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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928398/bumetanide-treatment-during-early-development-rescues-maternal-separation-induced-susceptibility-to-stress
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Die Hu, Zhou-Long Yu, Yan Zhang, Ying Han, Wen Zhang, Lin Lu, Jie Shi
Stress is a major risk factor for psychiatric disorders, such as depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, and schizophrenia. Early life stress, such as maternal separation, can have long-term effects on the development of the central nervous system and pathogenesis of psychiatric disorders. In the present study, we found that maternal separation increased the susceptibility to stress in adolescent rats, increased the expression of Na(+)/K(+)/2Cl(-) cotransporter 1 (NKCC1) on postnatal day 14, and increased the expression of K(+)/2Cl(-) cotransporter 2 (KCC2) and γ-aminobutyric acid A (GABAA) receptor subunits on postnatal day 40 in the hippocampus...
September 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925578/combined-fetal-inflammation-and-postnatal-hypoxia-causes-myelin-deficits-and-autism-like-behavior-in-a-rat-model-of-diffuse-white-matter-injury
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Erik van Tilborg, E J Marijke Achterberg, Caren M van Kammen, Annette van der Toorn, Floris Groenendaal, Rick M Dijkhuizen, Cobi J Heijnen, Louk J M J Vanderschuren, Manon N J L Benders, Cora H A Nijboer
Diffuse white matter injury (WMI) is a serious problem in extremely preterm infants, and is associated with adverse neurodevelopmental outcome, including cognitive impairments and an increased risk of autism-spectrum disorders. Important risk factors include fetal or perinatal inflammatory insults and fluctuating cerebral oxygenation. However, the exact mechanisms underlying diffuse WMI are not fully understood and no treatment options are currently available. The use of clinically relevant animal models is crucial to advance knowledge on the pathophysiology of diffuse WMI, allowing the definition of novel therapeutic targets...
September 19, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921607/in-labor-or-in-limbo-the-experiences-of-women-undergoing-induction-of-labor-in-hospital-findings-of-a-qualitative-study
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Annabel Jay, Hilary Thomas, Fiona Brooks
BACKGROUND: Induction of labor currently accounts for around 25% of all births in high-resource countries, yet despite much research into medical aspects, little is known about how women experience this process. This study aimed to explore in depth the induction experience of primiparous women. METHODS: A qualitative study was undertaken, using a sample of 21 first-time mothers from a maternity unit in the south of England. Semi-structured interviews were conducted in women's homes between 3 and 6 weeks postnatally...
September 17, 2017: Birth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919371/perinatal-deficiency-in-dietary-omega-3-fatty-acids-potentiates-sucrose-reward-and-diet-induced-obesity-in-mice
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Stéphanie Auguste, Sandeep Sharma, Alexandre Fisette, Caroline Daneault, Christine Des Rosiers, Stephanie Fulton
Insufficient dietary intake of essential omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (N-3), especially during critical stages of development, is well-associated with negative neurological and metabolic consequences. The increased availability and intake of foods rich in saturated fat coincides with reduced N-3 consumption, yet how N-3 dietary deficiency during perinatal development modulates motivation for palatable food and interacts with a high-fat diet to affect body weight and emotional states is not clear. Pregnant C57Bl6 mice and pups were subjected to diets either deficient or adequate (control) in N-3 until postnatal day 21...
September 14, 2017: International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917088/depression-anxiety-ptsd-and-comorbidity-in-perinatal-women-in-turkey-a-longitudinal-population-based-study
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Pelin Dikmen-Yildiz, Susan Ayers, Louise Phillips
OBJECTIVE: (a) to assess prevalence of depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and their comorbidity among women during the perinatal period (b) to examine course of those disorders from pregnancy to 6 months postpartum (c) to determine the rates of new-onset cases at 4-6 weeks and 6 months postpartum. DESIGN: A longitudinal population-based study in which participants completed psychosocial measures of depression, anxiety and PTSD in pregnancy (n = 950), 4-6 weeks (n = 858) and 6 months (n = 829) after birth...
