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

Why You Should Ask to Be Screened for Postpartum Depression
Title: Why You Should Ask to Be Screened for Postpartum DepressionCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/25/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/25/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Depression General)
Source: MedicineNet Depression General - September 25, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Postpartum depression and associated factors among mothers in Bahir Dar Town, Northwest Ethiopia - Abebe A, Tesfaw G, Mulat H, Hibdye G, Yohannes K.
BACKGROUND: Postpartum depressive symptoms are the occurrence of major depressive episode within 4  weeks following delivery. Globally, 10%-20% of mothers suffer from depressive symptoms during their postpartum course. Therefore, assessing postpartum depre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Novel Drug Impresses in Postpartum Depression Phase 3 Trial Novel Drug Impresses in Postpartum Depression Phase 3 Trial
Women with postpartum depression may experience significant reductions in symptoms after just 3 days of taking a novel neuroactive steroid, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - September 20, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

How Dr. Benjamin Spock Changed American Parenting
This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. (Source: TIME: Science)
Source: TIME: Science - September 19, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Richard Gunderman, Indiana University / The Conversation Tags: Uncategorized childcare medicine onetime Parenting patient care syndication Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Postpartum depression is different than baby blues
Postpartum depression is real. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 1 out of every 10 new moms suffer from it. It's much more than what's called the "baby blues" because it lasts longer and tends to be more severe. Symptoms include mood swings, anxiety, sadness, crying irritability and feeling overwhelmed. Prompt treatment is [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 17, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

A tumultuous transition to motherhood: altered brain and hormonal responses in mothers with postpartum depression - Nguyen AJ, Hoyer E, Rajhans P, Strathearn L, Kim S.
Postpartum depression is a common but complex condition that is poorly understood and multifactorial in etiology. It is a condition that can compromise the mother's care for her infant, which may pose challenges to the formation of the mother-infant bond a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Against compulsory MMR vaccination and for looking after new mothers | Letters
Prof Arne Akbar, president of the British Society for Immunology, says compulsory vaccination is a blunt tool which could increase health inequities and alienate parents. PlusProf Helen Stokes-Lampard and others call for a funded postnatal medical appointment at six to eight weeks specifically to assess new mothers ’ physical and mental healthThe recent drop in childhood vaccination uptake is a cause of concern for all of us, as your article rightly points out (No MMR should mean no school place, say GPs, 9 September), with only 87.2% of children in England receiving two doses of the MMR vaccine by age five. However,...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 13, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Health MMR Parents and parenting Postnatal depression Immunology Society Science NHS UK news Health policy Public services policy Politics Medical research Biochemistry and molecular biology Family Life and style Mental hea Source Type: news

Nigeria: 'Nobody Asked How I Felt'  -  Surviving Postpartum Depression
[Nigeria Health Watch] "I felt thoroughly inadequate. I didn't feel like I was attractive enough. I didn't feel like I was doing enough. Nobody told me I could feel that way"  -- Patience, Post Partum Depression Survivor (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 11, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

When postpartum depression stole my husband
We know how mothers can be affected, but what happens to fathers before and after childbirth is not so well recognized. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Brianna Randall Source Type: news

