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Archives of Women's Mental Health

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230558/psychiatric-comorbidity-and-intimate-partner-violence-among-women-who-inject-drugs-in-europe-a-cross-sectional-study
#1
Judit Tirado-Muñoz, Gail Gilchrist, Gabriele Fischer, Avril Taylor, Jacek Moskalewicz, Cinzia Giammarchi, Birgit Köchl, Alison Munro, Katarzyna Dąbrowska, April Shaw, Lucia Di Furia, Isabella Leeb, Caroline Hopf, Marta Torrens
Women who inject drugs (WWID) are an especially vulnerable group of drug users. This study determined the prevalence of psychiatric comorbidity and intimate partrner violence (IPV), and factors associated with psychiatric comorbidity among WWID recruited from drug treatment services (67%) and harm reduction services in five European regions in Austria, Catalonia, Italy, Poland, and Scotland. Psychiatric comorbidity was assessed among 226 WWID using the Dual Diagnosis Screening Instrument. IPV was assessed using the Composite Abuse Scale and injecting and sexual risk behaviors were assessed using a battery of questionnaires adapted and developed for the study...
December 11, 2017: Archives of Women's Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168024/teenage-pregnancy-and-long-term-mental-health-outcomes-among-indigenous-women-in-canada
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Chloé G Xavier, Hilary K Brown, Anita C Benoit
Our objectives were to (1) compare the risks for poor long-term mental health outcomes among indigenous women with and without a teenage pregnancy and (2) determine if community and cultural factors modify this risk. We conducted a secondary analysis of the 2012 Aboriginal Peoples Survey. Respondents were women aged 25 to 49 years who had given birth to at least one child. Teenage mothers (age at first birth 13 to 19 years; n = 1330) were compared to adult mothers (age at first birth 20 years or older; n = 2630)...
November 22, 2017: Archives of Women's Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168023/oxytocin-and-parenting-behavior-among-impoverished-mothers-with-low-vs-high-early-life-stress
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Megan M Julian, Katherine L Rosenblum, Jenalee R Doom, Christy Y Y Leung, Julie C Lumeng, Michelle Gómez Cruz, Delia M Vazquez, Alison L Miller
Recent work suggests that key aspects of sensitive parenting (e.g., warmth, emotional attunement) may be shaped in part by biology, specifically the neuropeptide oxytocin. However, some studies have found that oxytocin may not act in expected ways in higher-risk populations (e.g., those with postnatal depression or borderline personality disorder). This study examined the relation between oxytocin and parenting among mothers with varying levels of early life stress. Forty low-income mothers and their 34- to 48-month-old child participated in this study...
November 22, 2017: Archives of Women's Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124444/risk-factors-for-unplanned-pregnancy-in-women-with-mental-illness-living-in-a-developing-country
#4
Elsa du Toit, Esme Jordaan, Dana Niehaus, Liezl Koen, Jukka Leppanen
Pregnant women in general are at an increased risk of experiencing symptoms of mental illness, and those living in a developing country are even more vulnerable. Research points towards a causal relationship between unplanned pregnancy and perinatal mental illness and suggests that pregnancy planning can aid in reducing the negative impact of mental illness on a woman, her unborn baby, and the rest of the family. In this quantitative, descriptive study, we investigated both socio-demographic factors and variables relating to mental illness itself that may place women at an increased risk of experiencing unplanned pregnancy...
November 9, 2017: Archives of Women's Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116416/postpartum-outcomes-of-a-pilot-prenatal-care-based-psychosocial-intervention-for-ptsd-during-pregnancy
#5
Linda Weinreb, Melodie Wenz-Gross, Carole Upshur
This study examines postpartum posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms and secondary outcomes including postpartum depression and birth outcomes for pregnant women who screened positive for PTSD and received a psychosocial education intervention compared to women with PTSD in the usual prenatal care setting. All women entering prenatal care at two federally qualified health centers were screened for symptoms of current PTSD; one site was selected randomly to have prenatal care advocates deliver eight Seeking Safety topics for women with clinical or subclinical PTSD...
