Use of General Anesthesia May Up Risk for Postpartum Depression
TUESDAY, Feb. 11, 2020 -- General anesthesia for cesarean delivery is associated with increased odds of severe postpartum depression (PPD), suicidal ideation, and self-inflicted injury, according to a study published online Jan. 29 in Anesthesia... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 11, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

General Anesthesia Boosts Postpartum Depression Risk After C - Section: Study
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Obstetrics, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, News, Source Type: news

Anesthesia during C-sections linked to postpartum depression, study finds
Women who have general anesthesia during C-sections are significantly more likely to experience severe post-partum depression resulting in hospitalization, suicidal thoughts or self-harm, according to a study published last week. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

General Anesthesia Boosts Postpartum Depression Risk After C-Section: Study
MONDAY, Feb. 10, 2020 -- Women who receive general anesthesia during a cesarean section delivery are at higher risk of severe postpartum depression that requires hospitalization, as well as self-inflicted harm and suicidal thoughts, a new study... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 10, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Women who have general anesthesia during C-sections are more likely to experience postpartum depression, study finds
That might be because general anesthesia can delay breastfeeding and skin-to-skin interaction between the mother and infant, researchers from Columbia University explained. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Depression and domestic violence experiences among Asian women: a systematic review - Koirala P, Chuemchit M.
PURPOSE: To determine the association of postpartum depression with domestic violence experiences among women in Asia. BACKGROUND: Postpartum depression (PPD) is an important cause of maternal morbidity as well as mortality. There is increasing evi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

General anesthesia in cesarean deliveries increases odds of postpartum depression by 54 percent
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) A new study shows that having general anesthesia in a cesarean delivery is linked with significantly increased odds of severe postpartum depression requiring hospitalization, thoughts of suicide or self-inflicted injury. The study is the first to examine the effect of the mode of anesthesia for cesarean delivery on the risk of postpartum depression and the possible protective effect of having regional anesthesia for cesarean delivery on maternal mental health compared with general anesthesia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mothers With Autism Face Higher Rates of Postpartum Depression
Women with autism feel misunderstood by professionals, unable to receive parenting support (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 3, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Neurology, Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Mothers With Autism Face Higher Rates of Postpartum Depression
MONDAY, Feb. 3, 2020 -- Mothers with autism face unique challenges, and the stigma of being autistic can further exacerbate communication issues, according to a study published online Jan. 6 in Molecular Autism. Alexa L. Pohl, from the Autism... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 3, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Maternal Depression Tied to Atopic Dermatitis in Offspring
Association shows increased rate, more persistence, and potentially more severe symptoms (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 31, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Dermatology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Maternal Depression Tied to Atopic Dermatitis in Offspring
FRIDAY, Jan. 31, 2020 -- Maternal depression in the postpartum period and beyond is associated with higher odds of atopic dermatitis (AD) for the child throughout childhood and adolescence, according to a study published in the January/February... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 31, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

'Postnatal depression doesn't only affect mums'
Viren Swami struggled after his son was born and wants all new dads to have a mental health check. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The impact of family rituals and maternal depressive symptoms on child externalizing behaviors: an urban-rural comparison - Bao J, Gudmunson CG, Greder K, Smith SR.
The association between maternal depression and child negative behavior outcomes has been well established in the literature. However, understanding how maternal depression is associated with child behaviors will have important implications for research an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