Physical activity and the occurrence of postnatal depression-a systematic review - Ko łomańska-Bogucka D, Mazur-Bialy AI.
Background andObjectives: During pregnancy and the postnatal period many changes occur in a woman's body, both in mental and physical spheres. The birth of a child and a new role-of a mother-can sometimes be associated with numerous ne... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Association between early maternal depression and child growth: a group-based trajectory modeling analysis - Pineros-Leano M.
Background: Childhood overweight and obesity have become a primary social and public health concern. Over the past 30 years, rates of childhood overweight and obesity in the United States have i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Evaluation of a technology-based peer-support intervention program for preventing postnatal depression (part 2): qualitative study - Shorey S, Ng ED.
BACKGROUND: Social support is known to reduce risks of postnatal depression (PND) and improve maternal emotional well-being. However, the Asian cultural context is often neglected when appraising maternal needs and mothers' preferences for social support. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Do maternal depression and self-esteem moderate and mediate the association between intimate partner violence after childbirth and postpartum suicidal ideation? - Islam MJ, Broidy L, Mazerolle P, Baird K, Mazumder N, Zobair KM.
Background: Intimate partner violence (IPV) during the perinatal period is believed to have an adverse effect on maternal mental health. Given the risks of suicide and related public health concerns, the aim of this study is to examine: 1) the assoc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Transactions between maternal and child depressive symptoms emerge early in life - Roubinov DS, Epel ES, Adler NE, Laraia BA, Bush NR.
Maternal depression is a robust risk factor for children's internalizing symptoms; however, the intergenerational transmission of mood disorders is likely more complex than unidirectional parent-directed effects. Theoretical models support transactional as... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Perinatal depression among mothers in a South African birth cohort study: trajectories from pregnancy to 18 months postpartum - Pellowski JA, Bengtson AM, Barnett W, DiClemente K, Koen N, Zar HJ, Stein DJ.
BACKGROUND: Perinatal depression affects 21-50% of women in South Africa and poses significant health risks to mothers and children. Trajectories of depressive symptoms change over time and have not been well characterized during the perinatal period in lo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Central American immigrant mothers' mental health in the context of illegality: structural stress, parental concern, and trauma - Letiecq BL, Mehta S, Vesely CK, Goodman RD, Marquez M, Moron LP.
Using a community-based participatory research approach, we surveyed 134 undocumented Central American immigrant mothers to examine correlates of maternal mental health. Drawing upon an ecosystemic framework, predictors of depression included structural an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Mothers with postpartum psychiatric disorders: proposal for an adapted method to assess maternal sensitivity in interaction with the child - Heinisch C, Galeris MG, Gabler S, Simen S, Junge-Hoffmeister J, F ößel J, Spangler G.
About 15% of mothers suffer from postpartum psychiatric disorders, such as depression, anxiety, or psychosis. Numerous studies have shown maternal caregiving behavior to be negatively affected under these circumstances. The current study sets out to shed l... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

In Postpartum Depression, Effective Care Is Often Out of Reach In Postpartum Depression, Effective Care Is Often Out of Reach
Despite the arrival of a game-changing (and expensive) medication, much remains to be desired for new mothers dealing with depression.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Article Source Type: news

Nutrition, hygiene and stimulation education for impoverished mothers in rural Uganda: effect on maternal depression symptoms and their associations to child development outcomes - Atukunda P, Muhoozi GKM, Westerberg AC, Iversen PO.
Optimal nutrition improves child development, and impaired development is associated with maternal depression symptoms, in particular in low resource settings. In this follow-up of an open cluster-randomized education trial, we examined its effects among m... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence and maternal depression during pregnancy: a community-based cross-sectional study in Ethiopia - Belay S, Astatkie A, Emmelin M, Hinderaker SG.
INTRODUCTION: Intimate partner violence (IPV) is regarded an important public health and human rights issue, characterized by physical, sexual or emotional abuse. Globally more than one in three women report physical or sexual violence by their intimate pa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

Review of the prevalence of postnatal depression across cultures - Arifin SRM, Cheyne H, Maxwell M.
The purpose of this review was to examine articles related to recent epidemiological evidence of the prevalence of maternal postnatal depression (PND) across different countries and cultures and to identify specific epidemiological studies that have been c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Activation of brain cells in female mice may be proof of a 'mother's instinct'
Researchers from Louisiana State University, hope their study will help treat postnatal depression, which affects up to one in seven women and is associated with low levels of the 'love hormone'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does maternal postpartum depression affect children's developmental outcomes? - Aoyagi SS, Tsuchiya KJ.
AIM: The etiology of maternal postpartum depression (PPD) remains inconclusive, and there is no consensus concerning whether maternal PPD affects children's developmental outcomes. Consequently, in this literature review, we examined whether maternal PPD a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Negative impact of maternal antenatal depressive symptoms on neonate's behavioral characteristics - Gressier F, Letranchant A, Glatigny-Dallay E, Falissard B, Sutter-Dallay AL.
Prenatal maternal depression is associated with developmental disorders in offspring. However, the specific effects of the intensity of prenatal depressive symptoms on infant behavior remain poorly explored. The aim of this work is to explore the links bet... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

