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

Preventing PPD Using Interpersonal Psychotherapy Preventing PPD Using Interpersonal Psychotherapy
Could a group-based interpersonal intervention help prevent postpartum depression among this high-risk group?Evidence-Based Nursing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Journal Article Source Type: news

3 Ways Weaning Your Baby Can Affect Your Mental Health and What to Do about It
A closer look at what happens to your body when you stop breastfeeding Breastfeeding is rich in benefits for both you and your baby. You already know that. Increased immune functioning, higher IQ in late childhood and possibly a lowered risk of adulthood obesity are some of the benefits for your baby, while lowered stress and anxiety, faster weight loss postpartum and increased bonding are some of the many benefits you gain as a nursing mother. But what happens when you stop? Whether your baby self-weans (just stops nursing), or your work schedule makes weaning necessary or you decide it’s simply the right time to st...
Source: Psych Central - January 9, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Nicole Gent Tags: Anxiety Family Parenting Pregnancy Stress Women's Issues Attachment Breastfeeding Diet Hormones Obesity Oxytocin Postpartum Depression Prolactin weaning Weight Gain Source Type: news

AHN launches intensive outpatient program for postpartum depression
The doctors and nurses who attended the birth of Hayley Hinkle's son at West Penn Hospital warned her about "the baby blues," but she remembers dismissing the idea pretty quickly — after all, the first-time mother was young and her entire pregnancy had been healthy. "I was really excited; he was the first grandchild on both sides of the family. My husband and I didn't even find out what (gender) we were having," she said. "It was a really healthy pregnancy. When I deliver ed at West Penn, they… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 4, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Lydia Nuzum Source Type: news

Maternal depression across the first years of life impacts children ’s neural basis of empathy
Exposure to early and chronic maternal depression markedly increases a child ’s susceptibility to psychopathology and social-emotional problems, including social withdrawal, poor emotion regulation, and reduced empathy to others. Since 15-18% of women in industrial societies and up to 30% in developing countries suffer from maternal depression, it is of clinical and public health concern to understand the effects of maternal depression on children’s development. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 3, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Maternal depression across the first years of life impacts children's neural basis of empathy
(Elsevier) Since 15-18 percent of women in industrial societies and up to 30 percent in developing countries suffer from maternal depression, it is of clinical and public health concern to understand the effects of maternal depression on children's development. A study published in the January 2017 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP) followed children of mothers with depression from birth to preadolescence and tested depression's impact on children's neural empathic response to others' distress. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 3, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Maternal postnatal depression and anxiety and their association with child emotional negativity and behavior problems at two years - Prenoveau JM, Craske MG, West V, Giannakakis A, Zioga M, Lehtonen A, Davies B, Netsi E, Cardy J, Cooper P, Murray L, Stein A.
Postnatal maternal depression is associated with poorer child emotional and behavioral functioning, but it is unclear whether this occurs following brief episodes or only with persistent depression. Little research has examined the relation between postnat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 29, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Depression in women with recurrent miscarriages - an exploratory study - Carvalho AC, Silva ME, Matos BM, Bottino CM, Abrah ão AR, Cohrs FM, Bottino SM.
OBJECTIVE  To assess depression, domestic violence and the use of substances in women with recurrent miscarriages. METHODS The Abuse Assessment Screen (AAS), the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) and the Alcohol, Smoking and Substance ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 29, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

