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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...
November 28, 2016: Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878386/associated-symptoms-of-depression-patterns-of-change-during-pregnancy
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Rita T Amiel Castro, Claudia Pinard Anderman, Vivette Glover, Thomas G O'Connor, Ulrike Ehlert, Martin Kammerer
Little is known about the natural course of depressive symptoms and associated features throughout pregnancy. We examined the course of some psychological and somatic symptoms in each month of pregnancy in a normative sample. A consecutive, unselected sample of women (N = 374) were interviewed retrospectively at 6 weeks postpartum with the Structured Clinical Interview (DSM-IV). Women were asked whether they had experienced each symptom at any time during pregnancy and the occurrence of the symptom for each month of pregnancy...
November 22, 2016: Archives of Women's Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832812/a-longitudinal-cohort-study-of-acute-puerperal-metritis-cases-in-swedish-dairy-cows
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Anna Ordell, Helle Ericsson Unnerstad, Ann Nyman, Hans Gustafsson, Renée Båge
BACKGROUND: Acute puerperal metritis affects cows during the early postpartum period and causes fever, fetid vaginal discharge and general depression. The disease is severe and treatment with antimicrobials is often required. This study followed 79 Swedish dairy cows with acute puerperal metritis with registered treatment and outcome in terms of recovery. Bacteria isolated from the uterus and their susceptibility to penicillin were studied. Clinical cases were assigned by participating practitioners who examined the cows, performed uterine swab sampling, decided treatment and provided information about cow health and calving conditions...
November 10, 2016: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821114/bright-light-therapy-in-pregnant-women-with-major-depressive-disorder-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-double-blind-controlled-clinical-trial
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Babette Bais, Astrid M Kamperman, Marjolein D van der Zwaag, Gwen C Dieleman, Hanneke W Harmsen van der Vliet-Torij, Hilmar H Bijma, Ritsaert Lieverse, Witte J G Hoogendijk, Mijke P Lambregtse-van den Berg
BACKGROUND: Depression during pregnancy is a common and high impact disease. Generally, 5-10 % of pregnant women suffer from depression. Children who have been exposed to maternal depression during pregnancy have a higher risk of adverse birth outcomes and more often show cognitive, emotional and behavioural problems. Therefore, early detection and treatment of antepartum depression is necessary. Both psychotherapy and antidepressant medication, first choice treatments in a non-pregnant population, have limitations in treating depression during pregnancy...
November 8, 2016: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819151/depression-retention-in-care-and-uptake-of-pmtct-service-in-kinshasa-the-democratic-republic-of-congo-a-prospective-cohort
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Kelly A Yotebieng, Kunuwo Fokong, Marcel Yotebieng
There is a clear need for effective strategies to address the factors that affect retention, or lost-to-follow-up (LTFU) and adherence to HIV care and treatment. Depression in particular may play an important role in the high rates of LTFU along the prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT) cascade in sub-Saharan Africa. This study assessed the association between prenatal depression and (1) LTFU or (2) uptake of PMTCT services. As part of a randomized control trial to evaluate the effect of conditional cash transfers on retention in and uptake of PMTCT services, newly diagnosed HIV-infected women, ≤32 weeks pregnant, registering for antenatal care (ANC), in 85 clinics in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), were recruited and followed-up until LTFU, death, transfer out, or six weeks postpartum...
November 6, 2016: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816578/distinctive-gene-expression-profile-in-women-with-history-of-postpartum-depression
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Anna Landsman, Rafael Aidelman, Yoav Smith, Matthew Boyko, Chaya Greenberger
Postpartum depression (PPD) is a disease which incorporates a variety of depressive states differing in nature and severity. To assist in the understanding of the pathogenesis of the disease, we aimed to ascertain a molecular mechanism underlying PPD development. We applied microarray technology to characterize gene expression of euthymic women with a history of PPD and compared the results with healthy controls. Our study demonstrated that women who considered euthymic on a clinical level, in fact, had an altered molecular profile when compared to participants with no PPD history...
November 2, 2016: Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807334/-progress-in-study-on-the-correlation-of-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-vitamin-d-and-homocysteine-with-%C3%A2-postpartum-depression
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Hang Yin, Aibin Xia, Jun Lei
Postpartum depression(PPD) is a common emotional disorder in the puerperium, which has negative impact on women, infants and family. There is growing evidence that abnormal concentration of a number of nutrients (including polyunsaturated fatty acids, vitamin D and homocysteine) is associated with depression in postpartum population. Further studies on the mechanisms for the functions of nutrients and regulation of nutritional states in the puerperium will be of great value in the prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of PPD...
