Antenatal depressive symptoms in Jamaica associated with limited perceived partner and other social support: a cross-sectional study - Bernard O, Gibson RC, McCaw-Binns A, Reece J, Coore-Desai C, Shakespeare-Pellington S, Samms-Vaughan M.
This study aimed to determine the prevalence of, and factor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Lawmakers Weigh Pros And Cons Of Mandatory Screening For Postpartum Depression
(Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - March 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: April Dembosky Source Type: news

Self-harm thoughts postpartum as a marker for long-term morbidity - Iliadis SI, Skalkidou A, Ranstrand H, Georgakis MK, Axfors C, Papadopoulos FC.
INTRODUCTION: Postpartum depression predisposes to maternal affective and somatic disorders. It is important to identify which women are at an increased risk of subsequent morbidity and would benefit from an intensified follow-up. Self-harm thoughts (SHTs)... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Tess Holliday details struggle with 'extreme' postpartum depression  
The 32-year-old took to Instagram on Wednesday to share a photo of herself with her 21-month-old son Bowie, while sharing a candid message about the difficulties of raising two children. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Perfect imperfections: locus of control, perfectionism, and postpartum depression - Jackman LC, Thorsteinsson EB, McNeil DG.
We examined whether locus of control (LOC) moderates the apparent relationship between perfectionism and postpartum depression (PPD). It was predicted that external LOC would moderate the relationship between self-oriented perfectionism and PPD, and social... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

A role for corticotropin-releasing factor signaling in the lateral habenula and its modulation by early-life stress
Centrally released corticotropin-releasing factor or hormone (extrahypothalamic CRF or CRH) in the brain is involved in the behavioral and emotional responses to stress. The lateral habenula (LHb) is an epithalamic brain region involved in value-based decision-making and stress evasion. Through its inhibition of dopamine-mediated reward circuitry, the increased activity of the LHb is associated with addiction, depression, schizophrenia, and behavioral disorders. We found that extrahypothalamic CRF neurotransmission increased neuronal excitability in the LHb. Through its receptor CRFR1 and subsequently protein kinase A (PKA...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - March 6, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Authement, M. E., Langlois, L. D., Shepard, R. D., Browne, C. A., Lucki, I., Kassis, H., Nugent, F. S. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

Maternal depression is associated with injuries in children aged 2-4 years: the Pelotas 2004 Birth Cohort - Siqueira Barcelos R, da Silva Dos Santos I, Matijasevich A, Anselmi L, Barros FC.
INTRODUCTION: Injuries during childhood, which mostly consist of falls, burns, drowning, poisonings and car crashes, are among the main causes of death among children and young adults in several countries. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the association... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Andrea Leadsom: I held tiny baby and felt helpless - we must act on postnatal depression
ANDREA LEADSOM suffered so badly with postnatal depression she could not even bring herself of make a cup of tea. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Specialist postnatal mental health service launches in Suffolk
Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust has officially launched a new specialist service offering help to new mothers with severe postnatal depression and other complex mental health issues. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 23, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Adverse childhood experiences and postpartum depression in home visiting programs: prevalence, association, and mediating mechanisms - Mersky JP, Janczewski CE.
In this study, we examined the prevalence of postpartum depression (PPD) and its association with select demographic factors and antenatal conditions. We also investigated whether greater exposure to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) is assoc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Postpartum depression can linger for years and impact kids ’ behavior
(Reuters Health) - Women whose postpartum depression lasts for several months are at heightened risk of having depression that lingers for years and it may affect their children, showing up as behavior problems and increased depression risk in the teenage years, a UK study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The First Drug For Postpartum Depression Could Be On Its Way
And researchers hope it could treat the condition in days. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 13, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Post-Partum Depression: A Clinical, Not Legal, Issue
(MedPage Today) -- California case has experts calling for better provider education (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - February 8, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nurse Calls Cops After New Mom Seeks Help for Depression Nurse Calls Cops After New Mom Seeks Help for Depression
A package of mental health bills in California aims to ensure that all new moms are screened for postpartum depression and that more support is available for those who struggle with the malady.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Severe Postnatal Depression Doubles Child Behavioral Problems Severe Postnatal Depression Doubles Child Behavioral Problems
Children born to mothers with severe, persistent postnatal depression have twice the risk for behavioral disturbances compared to their counterparts whose mothers are not depressed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