November 7, 2017: Archives of Women's Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101480/use-and-misuse-of-the-edinburgh-postnatal-depression-scale-epds-a-ten-point-survival-analysis
#6
EDITORIAL
John Cox
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 4, 2017: Archives of Women's Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090362/case-report-domperidone-use-as-a-galactagogue-resulting-in-withdrawal-symptoms-upon-discontinuation
#7
Marley Doyle, Mila Grossman
We present a case of domperidone withdrawal in a woman using the medication as a galactagogue. Our primary goal is to increase the literature available to providers who work with women who are breastfeeding. We evaluated a woman presenting to our reproductive psychiatry clinic for consultation regarding anxiety and agitation in the context of domperidone discontinuation. We evaluated the available literature regarding domperidone as a galactagogue, as well as the literature regarding adverse effects. The patient presented with withdrawal symptoms after gradual taper and discontinuation of domperidone...
October 31, 2017: Archives of Women's Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080991/the-impact-of-maternal-flood-related-stress-and-social-support-on-offspring-weight-in-early-childhood
#8
Emily B Kroska, Michael W O'Hara, Guillaume Elgbeili, Kimberly J Hart, David P Laplante, Kelsey N Dancause, Suzanne King
The current study examined the moderating role of social support in the association between prenatal maternal stress (PNMS) and childhood body mass index (BMI) in the context of the Iowa floods of 2008. In addition, the mediating role of offspring birthweight was examined in the association between PNMS and childhood BMI. We recruited women from eastern Iowa who were pregnant in 2008 when disastrous floods occurred. Self-report measures of PNMS and cognitive appraisal of the flood's consequences were obtained shortly after the disaster...
October 28, 2017: Archives of Women's Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080050/development-of-a-women-s-mental-health-curriculum-and-evolution-to-a-women-s-mental-health-area-of-concentration-in-a-psychiatry-residency-program
#9
Priya Gopalan, Jody Glance, Robin Valpey, Heather Joseph, Neeta Shenai
In 2014, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health emphasized the importance of women's health education, particularly in the realm of behavioral health. In order to support the professional interests of psychiatry trainees, a women's mental health study group (WMHSG) was developed and implemented. The WMHSG aimed primarily to supplement the resident curriculum and promote consideration of careers in women's mental health. After successful implementation, the curriculum was formalized into a Women's Mental Health Area of Concentration within the Department of Psychiatry's residency training program...
October 27, 2017: Archives of Women's Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071455/assessment-of-significant-psychological-distress-at-the-end-of-pregnancy-and-associated-factors
#10
L Lorén-Guerrero, A Gascón-Catalán, D Pasierb, M A Romero-Cardiel
The aim of this study is to study the prevalence of mental distress at the end of pregnancy and after birth and the impact of selected socio-demographic and obstetric factors. This is a cross-sectional study. The sample is consisted of 351 puerperal women at the age of 18 and over. Sociodemographic, obstetric variables were collected to detect significant psychological distress; the instrument used was General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-28). Logistic multivariable regressions were used to investigate associations...
October 25, 2017: Archives of Women's Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067551/the-association-of-exercise-during-pregnancy-with-trimester-specific-and-postpartum-quality-of-life-and-depressive-symptoms-in-a-cohort-of-healthy-pregnant-women
#11
Kelsey Campolong, Sarah Jenkins, Matthew M Clark, Kristi Borowski, Nancy Nelson, Katherine M Moore, William V Bobo
Few published studies have examined the relationship between exercise during pregnancy, quality of life (QOL), and postpartum depressive symptoms in healthy pregnant women. A prospective cohort of 578 healthy pregnant women were followed during their pregnancy through 6 months postpartum. Levels of self-reported exercise and QOL before, during, and following pregnancy were assessed using standardized questionnaires during each trimester of pregnancy and 6 months postpartum. Depressive symptoms were assessed using the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) at 28 weeks gestation and 6 weeks postpartum...
