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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437764/the-use-of-lithium-for-the-treatment-of-bipolar-disorder-recommendations-from-clinical-practice-guidelines
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Gin S Malhi, Danielle Gessler, Tim Outhred
BACKGROUND: Lithium is an effective mood stabilizer that is used principally for the management of bipolar disorder (BD). Its administration is complex and often requires sophisticated management and assiduous monitoring. When considering the use of lithium therapy for bipolar disorder, clinicians are advised to refer to recommendations outlined in clinical practice guidelines (CPGs); but because of varying emphases placed by different international CPGs, recommendations addressing the practical use of lithium lack consistency...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374064/probable-postpartum-hypomania-and-depression-in-a-south-african-cohort
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Janine Pingo, Leigh L van den Heuvel, Bavinisha Vythylingum, Soraya Seedat
The aim of this study was to evaluate the frequency of, and factors associated with, postpartum hypomania (PPH) and postpartum depression (PPD) in a South African sample. Data from 57 women were analysed as part of a larger prospective study of maternal stress in pregnancy. On day 3 postpartum, women were assessed for probable PPH using the Highs scale. On day 3 and at week 6, probable PPD was assessed using the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS), while social support was evaluated using the Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS)...
April 4, 2017: Archives of Women's Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297592/a-systematized-review-of-atypical-antipsychotics-in-pregnant-women-balancing-between-risks-of-untreated-illness-and-risks-of-drug-related-adverse-effects
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Sarah Tosato, Umberto Albert, Simona Tomassi, Felice Iasevoli, Claudia Carmassi, Silvia Ferrari, Maria Giulia Nanni, Alessandra Nivoli, Umberto Volpe, Anna Rita Atti, Andrea Fiorillo
OBJECTIVE: To summarize risks related to (1) illness and (2) second-generation antipsychotic (SGA) treatment in pregnant women and their offspring. Concerning illness-related risks, we focused on bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, psychiatric disorders for which SGAs are preferentially prescribed. DATA SOURCES: PubMed, Ovid, Scopus, PsycINFO, and Cochrane Library were searched from the date of the first available article to October 2015 using the following key terms: pregnancy OR gestation OR bipolar disorder OR schizophrenia...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089169/the-role-of-n-3-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-n-3pufas-in-affective-disorders
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Valentina Ciappolino, Giuseppe Delvecchio, Carlo Agostoni, Alessandra Mazzocchi, Alfredo Carlo Altamura, Paolo Brambilla
BACKGROUND: Among emerging treatments for depressive disorders several studies suggested that n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3PUFAs) supplementation can be used. However, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) differ in terms of biochemistry, metabolism and therapeutic effects. Therefore, a clear picture of their specific and different role on affective disorders has not yet emerged. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effects of n-3PUFAs on affective disorders including major depression, bipolar disorder and perinatal depression...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040641/psychopharmacological-drug-utilization-patterns-in-pregnant-women-with-bipolar-disorder-a-nationwide-register-based-study
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S C Broeks, H Thisted Horsdal, K Glejsted Ingstrup, C Gasse
BACKGROUND: Bipolar disorder is often associated with a lifetime indication for treatment with psychotropic drugs, thus pregnant women face the dilemma whether to continue treatment or not. This study describes the psychopharmacological drug utilization patterns among women with bipolar disorder from 12 months preconception to 12 months postpartum. METHODS: We conducted a register-based cohort study among all Danish women aged 15-55 with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, who gave birth to their first and singleton child between January 1997 and December 2012...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992666/lithium-toxicity-in-a-pregnant-woman
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Nasim Zamani, Maryam Paeezi, Hossein Hassanian-Moghaddam
Lithium is recommended in bipolar disorder and can be accompanied by significant toxicity in pregnant women. A 25-year-old single-gestation pregnant woman (28 weeks) was referred with suspicion of lithium toxicity. Serum lithium was 2.1 meq/L. Despite conservative therapy with intravenous fluids, lithium concentration increased to 5.0 meq/L 6 hr after admission mandating an emergent haemodialysis during which foetal heart rate decreased to 90 bpm. The gynaecologist ordered termination of pregnancy while the mother was still on haemodialysis...
December 19, 2016: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938868/antenatal-and-postnatal-risk-factors-of-postpartum-depression-symptoms-in-thai-women-a-case-control-study
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Chutima Roomruangwong, Sinaporn Withayavanitchai, Michael Maes
OBJECTIVE: To examine the effects of different predictors on the incidence and severity of postpartum depression (PPD) symptoms in a Thai population. METHODS: In this case control study we delineate the clinical, demographic and socio-economic risk factors associated with PPD symptoms. We used the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) 4-6 weeks postpartum to divide parturients into those with (n = 53) and without (n = 260) PPD using a cutoff score of 11...