October 28, 2016: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806526/role-of-omega-3-unsaturated-fatty-acids-in-the-postpartum-depression-systematic-review-and-narrative-synthesis
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Fatima Mougharbel, Raywat Deonandan
BACKGROUND: Postpartum depression (PPD) is a complex mental health disorder that affects women during their childbearing years. It is a serious medical condition that occurs in approximately 15% of women after birth and has an adverse effect on both the mother and the infant. Hypotheses exist relating dietary deficiencies in a pregnant or postnatal woman's diet may cause postnatal depression. It is unclear whether Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFAs) are effective for treating or preventing PPD...
August 1, 2016: Global Journal of Health Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785152/validating-the-edinburgh-postnatal-depression-scale-as-a-screening-tool-for-postpartum-depression-in-kathmandu-nepal
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Babu Ram Bhusal, Nisha Bhandari, Manisha Chapagai, Tania Gavidia
BACKGROUND: Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) is considered well accepted screening tool for postpartum depression (PPD). The objective of the study was to validate the EPDS as a screening tool for postpartum depression in Kathmandu, Nepal. METHODS: A hospital based cross sectional study using EPDS was conducted among 346 mothers between 4 and 14 weeks of postpartum period. All the participants were examined by psychiatrist for possible clinical PPD diagnosis using International Classification of Disease tenth revision (ICD-10)...
2016: International Journal of Mental Health Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780317/the-perinatal-depression-treatment-cascade-baby-steps-toward-improving-outcomes
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Elizabeth Q Cox, Nathaniel A Sowa, Samantha E Meltzer-Brody, Bradley N Gaynes
OBJECTIVE: Perinatal depression is a common and costly health concern with serious implications for the mother and child. We sought to quantify the "Perinatal Depression Treatment Cascade"-the cumulative shortfalls in clinical recognition, initiation of treatment, adequacy of treatment, and treatment response for women with antenatal (AND) and postpartum depression (PPD). DATA SOURCES: A systematic search was conducted to identify articles about diagnostic rates, treatment rates, adequate treatment rates, and remission rates for AND and PPD...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27774110/chinese-herbal-medicine-for-postpartum-depression-a-systematic-review-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Yongle Li, Zijie Chen, Ning Yu, Keyu Yao, Yiwen Che, Yupeng Xi, Shuangqing Zhai
Background. Postpartum depression (PPD) does great harm to women following childbirth. The aim of this study was to conduct a systematic review of the literature to assess the efficacy and safety of CHM for the treatment of PPD. Methods. Published or ongoing registered trials were searched for from the inception of the various databases to December 31, 2015. Data extraction and methodology assessment were conducted independently by two researchers. RevMan 5.3 software was used to analyze the data. Results. Forty-seven registered clinical trials (RCTs) were identified and reviewed...
2016: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756905/chronic-stress-prior-to-pregnancy-potentiated-long-lasting-postpartum-depressive-like-behavior-regulated-by-akt-mtor-signaling-in-the-hippocampus
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Baomei Xia, Chang Chen, Hailou Zhang, Wenda Xue, Juanjuan Tang, Weiwei Tao, Ruyan Wu, Li Ren, Wei Wang, Gang Chen
Postpartum depression (PPD) affects over 10% of new mothers and adversely impacts the health of offspring. One of the greatest risk factors for PPD is prepregnancy stress but the underlying biological mechanism is unknown. Here we constructed an animal model which recapitulated prepregnancy stress induced PPD and tested the role of Akt-mTOR signaling in the hippocampus. Female virgin Balb/c mice received chronic restraint stress, followed by co-housing with a normal male mouse. We found that the chronic stress led to a transient depressive-like condition that disappeared within two weeks...
October 19, 2016: Scientific Reports
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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27737714/mindfulness-based-cognitive-therapy-for-psychological-distress-in-pregnancy-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Lianne M Tomfohr-Madsen, Tavis S Campbell, Gerald F Giesbrecht, Nicole L Letourneau, Linda E Carlson, Joshua W Madsen, Sona Dimidjian
BACKGROUND: Clinically significant psychological distress in pregnancy is common, with epidemiological research suggesting that between 15 and 25 % of pregnant women experience elevated symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression. Untreated psychological distress in pregnancy is associated with poor obstetrical outcomes, changes in maternal physiology, elevated incidence of child physical and psychological disorders, and is predictive of maternal postpartum mood disorders. Despite the wide-ranging impact of antenatal psychological distress on mothers and their children, there is a gap in our knowledge about the most effective treatments that are available for psychological distress experienced in pregnancy...