A longitudinal study of women's depression symptom profiles during and after the postpartum phase - Fox M, Sandman CA, Davis EP, Glynn LM.
BACKGROUND: An issue of critical importance for psychiatry and women's health is whether postpartum depression (PPD) represents a unique condition. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders asserts that major depressive disorder (MDD) may p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Skype counselling could help new mums
New mothers suffering from postnatal depression are to be offered counselling online over Skype under plans from NHS England to help women face a 'hugely emotional experience'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Postnatal Depression Tied to Child Behavioral Problems
Persistent and severe PND linked to risk of behavior problems at 3.5 years, lower math grades at 16 (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Postnatal depression has greater impact on children ’ s development when it is persistent and severe.
Postnatal depression which persists beyond 6 months after birth and is severe, increases the risk of children exhibiting behavioural problems, achieving lower GCSE mathematics grades at 16 years and having depression at 18 years of age. Postnatal depression which is persistent (whether moderate or severe) increases mothers ’ risk of continuing to experience depressive symptoms beyond the postnatal year, with high levels found up until 11 years after childbirth. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 31, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: ; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Woman says postpartum depression doctor's visit escalated to police
Jessica Porten, 27, is the mother of a 4-month-old daughter. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Multiple traumas, maternal depression, mother-child relationship, social support, and young children's behavioral problems - Schiff M, Pat-Horenczyk R, Ziv Y, Brom D.
This study examined whether maternal depression, mother-child relationships, and maternal perceived social support mediate the associations between child's exposure to multiple traumatic events and behavioral problems. We recruited a representative sample ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Babies suffer postpartum depression too, scientists find  
At just 18 months old, young children can show biological evidence of added stress. New research by the University of Oregon shows this can be down to a unique connection between cells. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Maternal depression and suicide at immediate prenatal and early postpartum periods and psychosocial risk factors - Shi P, Ren H, Li H, Dai Q.
Maternal depression has been intensively explored; however, less attention has been paid to maternal suicide. No studies to date have observed maternal depression and suicide at immediate prenatal and early postpartum stages. In total, 213 Chinese women we... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

A randomized trial of home visitation for CPS-involved families: the moderating impact of maternal depression and CPS history - Jonson-Reid M, Drake B, Constantino JN, Tandon M, Pons L, Kohl P, Roesch S, Wideman E, Dunnigan A, Auslander W.
Home visitation (HV) interventions may hold promise to improve parenting and prevent child maltreatment recidivism in families reported to child protective services (CPS) with young children, but this has rarely been studied. FINDINGS are presented... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Intergenerational continuity in depression: the importance of time-varying effects, maternal co-morbid health risk behaviors and child's gender - Augustyn MB, Fulco CJ, Henry KL.
Intergenerational continuity in depressive symptoms is well established between mother and child, but there are still important facets of this relationship that are underexplored. We examine intergenerational continuity in depressive symptoms between mothe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Adverse childhood experiences and intimate partner violence during pregnancy and their association to postpartum depression - Mahenge B, St öckl H, Mizinduko M, Mazalale J, Jahn A.
BACKGROUND: Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and intimate partner violence (IPV) are recognized global health problems. Both ACEs and IPV have been linked to adverse physical and mental health problems for both mothers and infants. The aim of this stud... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The effect of sleep pattern changes on postpartum depressive symptoms - Lewis BA, Gjerdingen D, Schuver K, Avery M, Marcus BH.
This study examined the relationship between ch... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Singing can boost post-natal depression recovery
Researchers from the Centre for Performance Science in London found new mothers who struggle with moderate-to-severe symptoms of the condition recover significantly faster if they sing in a group. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Singing can boost postnatal depression recovery
Researchers from the Centre for Performance Science in London found new mothers who struggle with moderate-to-severe symptoms of the condition recover significantly faster if they sing in a group. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Singing 'speeds up' recovery from post-natal depression
Researchers found that women who took part in group singing with their babies experienced a faster improvement in their symptoms. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - January 9, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Medical News Today: ADHD: Could maternal depression be the cause?
ADHD is growing in prevalence, but we are still no nearer to understanding why it occurs. New research asks whether maternal depression might be the key. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: ADHD / ADD Source Type: news

