Postpartum Depression
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Mother's Depression When Kids Are Young Linked To Risky Teen Behaviors
By Shereen Lehman (Reuters Health) - Having a depressed mother during elementary or middle school raises the likelihood a child will engage in risky behaviors like drinking and smoking during the teen years, according to a new Canadian study. Based on nearly 3,000 children followed since they were toddlers, the researchers also found that kids with depressed mothers in "middle childhood" were likely to start risky health behaviors earlier in their adolescence than other kids. "Although there is a fairly good body of evidence suggesting that maternal depression is associated with depressi...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Maternal Depression and Adolescent Behavior
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Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother's depression could affect child as teenager
A new study examines the effects of maternal depression on teenagers. And, Americans are doing a little bit better staying out of the bakery aisle. Eboni Williams has a look at the day's top health stories. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do Depressed Moms Predispose Kids to Behavorial Problems?
(MedPage Today) -- Study links maternal depression to teens' risky behavior. (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - December 22, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Maternal depression in childhood and aggression in young adulthood: evidence for mediation by offspring amygdala - hippocampal volume ratio - Gilliam M, Forbes EE, Gianaros PJ, Erickson KI, Brennan LM, Shaw DS.
BACKGROUND: There is abundant evidence that offspring of depressed mothers are at increased risk for persistent behavior problems related to emotion regulation, but the mechanisms by which offspring incur this risk are not entirely clear. Early adverse car... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - November 29, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Are symptom features of depression during pregnancy, the postpartum period and outside the peripartum period distinct? Results from a nationally representative sample using item response theory (IRT) - Hoertel N, López S, Peyre H, Wall MM, Gonzalez-Pinto A, Limosin F, Blanco C.
BACKGROUND: Whether there are systematic differences in depression symptom expression during pregnancy, the postpartum period and outside these periods (i.e., outside the peripartum period) remains debated. The aim of this study was to use methods based on... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - November 29, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Depression: It's Not Just in Your Head, It's Also in Your Genes
This study demonstrated shorter telomeres in daughters of moms who had depression and greater hormonal reactivity to stress in these girls. When the girls were followed until age 18, 60 percent of those in the high-risk group developed depression, a condition that was not evident when they were first studied. The telomere was a biomarker, an individual hallmark that a person is at higher risk for an illness -- in this case for depression. We already knew that shortened telomeres were a risk factor for chronic, physical diseases but now the evidence is emerging for its likely role in depression. Should you go out and get ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 28, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PeRfEcTLy Postpartum
The sooner to begin to accept that there are things you cannot change or control, you sooner you will feel free to successfully navigate this unpredictable course of motherhood. read more (Source: Psychology Today Depression Center)
Source: Psychology Today Depression Center - November 22, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Karen Kleiman, MSW, LCSW Tags: Depression Self-Help Source Type: news

Glow adds postpartum-focused tracking to its pregnancy app
Fertility tracking app maker Glow has added a new feature to its app for pregnant women, called Glow Nurture. The app will now offer postpartum support. The postpartum period refers to the time immediately after the birth of a child and lasts for about six weeks. According to Glow, the emphasis during this time is generally on the baby, […] (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 19, 2014 Category: Information Technology Authors: Aditi Pai Tags: Uncategorized fertility app Glow Glow Nurture iPhone pregnancy app postpartum apps Postpartum depression Source Type: news

Depression Casts Cloak of Infertility Over Kashmir Valley
Of the 100 patients seen at Kashmir’s psychiatric facilities each day, roughly 75 are women. Credit: Shazia Yousuf/IPSBy Shazia YousufSRINAGAR, India, Nov 19 2014 (IPS)It was almost midnight when Mushtaq Margoob woke up to the incessant ringing of his phone. It was his patient, a young woman whom Margoob, a renowned Kashmiri psychiatrist and head of the department of psychiatry at the only psychiatric hospital in Kashmir, had been treating for depression for many years.“See me now. I don’t have time till tomorrow,” the patient screamed down the phone. “I might have killed myself by then.&rdquo...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 19, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Shazia Yousuf Tags: Active Citizens Armed Conflicts Asia-Pacific Civil Society Democracy Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Featured Gender Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights Peace Population Poverty & MDGs Projec Source Type: news