The role of father involvement and intimate partner violence on postnatal depression among women with unintended pregnancy - Chan KL.
This study set out to fill the research gap by including various aspects of father involvement and intimate partner violence (IPV) in the examination of the association between unintended pregnancy and maternal postnatal depression (PND). This study aimed ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Suicidal ideation in pregnant and postpartum women veterans: an initial clinical needs assessment - Szpunar MJ, Crawford JN, Baca SA, Lang AJ.
INTRODUCTION: Pregnancy and postpartum, or the perinatal period, are times when women are particularly vulnerable to mental health concerns, including suicidal ideation. Risk factors for suicidal ideation during this period of a woman's life are depression... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Tina O’Brien health: ‘Life felt pretty dark for awhile’ - signs of postnatal depression
TINA O ’Brien is a familiar face on people’s TV screens. The actress is best known for playing Sarah Platt in Coronation Street. The soap star made headlines for a different reason earlier in the year after opening up about a dark chapter in her life. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experiences of women with postpartum depression participating in a support group led by mental health providers - Cook C, Goyal D, Allen M.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to explore experiences of women currently with or at high risk for developing postpartum depression (PPD) who were participating in a postpartum support group facilitated by mental health providers. STUDY DESIGN AND M... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Motor activity and spatial proximity: relationships to infant emotions and maternal postpartum depression - Egmose I, V æver MS, Smith-Nielsen J, Varni G, Køppe S.
The ability to express emotions is a protective factor for infant development. Despite the multimodal nature of emotion expression, research has mainly focused on facial expressions of emotions. The present study examined motor activity and spatial proximi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

The association between disrespect and abuse of women during childbirth and postpartum depression: findings from the 2015 Pelotas birth cohort study - Silveira MF, Mesenburg MA, Bertoldi AD, De Mola CL, Bassani DG, Domingues MR, Stein A, Coll CVN.
This study examined the association between disrespect and abuse of women during facility-based childbirth and postpartum depression (PD) occurrence. METHODS: We used data from the 2015 Pelotas (Brazil) Birth Cohort, a population-based ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The psychosocial impact of nausea and vomiting during pregnancy as a predictor of postpartum depression - Bray N, Grasby KL, Lind PA, Painter JN, Colodro-Conde L, Medland SE.
This study examined the extent to which psychosocial impact of nausea and vomiting during pregnancy predicts postpartum depression using a retrospective design. Data from a cross-sectional survey investigating women's experiences of nausea and vomiting dur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Predictive modeling of postpartum depression using machine learning approaches - Shin D, Hur J.
OBJECTIVES: Postpartum depression is a serious health issue beyond mental problem that affects mothers after childbirth. There are no predictive tools available to screen postpartum depression that allow early interventions. We aimed to develop predictive ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Seeing the whole picture of postpartum depression - The Lancet Psychiatry.
This past May, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) convened for its annual meeting, with the theme “Disrupt, Include, Engage& Innovate ”. During the 4-day event, no fewer than 28 sessions were dedicated to collaborative care models for mental... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Outcomes of implementing routine screening and referrals for perinatal mood disorders in an integrated multi-site pediatric and obstetric setting - Puryear LJ, Nong YH, Correa NP, Cox K, Greeley CS.
We report on a successful quality improvement project designed to increase access to perinatal mental health services through universal screening for postpartum depression (PPD) and facilitating referrals for evaluation and treatment, at a multi-s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

New Drugs Could Overwhelm Infusion Centers' Capacity New Drugs Could Overwhelm Infusion Centers' Capacity
The rubber band is already stretched tight, infusion center leaders warn, and adding new options for postpartum depression and Alzheimer's disease could snap the system.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Postpartum depression or anxiety reported by nearly a quarter of moms: StatsCan
In Canada, about 23 per cent of mothers who recently gave birth reported feelings consistent with either postpartum depression or an anxiety disorder. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

A Novel Drug for Severe Postpartum Depression: Who Might Benefit? A Novel Drug for Severe Postpartum Depression: Who Might Benefit?
An expert in perinatal psychopharmacology describes how this novel drug works in the management of postpartum depression, and the challenges posed by its safety requirements.Medscape Ob/Gyn (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Commentary Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence among pregnant women and postpartum depression in Vietnam: a longitudinal study - Tho Nhi T, H ạnh NTT, Hinh ND, Toan NV, Gammeltoft T, Rasch V, Meyrowitsch DW.
BACKGROUND: Exposure to intimate partner violence during pregnancy is associated with a wide range of adverse reproductive health outcomes. However, detailed knowledge on the association between specific types of exposure to partner violence and postpartum... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Postpartum depression in new dads often missed
(Reuters Health) - While many people can pick up on signs of postpartum depression in new mothers, the same signs are often mistaken for something else or missed entirely in fathers, a British study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news