Singing 'speeds up' recovery from post-natal depression
Mothers in group singing sessions with babies have faster improvement in symptoms, a study suggests. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One in four mothers-to-be have mental health issues
Awareness is growing about post-natal depression – but few people know problems can arrive before the baby is born. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Quarter of pregnant women have mental health problems
Simple questions can identify problems, say researchers Related items fromOnMedica Postnatal depression Postnatal depression far more common in previous sufferers 30,000 pregnant women with mental health problems do not get adequate care Large shortfall in mental health care for new mothers, UK survey reveals (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 4, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Understanding the connection between attachment trauma and maternal self-efficacy in depressed mothers - Brazeau N, Reisz S, Jacobvitz D, George C.
Maternal self-efficacy predicts sensitive and responsive caregiving. Low maternal self-efficacy is associated with a higher incidence of postpartum depression. Maternal self-efficacy and postpartum depression can both be buffered by social support. Materna... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Disruptions in the brain are responsible for baby blues
A study from Taft University in Massachusetts showed that a protein in the brain affects a new mother's stress-response system leaving her susceptible to postpartum depression. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Neuroscientists shed light on causes of postpartum depression using new research model
(Tufts University, Health Sciences Campus) Postpartum depression strikes nearly one in five new mothers. Stress is a significant risk factor for this complex condition. Tufts University neuroscientists have generated a novel preclinical model of postpartum depression and demonstrated involvement of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (the neuroendocrine system that mediates physiological response to stress and is normally suppressed during and after pregnancy). These findings in mice provide the first empirical evidence that disruption of this system engenders behaviors mimicking human postpartum depression. (Source: E...
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Maternal relationship quality and peer social acceptance as mediators between child maltreatment and adolescent depressive symptoms: Gender differences - Alto M, Handley E, Rogosch F, Cicchetti D, Toth S.
Childhood maltreatment negatively impacts the development of maternal and peer relationships and may put adolescents at risk for depression. The present study examined gender differences in maternal relationship quality and peer social acceptance as mediat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Development and implementation of a screen-and-refer approach to addressing maternal depression, substance use, and intimate partner violence in home visiting clients - Dauber S, John T, Hogue A, Nugent J, Hernandez G.
Perinatal maternal depression (MD), substance use (SU), and intimate partner violence (IPV) are critical public health concerns with significant negative impacts on child development. Bolstering the capacity of home visiting (HV) programs to address these ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Impact of anger emotional stress before pregnancy on adult male offspring - Wei S, Xiao X, Wang J, Sun S, Li Z, Xu K, Li F, Gao J, Zhu D, Qiao M.
Previous studies have reported that maternal chronic stress or depression is linked to an increased risk of affective disorders in progeny. However, the impact of maternal chronic stress before pregnancy on the progeny of animal models is unknown. We inves... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Delineating the association between mode of delivery and postpartum depression symptoms: a longitudinal study - Eckerdal P, Georgakis MK, Kollia N, Wikstr öm AK, Hogberg U, Skalkidou A.
INTRODUCTION: Although a number of perinatal factors have been implied in the etiology of postpartum depression (PPD), the role of mode of delivery remains controversial. Our aim was to explore the association between mode of delivery and PPD, considering ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Survivors of child maltreatment and postpartum depression: an integrative review - Hutchens BF, Kearney J, Kennedy HP.
INTRODUCTION: An integrative review was performed to explore the relationship between a maternal history of child maltreatment and subsequent postpartum depression (PPD) symptoms. METHODS: Six electronic databases were used to explore the literatur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Eating the placenta does not prevent postpartum depression
Researchers from the  University of Nevada, Las Vegas, found placenta pills do not avoid the 'baby blues', despite boosting certain hormone levels. Supporters claim the organ has valuable nutrients. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Postpartum Depression Is Finally Being Taken Seriously
One in seven women will experience postpartum depression. And the dominant narrative that all women shine in motherhood exacerbates their isolation. Luckily things have started to change. Here are some of the factors behind the turn. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 2, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Annabel Acton, Women at Forbes Source Type: news

Factors associated with postpartum depression in women from low socioeconomic level in Argentina: a hierarchical model approach - Pham D, Cormick G, Amyx MM, Gibbons L, Doty M, Brown A, Norwood A, Daray FM, Althabe F, Beliz án JM.
PURPOSE: to estimate the prevalence of depression at 4-week postpartum using the Edinburgh postpartum Depression Scale (EPDS) in women who delivered in a public maternity hospital in Argentina. METHODS: This prospective cohort study was carried out... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Mental health issues 'affect third of mums'
Sally Bunkham did not initially recognise that she had postnatal depression. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Investigation of the association between quality of life and depressive symptoms during postpartum period: a correlational study - Papamarkou M, Sarafis P, Kaite CP, Malliarou M, Tsounis A, Niakas D.
BACKGROUND: The onset of a major depressive episode is experienced by a large number of women in the weeks or months following delivery. Postpartum depression may deem those women experiencing it incapable of taking care for themselves, their family and th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Dad's Depression Also Boosts Kids' Risk Dad's Depression Also Boosts Kids' Risk
Maternal depression contributes to the risk for depression in children and adolescents, but new research shows paternal depression has an equally deleterious impact on children.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Doctor recalls own experience with postpartum depression
Dr Tara Lynn Frankhouser didn't fully understand the postpartum depression she saw in her patients in her North Carolina practice until she went through itself. She bravely tells of all she went through. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A physician explores her own experience with postpartum depression
(American Academy of Family Physicians) I thought I knew what it meant for patients to hear a diagnosis of postpartum depression, " writes family physician Tara Frankhouser, DO. After the birth of her first child, however, she found that the reality of the condition was much different than she anticipated. In a qualitative study using autoethnography -- a method of self-reflection and analysis of personal and cultural experiences -- Dr. Frankhouser identifies issues that shape the experience of postpartum depression, including standards of intensive mothering, feelings of guilt, and the stigma of mental illness. (Sour...
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news