We Are Our Shadows
The same year the Dalai Lama won the Nobel Peace Prize, 1989, I had my first panic attack. It was my freshman year in college and in the midst of hip-hop, frozen yogurt and scrunchies, I was celebrating independence from my parents for the first time but struggling academically. I had never defined myself as anxious, nervous or worried. Instead I was the girl who doesn't worry about anything. That's how my family had always described me, and I played the part well. As I stood in the emergency room breathing into a bag, doctors urging me to go on medication for my anxiety, I began to question my own sanity. These panic att...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 14, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Postpartum depression in refugee and asylum-seeking women in Canada: a critical health psychology perspective - Brown-Bowers A, McShane K, Wilson-Mitchell K, Gurevich M.
Canada has one of the world's largest refugee resettlement programs in the world. Just over 48 percent of Canadian refugees are women, with many of them of childbearing age and pregnant. Refugee and asylum-seeking women in Canada face a five times greate... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - November 14, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Do Dimmer Days in Pregnancy Raise Postpartum Depression Risk?
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Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - November 11, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry, Obstetrics, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news

AHA: Postpartum Depression May Raise Heart Risks
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Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - November 11, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Psychiatry, Obstetrics, News, Source Type: news

FDA Approves First Drug for Postpartum Depression
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Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - November 11, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Gynecology, Obstetrics, Neurology, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

Are pollution and attention problems related?
Conclusion Overall, this relatively small cohort study demonstrates an association, but does not provide conclusive evidence, that exposure to pollution (in the form of PAHs) before birth is associated with the development of ADHD. There are a number of limitations to consider. These include the fact that the study includes a relatively small sample of 250 children, with all of them from two specific ethnic groups (African-American and Dominican), and from three suburbs of New York City. The findings may not be generalisable to other populations. While the researchers used valid assessment scales, it has not focused on ex...
Source: NHS News Feed - November 10, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

Acute and long-term behavioral outcome of infants and children exposed in utero to either maternal depression or antidepressants: a review of the literature - Suri R, Lin AS, Cohen LS, Altshuler LL.
OBJECTIVE: The authors reviewed the published literature on the acute and long-term neurobehavioral effects on infants and children of either in utero exposure to maternal depression or in utero exposure to antidepressants. DATA SOURCES: The PubMed electro... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - November 8, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Maternal depressive symptoms and parenting practices 3-months postpartum - Balbierz A, Bodnar-Deren S, Wang JJ, Howell EA.
We examined the association between safety practices (back sleep posit... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - November 8, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Lash Group Sued by EEOC for Disability Discrimination
According to the EEOC's suit, Meron Debru worked as a reimbursement case advocate at The Lash Group's Rockville, Md., facility when she went on maternity leave. She received short-term disability benefits while on maternity leave and advised the disability benefits carrier that she needed additional unpaid leave due to post-partum depression, the EEOC said. The Lash Group initially fired her, but later extended her short-term disability leave. When Debru was medically released to return to work, however, The Lash Group did not return her to her position as a reimbursement case advocate because it had filled her position. (...
Source: Disabled World - October 27, 2014 Category: Disability Tags: Discrimination Source Type: news

Is Postpartum Depression a Misnomer?
The relatively immature brain of the newborn -70% of human brain growth occurs outside the womb- requires an attentiveness and care not unlike the 24-7 care the mother's body provides during pregnancy.read more (Source: Psychology Today Depression Center)
Source: Psychology Today Depression Center - October 18, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Claudia M. Gold, M.D. Tags: Child Development Depression Parenting Source Type: news

VIDEO: Are post-natal depression signs missed?
As many as one in five new mothers suffer from post-natal depression but some leading doctors say post-natal checks may be too rushed to pick it up. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 7, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pre-empting Postpartum Depression
Postpartum depression affects at least 10-15% of new mothers, and it may be more common among certain demographics. Plus, it is often underdiagnosed. Knowing that, how can you prevent it? Based on our review, the best advice is to: (1) find a good therapist and (2) exercise.read more (Source: Psychology Today Depression Center)
Source: Psychology Today Depression Center - October 3, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Sharon I. Praissman and Emma Williams Tags: Child Development Depression Gender Parenting postpartum depression Source Type: news

Maternal Depression and Child Cognitive DevelopmentMaternal Depression and Child Cognitive Development
How much does a mother's depression affect her child's readiness to learn? Journal of Pediatric Health Care (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 29, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