October 24, 2017: Archives of Women's Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067550/stability-of-the-pregnancy-obsessive-compulsive-personality-disorder-symptoms-checklist
#12
Kiki E M van Broekhoven, Annemiek Karreman, Esther E Hartman, Victor J M Pop
Because stability over time is central to the definition of personality disorder, aim of the current study was to determine the stability of the Pregnancy Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD) Symptoms Checklist (N = 199 women). Strong positive correlations between assessments at 32 weeks of pregnancy and 2 and 3-3.5 years after childbirth were found (r between .62-.72), and the group mean score did not change over time. The Pregnancy OCPD Symptoms Checklist assesses stable, trait-like symptoms of OCPD...
October 24, 2017: Archives of Women's Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067549/relationship-of-bipolar-disorder-with-psychiatric-comorbidity-in-the-postpartum-period-a-scoping-review
#13
REVIEW
Verinder Sharma
Childbirth can trigger a variety of psychiatric disorders; however, no disorder is as profoundly affected by childbirth as bipolar disorder. Rates of psychiatric comorbidity especially anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, and substance use disorders are quite high in individuals with bipolar disorder. The purpose of this scoping review is to ascertain the effect of childbirth on the relationship between the onset of bipolar disorder and comorbid psychiatric disorders. On June 27, 2017, a search of the Medline, PsycINFO, CINHAL, EMBASE, SCOPUS, COCHRANE, and ISI-Web of Science (WOS) databases was performed using the terms mental disorders, mental disease, major depressive disorder, major depression, depression, panic disorder, bipolar disorder, comorbidity, anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, schizophrenia, eating disorders, reactive attachment disorder, childbirth, parturition, puerperium, postpartum, postpartum period and postnatal period...
October 24, 2017: Archives of Women's Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063202/vitex-agnus-castus-for-premenstrual-syndrome-and-premenstrual-dysphoric-disorder-a-systematic-review
#14
REVIEW
Raphael O Cerqueira, Benicio N Frey, Emilie Leclerc, Elisa Brietzke
The objective of this study was to evaluate whether Vitex agnus castus is a safe and effective treatment for PMS and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) and to discuss the implications of these findings for clinical practice. A systematic review of literature was conducted using PubMed and Scielo databases. The inclusion criteria were randomized controlled trials (RCT) using V. agnus castus in individuals with PMS or PMDD that compared this intervention with placebo or an active comparator and included a description of blinding and dropouts/withdrawals...
October 23, 2017: Archives of Women's Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063201/a-population-based-study-of-the-relationship-between-perinatal-depressive-symptoms-and-breastfeeding-a-cross-lagged-panel-study
#15
Silje Marie Haga, Carina Lisøy, Filip Drozd, Lisbeth Valla, Kari Slinning
Studies suggest that perinatal depression and breastfeeding co-vary, but determining the relationship between breastfeeding and perinatal depression has proved challenging. A bidirectional association has been suggested, implying that depression may impact on breastfeeding and that breastfeeding might influence depressive symptoms. The present study aimed to contribute to the understanding of the relationship between perinatal depression and breastfeeding in a population-based sample where we used structural equation modeling (SEM) techniques to investigate cross-lagged and autoregressive effects as well as concurrent associations...
October 23, 2017: Archives of Women's Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046965/mother-infant-bonding-in-the-postpartum-period-assessment-of-the-impact-of-pre-delivery-factors-in-a-clinical-sample
#16
Borja Farré-Sender, Anna Torres, Estel Gelabert, Susana Andrés, Alba Roca, Gracia Lasheras, Manuel Valdés, Lluïsa Garcia-Esteve
This study aims to examine the extent to which a variety of pre-delivery factors (demographic, reproductive, psychological, psychiatric, and psychopathological) predict disturbances in mother-infant bonding (MIB) in the postpartum period. Two hundred fifty-one pregnant women enrolled at a public perinatal psychiatric service were assessed between the first and second trimester of pregnancy and at 6-7 weeks after delivery. During pregnancy, the psychological risk factors were assessed with the Vulnerable Personality Style Questionnaire, the Marital Adjustment Scale, the Early Trauma Inventory, and the General Health Questionnaire...