What I Would Have Said To My Friend Who Died By Suicide
Written by Laura Smith September was Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. I must admit, I never thought too much about needing a month for prevention before. I realize now this thought process selfishly was because suicide wasn’t something that personally affected me. That was, until January 18, 2016. My good friend of 21 years died by suicide. I hope you noticed I didn’t say “committed suicide.” The Sarah I knew would never have “committed suicide,” left behind her two young sons and a life full of promise and opportunity. Saying she “committed” suicide is like saying y...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Fitness Experts Make The World A Better Place
Being a fitness expert is definitely one of the most rewarding jobs and careers out there. You get to impact so many lives, by helping your clients become healthier, fitter, happier and possibly even live longer. As you watch your client's bodies transform through fitness, wellness, and nutrition, you know that it's not just purely physical. While you might help your clients lose some weight, add on more muscle, get more toned and lean, decrease body fat, improve their flexibility etc ... the benefits don't stop there. Some of the transformations that took place are obvious on the surface, but other changes go much de...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Maternal depression and trajectories of child internalizing and externalizing problems: the roles of child decision making and working memory - Flouri E, Ruddy A, Midouhas E.
BACKGROUND: Maternal depression may affect the emotional/behavioural outcomes of children with normal neurocognitive functioning less severely than it does those without. To guide prevention and intervention efforts, research must specify which aspects of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 26, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Poor sleep quality, antepartum depression and suicidal ideation among pregnant women - Gelaye B, Addae G, Neway B, Larrabure-Torrealva GT, Qiu C, Stoner L, Luque Fernandez MA, Sanchez SE, Williams MA.
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the independent and combined associations of maternal self-reported poor sleep quality and antepartum depression with suicidal ideation during the third trimester METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted among 1298 pregnant wom... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 17, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

America's Home Care Agencies: Leading the Way in Promoting Public Health
When Marie Desil, a home care nurse with my agency, Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY), recently took on the case of Doris*, an elderly woman with heart failure, she immediately set to work explaining to Doris and her family how to take her medications properly and manage her symptoms--advice that included limiting Doris' sodium and fluid intake and reporting any sudden weight gain. But Marie's nursing care didn't stop there. "After discussing with Doris and her family the importance of an annual flu shot, I got the okay from her doctor to administer the vaccine on my next visit," she says. "And I'll...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Maternal history of child maltreatment and maternal depression risk in the perinatal period: a longitudinal study - Li Y, Long Z, Cao D, Cao F.
Existing research is limited, with only a few studies considering each single type and multiple types of child maltreatment (CM) as well as multiple assessments of maternal depression throughout the perinatal period. The purpose of the study was to assess ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Why having the flu during pregnancy increases the risk of the child having depression when they grow older
Early maternal support has been found to help a baby to deal with stress. But a viral infection can cause a woman to be less affectionate, experts from the Medical University of Vienna say. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A longitudinal study of fathers' and young children's depressive symptoms - Tichovolsky MH, Griffith SF, Rolon-Arroyo B, Arnold DH, Harvey EA.
Considerable research has examined the effects of maternal depression on children, but few studies have focused on the relation between paternal and child depressive symptoms, particularly during early childhood. Even fewer studies have been longitudinal, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 10, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Ties: Reel Love: How Films Helped Me Through Postpartum Depression
Movies weren ’ t the only light at the end of the tunnel, but they were the tiny bulbs illuminating the exit row as I shuffled through the dark. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MAGGIE DOWNS Tags: Movies Mental Health and Disorders Pregnancy and Childbirth Depression (Mental) Families and Family Life Source Type: news

Congress Passes Groundbreaking Postpartum Depression Legislation
Over 400,000 women in the U.S. suffer from postpartum depression each year. Yet only an estimated 15 percent of those mothers receive treatment, and countless women who have suffered from PPD report feeling deeply alone in their struggles.  But the federal government is offering families a glimmer of hope for the future of maternal mental health in the U.S. On Nov. 30, Rep. Katherine M. Clark (D-Mass.) announced that her maternal mental health legislation, the Bringing Postpartum Depression Out of the Shadows Act, passed in the House of Representatives. On Wednesday, it passed in the Senate.  #Bre...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 7, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Congress Passes Groundbreaking Postpartum Depression Legislation
Over 400,000 women in the U.S. suffer from postpartum depression each year. Yet only an estimated 15 percent of those mothers receive treatment, and countless women who have suffered from PPD report feeling deeply alone in their struggles.  But the federal government is offering families a glimmer of hope for the future of maternal mental health in the U.S. On Nov. 30, Rep. Katherine M. Clark (D-Mass.) announced that her maternal mental health legislation, the Bringing Postpartum Depression Out of the Shadows Act, passed in the House of Representatives. On Wednesday, it passed in the Senate.  #Bre...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The role of spirituality in treating postpartum depression in mothers of color
(University at Buffalo) Churches and other faith-based communities are an untapped resource that health-care providers should consider when suggesting treatment options for African-American and Latina mothers who have histories of postpartum depression (PPD), according to the findings of a newly published study by a University at Buffalo-led research team. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 6, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Postpartum Depression Clinical Pearls, Newborn Weight Change, California Hospitalist Opportunity (FREE)
By the Editors NEJM Group offers so many valuable resources for practicing clinicians. Here's what we chose for you today: … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - December 6, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Postpartum Depression, PPIs & Bone Health, Indiana IM Opportunities (FREE)
By the Editors NEJM Group offers so many valuable resources for practicing clinicians. Here's what we chose for you today:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Clinical practice: Postpartum … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - December 5, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Loss of group memberships predicts depression in postpartum mothers - Seymour-Smith M, Cruwys T, Haslam SA, Brodribb W.
PURPOSE: The postpartum period presents the highest risk for women's mental health throughout the lifespan. We aimed to examine the Social Identity Model of Identity Change in this context. More specifically, we investigated changes in social identity duri... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 3, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