September 6, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915376/psychometric-properties-of-the-postpartum-bonding-questionnaire-and-correlates-of-mother-infant-bonding-impairment-in-italian-new-mothers
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Alessandra Busonera, Stefania Cataudella, Jessica Lampis, Marco Tommasi, Giulio Cesare Zavattini
OBJECTIVE: impaired maternal bonding is a risk factor for problems with infant well-being and development. The investigation of perinatal variables related to disorders of the mother-infant relationship as well as the administration of reliable and valid screening tools to new mothers in the postpartum can help identify early signs of a disturbed mother-child relationship. The Postpartum Bonding Questionnaire (PBQ) has been shown to be a valid screening instrument, but its dimensional structure is still controversial...
September 1, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915162/the-effect-of-perinatal-gadolinium-based-contrast-agents-on-adult-mice-behavior
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Miski Aghnia Khairinisa, Yusuke Takatsuru, Izuki Amano, Khongorzul Erdene, Takahito Nakajima, Satomi Kameo, Hiroshi Koyama, Yoshito Tsushima, Noriyuki Koibuchi
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to examine the effects of perinatal exposure to gadolinium (Gd)-based contrast agents (GBCAs) on the behavior of adulthood offspring. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Pregnant Balb/C mice (n = 5 per group) were intravenously injected with gadoterate meglumine (Magnescope, macrocyclic GBCA), gadodiamide (Omniscan, linear GBCA), or vehicle from pregnancy day 15 to 19, corresponding to embryonic day 15 to 19 of the fetus, at 2 mmol/kg body weight per day...
September 14, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900372/psychological-stress-has-a-higher-rate-of-developing-addictive-behaviors-compared-to-physical-stress-in-rat-offspring
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Masoud Nazeri, Arezoo Ebrahimi, Iraj Aghaei, Samaneh Ghotbi Ravandi, Mohammad Shabani
Prenatal stress could have great influence on development of offspring and might alter cognitive function and other physiological processes of children. The current study was conducted to study the effect of physical or psychological prenatal stress on addictive and anxiety-like behavior of male and female offspring during their adolescence period (postnatal day (PND) 40). Adult female rats were exposed to physical (swimming) or psychological (observing another female rat swimming) stress from day six of gestation for 10 days...
2017: EXCLI journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899646/early-life-adversity-potentiates-expression-of-addiction-related-traits
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Tristan J Hynes, Catherine S Thomas, Alicia S Zumbusch, Anna Samson, Ioana Petriman, Una Mrdja, Angelique Orr, Emilie Cutts, Bruce G Ruzindana, Alimohamed Hazari, Margaret Zjadewicz, Vedran Lovic
Many individuals sporadically and circumstantially sample addictive drugs, yet few become addicted. The individual vulnerabilities underlying the development of addiction are not well understood. Correlational findings show that early life adversity is associated with a greater propensity to develop drug addiction. However, the mechanisms by which early life adversity increases addiction vulnerability are unknown. Separate lines of research have found that several traits are associated with addiction. Here, we examined the effects of early life adversity on addiction-related traits in adulthood...
September 9, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891432/neonatal-treatment-with-ovarian-hormones-and-suckling-among-distinct-litter-sizes-differential-effects-on-recognition-memory-and-spreading-depression-at-adulthood
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Noranege Epifânio Accioly, Rubem Carlos Araújo Guedes
OBJECTIVES: Ovarian hormones (OH) and early malnutrition may affect the developing brain, with repercussions on behavioral and excitability-dependent processes. However, the possible synergistic effects of both factors have not been analyzed. In this study, we investigated the effect of treatment in early life with OH and suckling among distinct litter sizes on recognition memory, anxiety behavior, and the excitability-dependent phenomenon known as cortical spreading depression (CSD)...