2019's new medicines
(American Chemical Society) With 48 drugs approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), 2019 was another highly productive year for the pharmaceutical industry. The new medicines include treatments for various cancers, sickle cell disease, migraines and postpartum depression. However, the steady flow of drugs could be masking troubling signs about the health of the industry, according to Chemical& Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Link found between maternal depression and atopic dermatitis in children
(George Washington University) A recent study suggests that maternal depression in the postpartum period, and even beyond, is associated with the development of atopic dermatitis throughout childhood and adolescence. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Maternal depression on rise in poor countries
(Flinders University) Women in low and medium-income countries struggle with many health issues in pregnancy and childbirth, but little attention is given to antenatal depression -- which is on the rise in many developing countries, new PLOS ONE paper shows. A study by Flinders University public health researchers found rising levels of reported antenatal depression in these countries, and recommends more services are urgently needed -- particularly in low-income economies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Association between anemia and maternal depression: a systematic review and meta-analysis - Kang SY, Kim HB, Sunwoo S.
Previous observational epidemiological studies have reported inconsistent findings regarding the association between anemia and the risk of maternal depression. In the present study, we investigated the relationship between anemia and the risk of maternal ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Maternal depression in rural Pakistan: the protective associations with cultural postpartum practices - LeMasters K, Andrabi N, Zalla L, Hagaman A, Chung EO, Gallis JA, Turner EL, Bhalotra S, Sikander S, Maselko J.
BACKGROUND: Traditional postpartum practices are intended to provide care to mothers, but there is mixed evidence concerning their impact on postpartum depression (PPD). It remains unknown if there is a unique impact of postpartum practices on PPD separate... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Maternal Distress May Affect Brain Development in Fetuses With CHD
Stress, anxiety, depression more prevalent among women carrying fetuses with congenital heart disease (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 15, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Neurology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Maternal Distress May Affect Brain Development in Fetuses With CHD
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2020 -- Psychological distress, including stress, anxiety, and depression, is prevalent among women carrying fetuses with congenital heart disease (CHD), and this distress can affect fetal neurological development, according to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 15, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Higher rates of post-natal depression among autistic mothers
(University of Cambridge) Autistic mothers are more likely to report post-natal depression compared to non-autistic mothers, according to a new study of mothers of autistic children carried out by researchers at the University of Cambridge. A better understanding of the experiences of autistic mothers during pregnancy and the post-natal period is critical to improving wellbeing. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

When pregnant moms are stressed out, babies' brains suffer
(Children's National Hospital) Knowing that your unborn fetus has congenital heart disease causes such pronounced maternal stress, anxiety and depression that these women's fetuses end up with impaired development in key brain regions before they are born, according to research published online Jan. 13, 2020, in JAMA Pediatrics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Paternal and maternal variables related to depression in childhood - Raya Trenas A, Aguilar Yamuza B, Herruzo Cabrera J, Pino Osuna MJ.
Several studies have highlighted the relationship between parenting styles and depression in children. The aim of this study is to ascertain whether there are differences in the parenting practices received by two groups of children who obtain low-risk and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Maternal mental health matters - Kimmel M.
Depression and anxiety during pregnancy and the postpartum period are common and have significant negative impacts on mother and child. Suicide is a leading cause of maternal mortality. Evidence-based efforts for screening, assessment, and treatment improv... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Maternal mood symptoms in pregnancy and postpartum depression: association with exclusive breastfeeding in a population-based birth cohort - Far ías-Antúnez S, Santos IS, Matijasevich A, de Barros AJD.
This study aimed to evaluate the association between mood symptoms during pregnancy and exclusive breastfeeding at 3 months, as well as the association between exclusive breastfeeding at 3 months and maternal depression at 12 months postpartum. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Multiple forms of discrimination and postpartum depression among indigenous Palestinian-Arab, Jewish immigrants and non-immigrant Jewish mothers - Daoud N, Ali Saleh-Darawshy N, Meiyin Gao, Sergienko R, Sestito SR, Geraisy N.
BACKGROUND: While discrimination takes multiple forms, racial or ethnic discrimination is a root cause of this health-damaging social phenomenon. We drew on intersectionality theory, which offers an account of discrimination's multiple effects, to consider... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Screen New Fathers for Postpartum Depression, Too Screen New Fathers for Postpartum Depression, Too
Screening fathers for postpartum depression is as important as screening mothers, researchers argue, and current guidelines don't go far enough in urging doctors to identify new fathers who may be suffering.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Fathers should be screened for postpartum blues, too
(Reuters Health) - Screening fathers for postpartum depression is as important as screening mothers, researchers argue, and current guidelines don't go far enough in urging doctors to identify new fathers who may be suffering. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Chiropractors making misleading claims about pregnancy and birth targeted by B.C. regulator
B.C. chiropractors who make misleading claims about helping pregnant women give birth more comfortably or avoid postpartum depression have a little more than a month to scrub their websites. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Factor analysis of the prediction of the postpartum depression screening scale - Cai M, Wang Y, Luo Q, Wei G.
Postpartum depression (PPD), a severe form of clinical depression, is a serious social problem. Fortunately, most women with PPD are likely to recover if the symptoms are recognized and treated promptly. We designed two test data and six classifiers based ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Chronic maternal depressive symptoms are associated with reduced socio-emotional development in children at 2 years of age: analysis of data from an intervention cohort in rural Pakistan - De Oliveira CVR, Rasheed M, Yousafzai AK.
Background: Maternal depression affects a high proportion of women during the antenatal and postnatal period in low- and middle-income countries. While maternal depression is recognized as a significant risk for poor early child development that war... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Forgotten fathers: postpartum depression in men - Eddy B, Poll V, Whiting J, Clevesy M.
Although postpartum depression is common and well-studied in mothers, many fathers also experience symptoms. This qualitative study investigated fathers' experiences of postpartum depression. Data from secondary sources such as blogs, websites, forums, and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Dad with post-natal depression reveals 'dark thoughts' left him worried he'd harm baby daughter
EXCLUSIVE: Stephen Gillatt, from Faversham, Kent battled a fruit machine addiction in his 20s and tried to take his own life before he was 30 - both of which he felt he couldn't tell anyone about. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shares of Cambridge biotech plunge as postpartum drug fails late-stage trial
One of the biotech industry ’s emerging neuroscience companies, Sage Therapeutics, disclosed Thursday that one of its most promising potential products failed a late-stage study. The Cambridge-company's shares fell by more than half on Thursday morning, shaving more than $3 billion off its market value. Sage (Nasdaq: SAGE) has become one of the area biotech industry’s most closely watched companies through its work on postpartum depression and other psychiatric disorders. It has consistently… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 5, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Allison DeAngelis Source Type: news