What Picky Eaters Really Don ’ t Eat?
Discussion Picky eating does not have one definition and is a broad term. In general, picky eaters are described as limiting the amount and types of food, and a refusal to eat novel foods. Normal healthy children often will reject different types of food they have accepted before in their second year of life. They tend to place more value on food properties such as the color or texture. Feeding problems occur in 25-45% of normally developing children and in up to 80% of developmentally delayed children. Most of the problems are acute issues and resolve within a short time with reasonable guidance and interventions. Most c...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 28, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

New mothers to get more help with mental health
£40m fund to set up specialist community mental health services for mothers Related items fromOnMedica Promises to boost mental health funding stall Postnatal depression All women must have access to perinatal mental health service Maternity care to become more ‘personalised’ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 28, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Psychopathology and parenting: an examination of perceived and observed parenting in mothers with depression and PTSD - Muzik M, Morelen D, Hruschak J, Rosenblum KL, Bocknek E, Beeghly M.
BACKGROUND: The postpartum period represents a major transition in the lives of many women, a time when women are at increased risk for the emergence of psychopathology including depression and PTSD. The current study aimed to better understand the unique ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 26, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

All about Oxy
  RX PAD With the death of the entertainer Prince attributed to a fentanyl overdose, and new FDA warnings, opioids have been making headlines. Since the most common reason patients visit the emergency department is for pain, it is not surprising that emergency physicians prescribe and administer medications such as oxycodone on a daily basis. Here are some of the basics about how oxycodone works, and also the reason why chronic users may be at even higher risk of unexpected respiratory depression. HOW IT WORKS: Oxycodone is a semi-synthetic opioid with analgesic properties. Oxycodone binds to mu, kappa, and delta opio...
Source: EPMonthly.com - November 25, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Matt McGahen Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Ignore the hype about epidurals — we still don't know what causes postpartum depression
No one knows what causes postpartum depression. And no one knows what can prevent it. So please, stop misleading women into thinking that getting an epidural will save them (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Opinion Source Type: news

" Time for self " appears to be a proactive strategy for the prevention of postpartum depression
Perinatal mental health is a leading public health issue with significant economic cost to society if left untreated.1 Owing to its negative effect on maternal and child outcomes,2 there is ever-growing research focusing on prevention strategies. An updated Cochrane systematic review suggests that psychosocial and psychological interventions may decrease the risk of developing postpartum depression by 22%, and it … (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Postpartum depression can be prevented in low-income mothers using interpersonal psychotherapy
Depression during pregnancy and in the 12-month postpartum period (ie, perinatal depression (PD)) is the most common serious condition affecting women, with higher rates experienced by low-income women.1 There is growing evidence for long-term negative effects of even subclinical depressive symptoms on children's well-being.2 Given the low rates of treatment for women with elevated … (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating right to help ease the symptoms of postpartum depression
Research shows how nutrition makes an impact on postpartum depression. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - November 19, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Preventive Therapy for OCD?
The postpartum period is sometimes accompanied by anxiety, depression, and even obsessive-compulsive disorder. Studies on preventive therapy for postpartum OCD have shown promising results. What a great idea! Stop OCD in its tracks before it has a chance to latch on to people and wreak havoc in their lives. But why limit this preventive therapy to women who have just given birth? We know that obsessive-compulsive disorder sometimes runs in families. We know that there are often subtle signs of OCD before it becomes full-blown. We know that OCD involves anxiety and is often seen with co-ex...
Source: Psych Central - November 18, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Janet Singer Tags: Antidepressants Caregivers Children and Teens Cognitive-Behavioral Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Psychology Anxiety Cognitive Behavior Therapy Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor Source Type: news

