked with negative outcomes on early child development; however, the importance of maternal personality has been neglected thus far. We aimed to examine the effects of antenatal and postnatal mat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 12, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Influence of intimate partner violence on mental status in Japanese women during the first trimester of pregnancy - Suzuki S, Ymanada F, Eto M.
We examined the relation between intimate partner violence (IVP) and maternal mental status such as depression and anxiety. METHODS: Between April 2016 and October 2016, we asked all Japanese women during the first trimester of pregnancy... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 12, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Consensus bundle on maternal mental health: perinatal depression and anxiety - Kendig S, Keats JP, Hoffman MC, Kay LB, Miller ES, 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 - April 11, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Princess Diana Challenged Postpartum Depression Stigma Over 20 Years Ago
Decades ago, Princess Diana defied the taboo of postpartum depression by openly discussing her experience with the disorder in a very public interview. In 1995, the BBC interviewed Diana for its show titled “Panorama.” The now famous (and then secretive) interview is known for Diana’s discussion about infidelity within her marriage to Prince Charles, but during her chat with Martin Bashir, she was also refreshingly honest about having “postnatal depression.” In the interview, Diana told Bashir that everyone “was thrilled to bits” when they learned she was expecting a boy (her son W...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Case Study: How Minnesota Uses Medicaid Levers to Address Maternal Depression and Improve Healthy Child Development
This case study explores how Minnesota uses various policy levers in administering a Quality Improvement Project focused on addressing postpartum depression. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - April 4, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Blueberries the new antidepressants? Plant nutrients found to protect "happy hormones" in women who recently gave birth
(Natural News) One in every seven women will suffer from postpartum depression. Mental health groups warn that even women who are not diagnosed with the condition may still experience minor mood swings known as the “baby blues.” Current studies point to the physiological links between hormones and the onset of certain mental disorders such as... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breastfeeding 'doesn't boost children's intelligence'
Conclusion This study has tackled the controversial question of whether there are long-term benefits of breastfeeding for cognitive ability or problem behaviours when children are older (ages three to five). Although they found very limited evidence of benefit, the authors do note that there are some other studies that have used a similar analysis but found differing results. The researchers think this could be due to slight differences in analysis. This does highlight the difficulties in being absolutely certain whether breastfeeding has direct impact on long-term cognitive outcomes. What we can say is that, if there ar...
Source: NHS News Feed - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Mental health Neurology Source Type: news

Mum-of two on postnatal depression: I thought I was a useless mother
AFTER giving birth to her second child, Jess was plunged into depression. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Fukushima nuclear accident affected mothers' depression but not maternal confidence - Goto A, Bromet EJ, Ota M, Ohtsuru A, Yasumura S, Fujimori K.
The Fukushima nuclear power plant accident caused widespread radiation contamination. Mothers of young children were at risk of negative emotional and mental health consequences. Using data from 2 independent prefecture-wide surveys of pregnant women, we e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 25, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Psychological treatment is one of the several important components to the effective management of postpartum depression.
Perinatal mental health is a leading public health issue with significant economic cost to women and their families.1 In many countries, primary care is the main source of contact in the healthcare system, and the preferred treatment setting, for women with perinatal … (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Telephone delivery of interpersonal psychotherapy by certified nurse-midwives may help reduce symptoms of postpartum depression.
One in five women will experience postpartum depression (PPD) and are at risk for chronic major depression.1 Suicide accounts for 20% of postpartum deaths and is the second most common cause of mortality in postpartum women.2 PPD is associated with difficulties bonding with and nurturing one's newborn as well as long-term risks for children including impaired learning and … (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do I have depression? 'Baby blues last two weeks - any longer get help', says doctor
POST NATAL DEPRESSION is an illness which affects one in every ten women after having a baby, but some women don't know they are suffering with the condition and others are too anxious to admit they need help. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Depression and parenting: the need for improved intervention models - Galbally M, Lewis AJ.
The impact of maternal depression on parenting is well established and there is a clear interaction between maternal depression and parenting that is predictive of child outcomes. The research on paternal depression is more limited but suggests the father'... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Postpartum Depression
Title: Postpartum DepressionCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 9/24/2004 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/23/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Depression General)
Source: MedicineNet Depression General - March 23, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Interviews effective predictors of postpartum depression among expectant women
FINDINGSFor non-depressed, pregnant women with histories of major depressive disorder, preventive treatment with antidepressants may not necessarily protect against postpartum depression, according to new UCLA-led research. In addition, asking questions about daily activities — especially work — appears to be an effective screening tool for helping doctors identify women at risk of depression after they have their babies.BACKGROUNDTwenty percent of adult women will experience an episode of major depressive disorder at some point in their lives. Women with a history of depression are particularly vulnerable...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 21, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Clinical interviews effective in predicting postpartum depression
For non-depressed, pregnant women with histories of major depressive disorder, preventive treatment with antidepressants may not necessarily protect against postpartum depression, according to new research. In addition, asking questions about daily activities -- especially work -- appears to be an effective screening tool for helping doctors identify women at risk of depression after they have their babies. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 21, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Post-partum depression effect on child health and development - Abdollahi F, Rezai Abhari F, Zarghami M.
This study examined the relative significance of maternal PPD in children's developmental... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 20, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Transactional associations among maternal depression, parent-child coercion, and child conduct problems during early childhood - Hails KA, Reuben JD, Shaw DS, Dishion TJ, Wilson MN.
Maternal depression is among the most consistent and well-replicated risk factors for negative child outcomes, particularly in early childhood. Although children of depressed mothers are at an increased risk of adjustment problems, conversely, children wit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 20, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Clinical interviews effective in predicting postpartum depression
(University of California - Los Angeles) For non-depressed, pregnant women with histories of major depressive disorder, preventive treatment with antidepressants may not necessarily protect against postpartum depression, according to new UCLA research. In addition, asking questions about daily activities -- especially work -- appears to be an effective screening tool for helping doctors identify women at risk of depression after they have their babies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 20, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