Rehospitalization of postpartum depression and psychosis after electroconvulsive therapy: a population-based study with a matched control group - R önnqvist I, Brus O, Hammar Å, Landén M, Lundberg J, Nordanskog P, Nordenskjöld A.
This study compared the relapse rate after ECT between women who had ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Magnitude and associated factors of postpartum depression among women in Nekemte town, East Wollega zone, west Ethiopia, 2019: a community-based study - Abadiga M.
BACKGROUND: Postpartum depression is a non-psychotic disorder that happens during the first 1year after childbirth. It affects both the mother's health and child's development and is given significant public health concern in developed countries. However, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Maternal and paternal perinatal depressive symptoms associate with 2- and 3-year-old children's behaviour: findings from the APrON longitudinal study - Letourneau N, Leung B, Ntanda H, Dewey D, Deane AJ, Giesbrecht GF.
This study examined the association between four patterns of probable perinatal depression (mother depressed, father depressed, both depressed, neit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

What is the Lifespan for a Child with Holoprosencephaly?
Discussion Holoprosencephaly (HPE) is a clefting problem of the brain. “[HPE] the result of incomplete or absent midline division of the embryonic forebrain into distinct cerebral hemispheres (prosencephalon) between the 18th and 28th day after conception.” There are four distinct subtypes: Alobar – both hemispheres are completely fused and are not separated into the left and right hemispheres. There is agenesis of the corpus callosum, arrhinencephaly and a single ventricle with fused thalami. Facial features are almost always affected. Semilobar – the cerebral hemispheres are fused anteriorly bu...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 18, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Mothers' perceptions of help-seeking for depression in Head Start: a thematic, discourse analysis by language group - Palmer Molina A, Palinkas LA, Monro W, Mennen FE.
Maternal depression poses a threat to the well-being of poor minority mothers and their young children, but significant disparities remain in the access and utilization of treatment among this population in the United States. Providing group treatment in e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