September 10, 2017: Nutritional Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877770/first-trimester-antenatal-depression-and-anxiety-prevalence-and-associated-factors-in-an-urban-population-in-soweto-south-africa
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S Redinger, S A Norris, R M Pearson, L Richter, T Rochat
Depression and anxiety in the antenatal period are of public health concern given potential adverse effects for both mother and infant. Both are under-researched in the first trimester of pregnancy, especially in Africa. We examine the prevalence of first trimester antenatal depression and anxiety in a cohort of South African women and investigate associated risk factors. Data were collected from 946 women (2014-2016) in the Soweto First 1000 Days Cohort, a prospective pregnancy cohort in Soweto, South Africa...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873370/understanding-the-parent-perspective-on-prenatal-consultation-for-fetuses-with-congenital-anomalies
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Loren Berman, Caitlyn Costanzo, Susan Smola, Alison Taggi-Pinto, Francois L Luks
INTRODUCTION: An increasing number of congenital anomalies are diagnosed prenatally. Understanding the implications of these diagnoses on the life of their child is critical for parents, and the surgical consultation is often the primary venue for this education. Little is known about the parent perspective on prenatal consultation. METHODS: Parents undergoing prenatal consultation were identified and in-depth interviews were conducted to explore the following: understanding of the diagnosis, preparedness for postnatal course, and suggestions for improvement...
September 6, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866296/relation-of-plasma-tryptophan-concentrations-during-pregnancy-to-maternal-sleep-and-mental-well-being-the-gusto-cohort
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Linde van Lee, Shirong Cai, See Ling Loy, Elaine K H Tham, Fabian K P Yap, Keith M Godfrey, Peter D Gluckman, Lynette P C Shek, Oon Hoe Teoh, Daniel Y T Goh, Kok Hian Tan, Yap Seng Chong, Michael J Meaney, Helen Chen, Birit F P Broekman, Mary F F Chong
BACKGROUND: Evidence suggests a relation between plasma tryptophan concentrations and sleep and mental well-being. As no studies have been performed in pregnant women, we studied the relation of plasma tryptophan concentrations during pregnancy with sleep quality, and mood during and after pregnancy. METHODS: Pregnant women (n = 572) from the Growing Up in Singapore Towards healthy Outcomes study completed the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) and the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) at 26-28 weeks gestation and three months post-delivery...
August 23, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866286/infant-massage-improves-attitudes-toward-childbearing-maternal-satisfaction-and-pleasure-in-parenting
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Sónia Vicente, Manuela Veríssimo, Eva Diniz
The first year of motherhood is a period of growth and adaptation in women's lives with several challenges such as identifying the baby's needs and giving appropriate answers, so that mother and baby get to know each other and form a strong bond. Infant massage is one of the approaches that make an important contribution to the psychological and physiological wellbeing of both baby and mother, helping to form a harmonious relationship. This longitudinal study assessed the benefits of infant massage in the relationship between mother and baby, from birth to 12 months old...
August 31, 2017: Infant Behavior & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852125/irf2bp2-deficient-microglia-block-the-anxiolytic-effect-of-enhanced-postnatal-care
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Aswin Hari, Shelly A Cruz, Zhaohong Qin, Pascal Couture, Ragnar O Vilmundarson, Hua Huang, Alexandre F R Stewart, Hsiao-Huei Chen
Enhanced postnatal care (EPC) increases resilience to adversity in adulthood. Since microglia participate in shaping neural circuits, we asked how ablation of an inflammation-suppressing factor IRF2BP2 (Interferon Regulatory Factor 2 Binding Protein 2) in microglia would affect the responses to EPC. Mice lacking IRF2BP2 in microglia (KO) and littermate controls (WT) were subjected to EPC during the first 3 weeks after birth. EPC reduced anxiety in WT but not KO mice. This was associated with reduced inflammatory cytokine expression in the hypothalamus...