October 18, 2017: Archives of Women's Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034410/caste-matters-perceived-discrimination-among-women-in-rural-india
#17
Jasmine Khubchandani, Apurv Soni, Nisha Fahey, Nitin Raithatha, Anusha Prabhakaran, Nancy Byatt, Tiffany A Moore Simas, Ajay Phatak, Milagros Rosal, Somashekhar Nimbalkar, Jeroan J Allison
The aim of this study is to examine the relationship of caste and class with perceived discrimination among pregnant women from rural western India. A cross-sectional survey was administered to 170 pregnant women in rural Gujarat, India, who were enrolled in a longitudinal cohort study. The Everyday Discrimination Scale and the Experiences of Discrimination questionnaires were used to assess perceived discrimination and response to discrimination. Based on self-report caste, women were classified into three categories with increasing historical disadvantage: General, Other Backward Castes (OBC), and Scheduled Caste or Tribes (SC/ST)...
October 15, 2017: Archives of Women's Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027013/a-systematic-review-of-maternal-antidepressant-use-in-pregnancy-and-short-and-long-term-offspring-s-outcomes
#18
REVIEW
Stephanie L Prady, Inna Hanlon, Lorna K Fraser, Antonina Mikocka-Walus
The relative safety of antidepressants during pregnancy has received substantial attention, but most syntheses fail to account for mental illness effects. We aimed to evaluate the literature comparing low birth weight (LBW) and neurodevelopmental and neurobehavioural outcomes for children whose mothers took antidepressants in pregnancy compared to those whose mothers had common mental disorders, or symptoms, but who did not take antidepressants during pregnancy. A systematic review was conducted searching PubMed, MEDLINE, PsycINFO and Embase in January 2015...
October 12, 2017: Archives of Women's Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022126/a-systematic-review-of-cortisol-thyroid-stimulating-hormone-and-prolactin-in-peripartum-women-with-major-depression
#19
REVIEW
Mercedes J Szpunar, Barbara L Parry
Pregnancy and postpartum are periods of high susceptibility to major depression (MD) and other mood disorders. The peripartum period is also a time of considerable changes in the levels of hormones, including cortisol, thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), prolactin, gonadotropins, and gonadal steroids. To investigate the relationship between mood and hormonal changes during and after pregnancy, we reviewed published reports of hormonal measures during this time frame, searched via PubMed and Web of Science. Studies were included if women in the antepartum or postpartum periods were clinically diagnosed with MD, and if there were repeated measures of cortisol, TSH, or prolactin...
October 11, 2017: Archives of Women's Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956168/continuity-of-midwifery-carer-moderates-the-effects-of-prenatal-maternal-stress-on-postnatal-maternal-wellbeing-the-queensland-flood-study
#20
Sue Kildea, Gabrielle Simcock, Aihua Liu, Guillaume Elgbeili, David P Laplante, Adele Kahler, Marie-Paule Austin, Sally Tracy, Sue Kruske, Mark Tracy, Michael W O'Hara, Suzanne King
Poor postnatal mental health is a major public health issue, and risk factors include experiencing adverse life events during pregnancy. We assessed whether midwifery group practice, compared to standard hospital care, would protect women from the negative impact of a sudden-onset flood on postnatal depression and anxiety. Women either received midwifery group practice care in pregnancy, in which they were allocated a primary midwife who provided continuity of care, or they received standard hospital care provided by various on-call and rostered medical staff...
September 27, 2017: Archives of Women's Mental Health
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