A comparison of the prevalence and related risk factors for post-partum depression in urban and rural areas - Zarghami M, Abdollahi F, Lye MS.
Post-partum depression (PPD) is the most prevalent mental problem associated with childbirth. Studies are inconsistent as to whether geographical location is linked with the risk of post-partum depression.The current study examined and compared the prevale... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Maternal personality traits, antenatal depressive symptoms and the  postpartum mother-infant relationship: a prospective observational study - Nath S, Pearson RM, Moran P, Pawlby S, Molyneaux E, Howard LM.
PURPOSE: Maternal depression has been associated with bonding difficulties and lower maternal sensitivity in observed mother-infant interactions. However, little research has examined the impact of disordered personality traits in mothers on these outcomes... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

"Horrifying" images: Alanis Morissette opens up about her postpartum depression
As we get ready for Wednesday's special live audience show, “Stop the Stigma: A Conversation About Mental Health,” we are focusing on the mental health of mothers. Grammy Award-winning singer Alanis Morissette is sharing her nearly decade-long experience with postpartum depression. In an essay on her website, the 45-year-old revealed she's dealing with t he condition for a third time. Up to one in seven women experience postpartum depression which can appear days or even months after delivering a baby. Mireya Villarreal reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alanis Morissette on her third bout of postpartum depression
The Grammy Award-winning singer says she's dealing with the condition for a third time following the birth of her son in August (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Stressful Pregnancy Reduces Chances Of Having A Boy
(CNN) — Moms-to-be who undergo physical or mental stress during their pregnancies are less likely to have a boy and may also have a higher risk of preterm birth, according to a study published Monday. “The womb is an influential first home,” said lead author Catherine Monk, director of women’s mental health in OB/GYN at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center. “We do know that males are more vulnerable in utero, and presumably the stress in these women is of a long-standing nature,” Monk said. Nature typically assures there are an average of 105 boys born for every...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Pregnancy Stress Source Type: news

Postnatal depressive symptoms display marked similarities across continents - Wesselhoeft R, Madsen FK, Lichtenstein MB, Sibbersen C, Manongi R, Mushi DL, Nguyen HTT, Van TN, Kyhl H, Bilenberg N, Meyrowitsch DW, Gammeltoft TM, Rasch V.
BACKGROUND: Postnatal depressive symptoms measured by the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) are reported to display measurement variance regarding factor structure and the frequency of specific depressive symptoms. However, postnatal depressive s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Your Pregnancy Depression Risk
Depression during pregnancy is still often overlooked, even though it happens just as frequently as the postpartum variety. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Maternal wellness program shines light on postpartum depression (video)
Kionna was so in love with her newborn son. But she just couldn ’t shake feeling sad, irritable and anxious. She soon realized that she was experiencing symptoms of postpartum depression (PPD). While only half of women with PPD actually get help, Kionna was able to find the support she needed at Atrium Health’s Maternal Wellness Program, which is designe d to provide specialized care to women with PPD in a timely manner. The program also has a psycho-educational therapeutic group for new moms,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 1, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Atrium Health Source Type: news

Prevalence of postpartum depression and anxiety among women with spinal cord injury - Lee AHX, Wen B, Walter M, Hocaloski S, Hodge K, Sandholdt N, Hultling C, Elliott S, Krassioukov AV.
Objective: To examine the prevalence of postpartum depression (PPD) and postpartum anxiety (PPA) in mothers with spinal cord injury (SCI). Design: Retrospective, cross-sectional study. Setting: Online multi-national study. Participa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Why You Should Ask to Be Screened for Postpartum Depression
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 25, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Gynecology, Obstetrics, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

Why You Should Ask to Be Screened for Postpartum Depression
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 25, 2019 -- It's not uncommon for new moms to feel an emotional letdown shortly after baby is born. Though symptoms of these so-called " baby blues " can be wide-ranging, they last no more than two weeks and go away on their own. Some... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 25, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news