December 2016: Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare: Official Journal of the Swedish Association of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927846/risk-of-postpartum-psychosis-after-ivf-treatment-a-nationwide-case-control-study
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Josefin Vikström, Ann Josefsson, Mats Hammar, Marie Bladh, Gunilla Sydsjö
STUDY QUESTION: Is the risk of postpartum psychosis (PPP) increased in women who give birth after IVF treatment compared to after spontaneous conception? SUMMARY ANSWER: The risk of PPP is not higher in the group of women who give birth after IVF treatment compared with women who give birth after spontaneous conception. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Women who conceive using IVF treatment can experience higher levels of pregnancy-specific distress and are at increased risk of pre-eclampsia, an immune-related condition which in turn has been linked to PPP, as well as other pregnancy and delivery complications, which also serve as PPP risk factors...
January 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903039/management-of-bipolar-disorder-over-the-perinatal-period
#9
Philip Boyce, Anne Buist
BACKGROUND: Women with bipolar disorder have a high risk of relapse following childbirth. The risk of relapse can be reduced by mood stabilisers, but they are potentially harmful to the developing fetus. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this article is to provide an up-to-date review of the strategies for managing women with bipolar disorder over the perinatal period. DISCUSSION: Discussing the risks of taking mood stabilisers or having a medication-free pregnancy is essential for women with bipolar disorder...
December 2016: Australian Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892736/therapeutics-of-postpartum-depression
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Michael Thomson, Verinder Sharma
Postpartum depression is a prevalent disorder affecting many women of reproductive age. Despite increasing public awareness, it is frequently underdiagnosed and undertreated leading to significant maternal morbidity and adverse child outcomes. When identified, postpartum depression is usually treated as major depressive disorder. Many studies have identified the postpartum as a period of high risk for first presentations and relapses of bipolar disorder. Areas covered: This article reviews the acute and prophylactic treatment of postpartum major depressive disorder, bipolar depression and major depressive disorder with mixed features...
December 9, 2016: Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889597/is-there-any-association-between-toxoplasma-gondii-infection-and-bipolar-disorder-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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João Luís Vieira Monteiro de Barros, Izabela Guimarães Barbosa, Haitham Salem, Natalia Pessoa Rocha, Arthur Kummer, Olaoluwa O Okusaga, Jair C Soares, Antonio Lucio Teixeira
BACKGROUND: The relationship between Toxoplasma gondii infection and the development of bipolar disorder (BD) has long been investigated, yet to date it is still poorly understood and documented. The aim of this review is to derive a summary estimate of the strength of the association between infection with T. gondii and BD from the available published studies. METHODS: A systematic review was performed using PubMed, LILACS, PsycINFO, and Embase databases. Studies which included a proportion of seropositive BD patients and controls were further examined in a meta-analysis...
February 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857964/women-with-postpartum-weight-retention-have-delayed-wake-times-and-decreased-sleep-efficiency-during-the-perinatal-period-a-brief-report
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K M Sharkey, G M Boni, J A Quattrucci, S Blatch, S N Carr
OBJECTIVE: This study assessed sleep and circadian rhythms across the perinatal period in new mothers with and without postpartum weight retention (PPWR). METHODS: Weight was measured at 2 and 16 weeks postpartum in 21 women with previous major depression or bipolar disorder (mean age 29.5±4.7 years) who self-reported pre-pregnancy weight during third trimester. Wrist actigraphy was acquired at 33 weeks gestation and postpartum weeks 2, 6, and 16. Circadian phase was measured at 33 weeks gestation and 6 weeks postpartum...
September 2016: Sleep Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856157/the-serological-evidence-for-maternal-influenza-as-risk-factor-for-psychosis-in-offspring-is-insufficient-critical-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Jean-Paul Selten, Fabian Termorshuizen
Maternal influenza during pregnancy has been suggested to increase the psychosis risk for the offspring. This hypothesis has been tested using "ecological" studies, which examined the risk for individuals born after epidemics, and "serological" studies, based on serological evidence. A study of the latter type obtained an increased schizophrenia risk for individuals exposed during the first trimester. A second study found a relationship between influenza at any time during gestation and risk for bipolar disorder with psychotic features...
November 14, 2016: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852343/pregnancy-and-bipolar-disorder-the-risk-of-recurrence-when-discontinuing-treatment-with-mood-stabilisers-a-systematic-review
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Erik Roj Larsen, Kristina Saric
OBJECTIVE: Bipolar disorder in pregnancy may be difficult to treat. The dilemma is whether the women should continue medication throughout pregnancy, and maybe accept a minor risk to harm their unborn child, or discontinue medication and increase the risk of recurrence, which can lead to maternal morbidity, thereby endangering themselves and their foetus. Design and methods In September 2016, three electronic search databases; PubMed, Scopus and PsycInfo, were used searching for clinical trials concerning this question...