A Surprising Solution for the 'Mommy Wars'
The worst part of the so-called Mommy Wars is that they're bad for your health. Here's how to protect yourself within the fray. read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - September 25, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Andrea Bonior, Ph.D. Tags: Child Development Health Parenting Relationships a truce in the mommy wars child-rearing depression friendship friendships loneliness moms motherhood parenthood parenting stress postpartum depression social isolation social Source Type: news

RheumShorts: Pediatric Update (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- This week several studies have focused on rheumatologic disorders among young patients -- depression and anxiety in systemic lupus erythematosus and maternal smoking and jaw involvement in juvenile idiopathic arthritis. (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - September 12, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Pregnant drink binges harm kids' mental health
Conclusion This prospective cohort study has suggested that even occasional binge drinking in pregnancy may increase the risk of hyperactivity/inattention problems and lower academic performance when the children reach 11 years old. The strengths of the study are its design – selecting a wide and representative population sample collecting data prospectively – and using standardised questionnaires to assess the children’s outcomes. Assessing the impact of alcohol in pregnancy on children’s outcomes is difficult. This is partly because assessing alcohol consumption is always difficult. Peo...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 12, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Lifestyle/exercise Source Type: news

Adult physical, sexual, and emotional abuse and postpartum depression, a population based, prospective study of 53,065 women in the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study - Sørbø MF, Grimstad H, Bjørngaard JH, Lukasse M, Schei B.
This study was based on data from 53,065... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - September 11, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Hospitals sent us home too early, say 40% of new mums
Some new mums said the ordeal of being discharged early was so traumatic that it contributed to post-natal depression, according to a report. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 30, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Getting Help for Postpartum Depression for Uninsured WomenGetting Help for Postpartum Depression for Uninsured Women
Women who lose their health insurance in the postpartum period find it hard to get mental health care for postpartum depression, new research shows. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - August 29, 2014 Category: OBGYN Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Antidepressant use in pregnancy linked to ADHD
Conclusion This study suggests a potential link between women taking antidepressants during pregnancy and an increased risk of ADHD, but not ASDs, in their children. The limitation to this type of study is that factors other than the antidepressants, such as the depression itself, or genetic factors increasing both depression and ADHD risk, might be causing the effect seen. The researchers used various methods to take this into account, but acknowledge that other factors could still be having an effect. While the link with ADHD remained significant after taking maternal depression into account, it did not remain significan...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 27, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Mental health Pregnancy/child Medication Source Type: news

Study calls into question link between prenatal antidepressant exposure and autism risk
(Massachusetts General Hospital) Previous studies that have suggested an increased risk of autism among children of women who took antidepressants during pregnancy may actually reflect the known increased risk associated with severe maternal depression. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 26, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Marvel Comics Explores Postpartum Depression in "Daredevil"
In the latest issue of Marvel Comics' "Daredevil," the hero's mother reveals to him that she suffered from postpartum depression when he was young. As my good friend Lauren Hale of #ppdchat and "My Postpartum Voice" explains, the creators behind this issue did a terrific job showing, in words and pictures, the nature of this disorder and the stigma that accompanies it.read more (Source: Psychology Today Depression Center)
Source: Psychology Today Depression Center - August 24, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Mark D. White, Ph.D. Tags: Depression Health Resilience Source Type: news

Women's stress, depression, and relationship adjustment profiles as they relate to intimate partner violence and mental health during pregnancy and postpartum - Flanagan JC, Gordon KC, Moore TM, Stuart GL.
This study applied latent class analysis to examine whether homogeneous subgroups of women emerged based on their self-reported stress, depression, and relationship adjustment during pregnancy. We also examined whether women in different groups ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 23, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Is breastfeeding inability causing depression?
ConclusionThis is a useful study but, as the authors point out, it does have some limitations. Both antenatal and postnatal depression were self-reported rather than clinically diagnosed, which may make the results less reliable. Also, the fact that the study consisted of parents who had voluntarily entered the study may also lead to bias. It’s worth noting that 95% of the women were white, so the results may not be generalisable to mothers from ethnic minorities. Finally, although the researchers controlled for many possible confounders, there is the possibility that some unmeasured factor may have influenced result...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 20, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Cancer Source Type: news