October 13, 2016: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27703173/risk-of-prenatal-depression-and-stress-treatment-alteration-on-serotonin-system-of-offspring-through-exposure-to-fluoxetine
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Siran Pei, Li Liu, Zhaomin Zhong, Han Wang, Shuo Lin, Jing Shang
Fluoxetine is widely used to treat depression, including depression in pregnant and postpartum women. Studies suggest that fluoxetine may have adverse effects on offspring, presumably through its action on various serotonin receptors (HTRs). However, definitive evidence and the underlying mechanisms are largely unavailable. As initial steps towards establishing a human cellular and animal model, we analyzed the expression patterns of several HTRs through the differentiation of human induced pluripotent stem (hiPS) cells into neuronal cells, and analyzed expression pattern in zebrafish embryos...
October 5, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27691376/collaborative-care-for-perinatal-depression-among-socioeconomically-disadvantaged-women-adverse-neonatal-birth-events-and-treatment-response
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Amritha Bhat, Nancy K Grote, Joan Russo, Mary Jane Lohr, Hyunzee Jung, Caroline E Rouse, Elaine C Howell, Jennifer L Melville, Kathy Carson, Wayne Katon
OBJECTIVE: The study examined the effectiveness of a perinatal collaborative care intervention in moderating the effects of adverse neonatal birth events on risks of postpartum depressive symptoms and impaired functioning among women of lower socioeconomic status with antenatal depression. METHODS: A randomized controlled trial with blinded outcome assessments was conducted in ten public health centers, comparing MOMCare (choice of brief interpersonal psychotherapy, pharmacotherapy, or both) with intensive maternity support services (MSS-Plus)...
October 3, 2016: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27643847/mechanisms-linking-intimate-partner-violence-and-prevention-of-mother-to-child-transmission-of-hiv-a-qualitative-study-in-south-africa
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A M Hatcher, H Stöckl, N Christofides, N Woollett, C C Pallitto, C Garcia-Moreno, J M Turan
Prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) can virtually eliminate HIV infection among infants, yet up to one-third of women miss PMTCT steps. Little is known about how partner dynamics such as intimate partner violence (IPV) influence pregnant and postpartum women's adherence to PMTCT. We conducted 32 qualitative interviews with HIV-positive pregnant and postpartum women in Johannesburg who experienced IPV. Trained researchers conducted in-depth interviews over the period of May 2014-Nov 2015 using narrative and social constructionist approaches...
November 2016: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27630213/getting-it-right-ensuring-informed-consent-for-an-online-clinical-trial
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Alinne Z Barrera, Laura B Dunn, Alexandra Nichols, Sonia Reardon, Ricardo F Muñoz
Ethical principles in conducting technology-based research require effective and efficient methods of ensuring adequate informed consent. This study examined how well participants understood the informed consent form for an online postpartum depression trial. Pregnant women (N = 1,179) who consented to the trial demonstrated an understanding of the purpose (86.1%) and procedures of the study (75.8%), and the minimal risks associated with answering sensitive questions online (79%). Almost all (99.6%) understood that psychological treatment was not offered...
September 14, 2016: Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics: JERHRE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27613934/progesterone-and-postpartum-smoking-relapse-a-pilot-double-blind-placebo-controlled-randomized-trial
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Sharon S Allen, Alicia M Allen, Scott Lunos, Nicole Tosun
INTRODUCTION: Pregnancy is a strong motivator to quit smoking, yet postpartum relapse rates are high. Growing evidence suggests a role of sex hormones in drug abuse behavior and given the precipitous drop in sex hormones at delivery, they may play a role in postpartum relapse. This pilot study evaluates the feasibility and potential role of exogenous progesterone in postpartum smoking relapse. METHODS: This 12-week double-blind placebo-controlled randomized pilot trial randomized 46 abstinent postpartum women to active progesterone (PRO; 200mg twice a day) versus placebo (PBO) for 4 weeks...
November 2016: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27595298/comparison-of-saffron-versus-fluoxetine-in-treatment-of-mild-to-moderate-postpartum-depression-a-double-blind-randomized-clinical-trial
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L Kashani, S Eslatmanesh, N Saedi, N Niroomand, M Ebrahimi, M Hosseinian, T Foroughifar, S Salimi, S Akhondzadeh
Introduction: Postpartum depression is a common mental health problem that is associated with maternal suffering. The aim of this double-blind clinical trial was to compare safety and efficacy of saffron and fluoxetine in treatment of mild to moderate postpartum depression. Methods: This was a 6-week, double-blind, randomized clinical trial. Subjects were women aged 18-45 years with mild to moderate postpartum depression who had Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HDRS 17-item) score≤18. Eligible participants were randomized to receive either a capsule of saffron (15 mg capsule) or fluoxetine (20 mg capsule) twice daily for 6 weeks...
September 5, 2016: Pharmacopsychiatry
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