November 17, 2016: Acta Neuropsychiatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810616/exposure-to-tobacco-smoke-in-utero-or-during-early-childhood-and-risk-of-hypomania-prospective-birth-cohort-study
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D F Mackay, J J Anderson, J P Pell, S Zammit, D J Smith
OBJECTIVES: Using data from a prospective birth cohort, we aimed to test for an association between exposure to tobacco smoke in utero or during early development and the experience of hypomania assessed in young adulthood. METHODS: We used data on 2957 participants from a large birth cohort (Avon longitudinal study of parents and children [ALSPAC]). The primary outcome of interest was hypomania, and the secondary outcome was "hypomania plus previous psychotic experiences (PE)"...
January 2017: European Psychiatry: the Journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809629/prophylactic-use-of-olanzapine-and-quetiapine-from-pregnancy-to-the-postpartum-period-in-women-with-bipolar-disorder-a-case-series
#16
Faruk Uguz
The management of bipolar disorder in pregnant and postpartum women is one of the most difficult issues in clinical practice. Data on the efficacy of mood stabilizers, except lithium and antipsychotics, in the maintenance treatment of bipolar disorders during pregnancy and postpartum period are very limited. This report presents results of prophylaxis with olanzapine and quetiapine with regard to affective episodes in pregnancy to the postpartum period.
November 22, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793111/bipolar-disorder-in-pregnancy-and-childbirth-a-systematic-review-of-outcomes
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Marie Rusner, Marie Berg, Cecily Begley
BACKGROUND: Bipolar Disorder (BD) is a mental disorder usually diagnosed between 18 and 30 years of age; this coincides with the period when many women experience pregnancy and childbirth. As specific problems have been reported in pregnancy and childbirth when the mother has BD, a systematic review was carried out to summarise the outcomes of pregnancy and childbirth, in mother and child, when the mother has BD diagnosed before pregnancy. METHODS: An a priori protocol was designed and a systematic search conducted in PubMed, CINAHL, Scopus, PsycINFO and Cochrane databases in March 2015...
October 28, 2016: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769136/peripartum-management-of-bipolar-disorder-what-do-the-latest-guidelines-recommend
#18
Verinder Sharma, Sapna Sharma
Many women with bipolar disorder experience significant morbidity during pregnancy and the postpartum period. The use of evidence-based and up-to-date guidelines has the potential to improve maternal and neonatal care. We review the latest clinical practice guidelines to gather recommendations for the peripartum management of bipolar disorder. Areas covered: Three electronic databases, MEDLINE/PubMed, the Cochrane Library, and the National Guidelines Clearinghouse were searched using various combinations of the following terms: bipolar disorder, pregnancy, postpartum, peripartum, puerperal, antenatal, postnatal, and guidelines...
October 21, 2016: Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27744125/gestational-maternal-c-reactive-protein-and-risk-of-bipolar-disorder-among-young-individuals-in-a-nationwide-birth-cohort
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Roshan Chudal, Andre Sourander, Heljä-Marja Surcel, Dan Sucksdorff, Susanna Hinkka-Yli-Salomäki, Alan S Brown
OBJECTIVES: C-reactive protein (CRP) is a well-established general marker of inflammation from both infectious and noninfectious exposures. Previous studies have shown that maternal CRP is associated with an increased risk of autism and schizophrenia. The aim of this study was to examine the association between early to mid-gestational serum CRP levels, prospectively assayed in maternal sera, and the risk of bipolar disorder (BPD). METHODS: This study is derived from the Finnish Prenatal Study of Bipolar Disorder (FIPS-B), based on a nested case-control study design...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27738382/maternal-and-fetal-outcomes-after-lamotrigine-use-in-pregnancy-a-retrospective-analysis-from-an-urban-maternal-mental-health-centre-in-new-zealand
#20
Chandni Prakash, Susan Hatters-Friedman, Charmian Moller-Olsen, Abigail North
INTRODUCTION: Pregnancy is a vulnerable period for recurrence of bipolar disorder. Discontinuation of mood stabilisers during pregnancy and the postpartum period can significantly increase the risk of recurrence of bipolar disorder. Lamotrigine is an anti-epileptic drug that has been approved for the maintenance treatment of bipolar disorder. Epilepsy literature has indicated that lamotrigine has a reassuring safety profile in pregnancy but there is little information on its effectiveness and safety in pregnant women with mental disorders...
August 15, 2016: Psychopharmacology Bulletin
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