Mothers who choose not to breastfeed are 'twice as likely to get postnatal depression because they miss out on mood-boosting hormones released by the process'
A new Spanish and British study shows new mothers who gain the best protection against depression are those who always planned to breastfeed their babies and are able to do so. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 20, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breastfeeding 'cuts depression risk'
Breastfeeding can halve the risk of post-natal depression, according to a study of nearly 14,000 new mothers. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 20, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Super-parent' cultural pressures can spur mental health conditions in new Moms and Dads
Mental health experts in the past three decades have emphasized the dangers of post-partum depression for mothers, but a researcher says expanding awareness of several other perinatal mental health conditions is important for all new parents, including fathers. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 18, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

'Super-parent' cultural pressures can spur mental health conditions in new moms and dads
(American Sociological Association) Mental health experts in the past three decades have emphasized the dangers of postpartum depression for mothers, but a University of Kansas researcher says expanding awareness of several other perinatal mental health conditions is important for all new parents, including fathers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 18, 2014 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Concurrent trajectories of change in adolescent and maternal depressive symptoms in the TORDIA study - Perloe A, Esposito-Smythers C, Curby TW, Renshaw KD.
Depression has a heightened prevalence in adolescence, with approximately 15 % of adolescents experiencing a major depressive episode by age 18. Depression in adolescence also poses a risk for future distress and impairment. Despite treatment advances, man... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 9, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The moderating effect of women's alcohol misuse on the relationship between intimate partner violence victimization and postpartum depression - Hellmuth JC, Gordon KC, Moore TM, Stuart GL.
We examined the moderating effect of women's alcohol misuse on the relationship between intimate partner violence (IPV) victimization and postpartum depression. METHODS: Self-report data were collected from 122 women. Ana... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 3, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The depression in women in pregnancy and postpartum period: A follow-up study - Kirkan TS, Aydin N, Yazici E, Akcali Aslan P, Acemoglu H, Daloglu AG.
AIM: This was a follow-up study to determine postpartum depression (PPD) and its causes in a population previously evaluated in the first trimester of pregnancy. METHODS: The study sample consisted of pregnant women who were evaluated in the first ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 3, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Monoamine oxidase A: Biomarker for postpartum depression
Postpartum mood swings are correlated with high monoamine oxidase A binding, a study shows. For most women, the birth of their baby is one of the most strenuous but also happiest days in their lives. The vast majority of women experience a temporary drop in mood for a few days after birth. These symptoms of "baby blues" are not an illness; however, in some cases they can represent early signs of an imminent episode of depression: in 13 percent of mothers, the emotional turmoil experienced after childbirth leads to the development of a full-blown postpartum depression. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 31, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Monoamine oxidase A: Biomarker for postpartum depression
(Max-Planck-Gesellschaft) Postpartum mood swings are correlated with high monoamine oxidase A binding. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 31, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Postpartum Depression: Epidural During Birth May Reduce RiskPostpartum Depression: Epidural During Birth May Reduce Risk
New research linking epidural anaesthesia during childbirth to reduced risk for postpartum depression suggests pain control during labor and delivery may be a key factor. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 24, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology News Source Type: news

Childbirth pain linked to postpartum depression
New research finds women who received an epidural during labor were less likely to suffer depression as new moms (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 23, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Painful labor linked to postpartum depression
A new study links severe pain during childbirth to postpartum depression. Also, genetic scientists have found over 100 spots in human DNA that may increase the risk of developing schizophrenia. Teri Okita has the day's top health stories. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 23, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pain relief during childbirth can reduce risk of post-natal depression
Epidural pain relief during labour is associated with a lower rate of depression in new mothers, according to a new study (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - July 23, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mothers who have epidural may be less likely to suffer post-natal depression
Chinese researchers found women who had an epidural had a 14 per cent rate of depression six weeks after birth, compared to nearly 35 per cent who didn't. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 23, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Controlling childbirth pain tied to lower depression risk
(Northwestern University) Controlling pain during childbirth and post delivery is linked to reduced risk of postpartum depression, says a Northwestern perinatal psychiatrist, based on a new study. The study showed postpartum depression rates doubled for women without pain control. Significant numbers of women have acute and chronic pain related to childbirth and need to consult with their physician if pain continues for several months. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 23, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news