HEALTH NOTES: Ben is Number One for pop girl Una  
Irish-born Saturdays singer Una Healey has told how the support of her husband and family helped her overcome post-natal depression after having son Tadhg, now two. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Psychosocial risk factors and treatment of new onset and recurrent depression during the post-partum period - Kettunen P, Hintikka J.
BACKGROUND: When developing maternity care services, it is important to know how psychosocial factors affect the course of post-partum depression (PPD), and how depressed mothers are treated. AIMS: The aim of this study is to assess how adverse childhood e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 17, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

What Chrissy Teigen Can Teach Us About Postpartum Depression
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.    If you or someone you know needs help, call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. You can also text HELLO to 741-741 for free, 24-hour support from the Crisis Text Line. Outside of the U.S., please visit the International Association for Suicide Prevention for a database of resources. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Low levels of'anti-anxiety' hormone linked to postpartum depression
In a small-scale study of women with previously diagnosed mood disorders, researchers report that lower levels of the hormone allopregnanolone in the second trimester of pregnancy were associated with an increased chance of developing postpartum depression in women already known to be at risk for the disorder. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 14, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Experimental Nutrient Kit May Avert Postpartum Depression
Supplement designed to counter functions of elevated monoamine oxidase activity (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - March 14, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Dietary Supplement Kit May Head Off Postpartum Blues Dietary Supplement Kit May Head Off Postpartum Blues
A dietary supplement kit containing tryptophan, tyrosine, and blueberry juice extract taken early post partum reduced postpartum blues, a precursor to postpartum depression, findings suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Low levels of 'anti-anxiety' hormone linked to postpartum depression
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) In a small-scale study of women with previously diagnosed mood disorders, Johns Hopkins researchers report that lower levels of the hormone allopregnanolone in the second trimester of pregnancy were associated with an increased chance of developing postpartum depression in women already known to be at risk for the disorder. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 14, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Primary care as a first-line defense for treating and identifying postpartum depression
(Boston University Medical Center) The study, funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), will evaluate whether providing initial depression treatment in a primary care setting will result in fewer disparities for low-income women, as well as when during the pregnancy and postpartum period is the most accurate time to screen for depression. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 9, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Chrissy Teigen Shares Her Struggle With Postpartum Depression
The model and author got candid about the painful time following the birth of her daughter last April. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chrissy Teigen reveals postpartum depression
The former Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover model shares her experience with depression and anxiety after baby was born (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chrissy Teigen reveals postpartum depression, anxiety
Model, television host and social media maven Chrissy Teigen has developed a reputation as a person who is willing to talk about just about anything in Twitter posts to her more than 4.5 million followers. But she has been silent about one topic until now: Her own struggle with postpartum depression and anxiety, which affects as many as one in seven women in the United States, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chrissy Teigen Wrote A Moving Essay About Having Postpartum Depression
Chrissy Teigen is Glamour magazine’s April cover girl, and she’s taking the opportunity to open up about an important topic: postpartum depression. In an essay, Teigen wrote that no one had ever told her, “I have postpartum depression.” Because of this lack of conversation, she never expected to experience it after welcoming her daughter Luna with husband John Legend last April. After months of pain, though, she finally got her diagnosis. Teigen opened up about her “wonderful, energetic pregnancy” and the way the team at “Lip Sync Battle,” the celeb-filled show that she host...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: Chrissy Teigen opens up about postpartum depression
Dr. Richard Besser shares the realities of postpartum depression after the model spoke out about her experience. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Maternal depression and parenting in early childhood: contextual influence of marital quality and social support in two samples - Taraban L, Shaw DS, Leve LD, Wilson MN, Dishion TJ, Natsuaki MN, Neiderhiser JM, Reiss D.
Marital quality and social support satisfaction were tested as moderators of the association between maternal depressive symptoms and parenting during early childhood (18-36 months) among 2 large, divergent, longitudinal samples (n = 526; n = 570). Unexpec... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 4, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

NICU-based interventions to reduce maternal depressive and anxiety symptoms: a meta-analysis - Mendelson T, Cluxton-Keller F, Vullo GC, Tandon SD, Noazin S.
CONTEXT: Parents whose infants are being treated in the NICU are at high risk for depression and anxiety, with negative implications for parenting and infant development. OBJECTIVE: We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of NICU-based i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 4, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Why This Mom Shared A Postpartum Photo That 'Horrified' Her
When Ruth Lee gave birth to her daughter, Presley, in November, she struggled through a traumatic delivery experience and ultimately developed postpartum depression and severe body image issues. But the new mom shared how she faced her demons in a powerful Instagram post. On Feb. 23, Lee posted a photo of her midsection taken a few days after Presley’s birth. I'm posting this tonight with tears in my eyes. I can't help it. The pregnancy and birth of my little girl was the most amazing thing I've ever been a part of. Some people don't want kids, and I respect that. Really, I do. But for me, You see, ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pittsburgh behavioral health docs push for passage of postpartum screening bill
Pennsylvania's existing monitoring system for at-risk children covers a number of things, from low birth weight to lead poisoning to support for infants born into potentially dangerous environments, including children born to chemically dependent mothers, homeless children and infants who suffer from abuse and neglect. What it doesn't cover is monitoring for babies born to the estimated 21,000 women in the state who suffer from postpartum depression. "In my mind, postpartum depression poses such… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 1, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Lydia Nuzum Source Type: news

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: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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