Postpartum depressive symptoms following consecutive pregnancies: stability, change, and mechanisms - Schetter CD, Saxbe D, Cheadle A, Guardino C.
We examined stability and change in symptoms of depression over two consecutive pregnancies and tested life stress as a potential mechanism. The Community Child Health Network foll... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 18, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Screening for and treating postpartum depression and psychosis: a cost-effectiveness analysis - Wilkinson A, Anderson S, Wheeler SB.
OBJECTIVES Postpartum depression impacts 6.5-12.9% of U.S. women. Postpartum depression is associated with impaired bonding and development, marital discord, suicide, and infanticide. However, the current standard of care is to not screen women for postpar... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 18, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Predictors of postpartum depression in partnered mothers and fathers from a longitudinal cohort - Leung BM, Letourneau NL, Giesbrecht GF, Ntanda H, Hart M.
Postpartum depression (PPD) is a growing mental health concern in new mothers and fathers. The purpose of this study was to determine the predictors of depression at 3 months postpartum, comparing depressed couples to couples with only one depressed partne... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 11, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Maternal depression and mental health in early childhood: an examination of underlying mechanisms in low-income and middle-income countries - Herba CM, Glover V, Ramchandani PG, Rondon MB.
Studies examining mechanisms underlying associations between maternal depression and adverse child outcomes (including behaviour, socioemotional adjustment, and emotion regulation) indicate that during pregnancy, maternal depression could affect child outc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 9, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Postpartum Depression
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - November 8, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Prenatal maternal depression is associated with offspring inflammation at 25 years: a prospective longitudinal cohort study - Plant DT, Pawlby S, Sharp D, Zunszain PA, Pariante CM.
Animal studies and a handful of prospective human studies have demonstrated that young offspring exposed to maternal prenatal stress show abnormalities in immune parameters and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis function. No study has examined the e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 5, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Prenatal exposure to antidepressants and risk of epilepsy in childhood - Mao Y, Pedersen LH, Christensen J, Vestergaard M, Zhou W, Olsen J, Sun Y.
This study aimed to estimate the association between prenatal exposure to antidepressants and risk of epilepsy in childhood, taking maternal depression into account. METHODS: We conducted a population-based cohort study including all Danis... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 5, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Time to talk
A Belfast woman speaks openly for the first time in 17 years about suffering from post-natal depression. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adele opens up about her postpartum depression
In a new Vanity Fair cover story, singer Adele discusses fame and also opens up about her struggles with postpartum depression, a disorder that strikes hundreds of thousands of women each year. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sleep Deprivation Shouldn't Be Considered 'The Norm' For Parents
During your pregnancy and shortly after your child’s birth, there are many anecdotes, words of wisdom, and advice regarding your future as it comes to sleep. Or really, lack thereof. “Enjoy the sleep while you can!” “You can sleep when they move out of the house!” “Sleep when the baby sleeps.” Sounds familiar? Many new parents hear these examples and more, and unfortunately, they can end up feeling the unsettling weight of those words if they experience consistent sleep deprivation before and after the birth of their child. While many of those sentiments are imparted with a s...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hospitalised for two months because of postnatal depression
Singer Adele has revealed she suffered from postnatal depression. Author and mother Elaine Hanzak described being hospitalised for two months with the same condition. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'You're not alone'
After singer Adele opened up about her battle with postnatal depression, other mums have been telling BBC News about their struggle with the illness - and how they managed to get through it. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dr Hilary Jones: Adele’s post natal depression revelation ‘devastating’
DR HILARY JONES has raised the topic of post natal depression after Adele revealed in an interview with Vanity Fair she suffered with the condition after the birth of her son. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Post natal depression: Adele admits suffering with postpartum 'baby blues' condition
ADELE suffered from post-natal depression - also known as postpartum depression - after giving birth to her son she revealed in Vanity Fair magazine. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news