August 29, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846961/prevalence-trends-of-pre-and-postnatal-depression-in-japanese-women-a-population-based-longitudinal-study
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Kenji Takehara, Yoshiyuki Tachibana, Keiko Yoshida, Rintaro Mori, Naoko Kakee, Takahiko Kubo
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to describe the prevalence trends of pre- and postnatal depression, via measures of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) total and factor scores, from 20 weeks' gestation to 3 months postpartum, stratified by parity, in a Japanese female population. METHODS: A longitudinal, population-based study was conducted among perinatal women giving birth at maternity facilities in Setagaya area of Tokyo, Japan. Of the 1775 women who participated, 1311 women met the inclusion criteria of this analysis...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844350/high-incidence-of-body-image-dissatisfaction-in-pregnancy-and-the-postnatal-period-associations-with-depression-anxiety-body-mass-index-and-weight-gain-during-pregnancy
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Chutima Roomruangwong, Buranee Kanchanatawan, Sunee Sirivichayakul, Michael Maes
This study aimed to delineate the prevalence of body image dissatisfaction in pregnant women and parturients in relation to depression and anxiety symptoms. We assessed 126 pregnant women during the third trimester and 2-3days and 4-6weeks after delivery using the Body Image Scale (BIS). Many pregnant participants (34.1%) showed body image dissatisfaction (BIS score ≤3) which was associated with current antenatal depression, severity of depression, a lifetime history of mood disorders, trait anxiety, body mass index (BMI) and weight gain during pregnancy...
October 2017: Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare: Official Journal of the Swedish Association of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843870/trauma-and-traumatic-stress-in-a-sample-of-pregnant-women
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Bizu Gelaye, Qiu-Yue Zhong, Archana Basu, Elizabeth J Levey, Marta B Rondon, Sixto Sanchez, Karestan C Koenen, David C Henderson, Michelle A Williams
OBJECTIVE: To examine the construct validity of the 9 item Traumatic Events Questionnaire (TEQ) and to evaluate the extent to which experiences of trauma assessed using the TEQ are associated with symptoms of psychiatric disorders among 3342 pregnant women in Lima, Peru. METHODS: Symptoms of depression were assessed using the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) and Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) while the PTSD Checklist-civilian (PCL-C) and Generalized Anxiety Disorder-7 (GAD-7) were used to assess symptoms of PTSD and generalized anxiety...
August 15, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826637/sex-differences-in-the-effects-of-pre-and-postnatal-caffeine-exposure-on-behavior-and-synaptic-proteins-in-pubescent-rats
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Cássia Sallaberry, Ana Paula Ardais, Andréia Rocha, Maurício Felisberto Borges, Gabriela T Fioreze, Sabrina Mioranzza, Fernanda Nunes, Natália Pagnussat, Paulo Henrique S Botton, Lisiane O Porciúncula
Few studies have addressed the effects of caffeine in the puberty and/or adolescence in a sex dependent manner. Considering that caffeine intake has increased in this population, we investigated the behavioral and synaptic proteins changes in pubescent male and female rats after maternal consumption of caffeine. Adult female Wistar rats started to receive water or caffeine (0.1 and 0.3g/L in drinking water; low and moderate dose, respectively) during the active cycle at weekdays, two weeks before mating. The treatment lasted up to weaning and the offspring received caffeine until the onset of puberty (30-34days old)...
August 18, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822057/short-term-exposure-to-enriched-environment-in-adult-rats-restores-mk-801-induced-cognitive-deficits-and-gabaergic-interneuron-immunoreactivity-loss
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Ane Murueta-Goyena, Naiara Ortuzar, Pascual Gargiulo, José Vicente Lafuente, Harkaitz Bengoetxea
Perinatal injections of N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonist in rodents emulate some cognitive impairments and neurochemical alterations, such as decreased GABAergic (gamma aminobutyric acid) interneuron immunoreactivity, also found in schizophrenia. These features are pervasive, and developing neuroprotective or neurorestorative strategies is of special interest. In this work, we aimed to investigate if a short exposure to enriched environment (EE) in early adulthood (P55-P73) was an effective strategy to improve cognitive dysfunction and to restore interneuron expression in medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) and hippocampus (HPC)...
August 18, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
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