This will be the last monthly roundup for now.  Because there are so many publications to cover, we will try moving to a weekly roundup.  This will allow us to better highlight the most important articles and will make the list more manageable.

Thanks for reading!

Ruta Nonacs, MD PhD


Pregnancy-associated homicide and suicide in 37 US states with enhanced pregnancy surveillance.

Wallace ME, Hoyert D, Williams C, Mendola P.

Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Mar 26.

Dolk H, Wang H, Loane M, Morris J, et al.

Lamotrigine use in pregnancy and risk of orofacial cleft and other congenital anomalies.

Neurology. 2016 Apr 6.. [Epub ahead of print]


Blunted neuroactive steroid and HPA axis responses to stress are associated with reducedsleep quality and negative affect in pregnancy: a pilot study.

Crowley SK, O’Buckley TK, Schiller CE, Stuebe A, Morrow AL, Girdler SS.

Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2016 Apr;233(7):1299-310.

Predictors of postnatal mother-infant bonding: the role of antenatal bonding, maternal substance use and mental health.

Rossen L, Hutchinson D, Wilson J, Burns L, A Olsson C, Allsop S, J Elliott E, Jacobs S, Macdonald JA, Mattick RP.

Arch Womens Ment Health. 2016 Feb 11. [Epub ahead of print]

Are parents’ anxiety and depression related to child fussy eating?

de Barse LM, Cardona Cano S, Jansen PW, Jaddoe VV, Verhulst FC, Franco OH, Tiemeier H, Tharner A.

Arch Dis Child. 2016 Feb 25.

The influence of n-3 fatty acids on maternal behavior and brain monoamines in the perinatalperiod.

Harauma A, Sagisaka T, Horii T, Watanabe Y, Moriguchi T.

Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids. 2016 Apr;107:1-7.

Prediction of perinatal depression from adolescence and before conception (VIHCS): 20-year prospective cohort study.

Patton GC, Romaniuk H, Spry E, Coffey C, Olsson C, Doyle LW, Oats J, Hearps S, Carlin JB, Brown S.

Lancet. 2015 Aug 29;386(9996):875-83.

Effect of aerobic exercise during pregnancy on antenatal depression.

Volkow ND, Swanson JM, Evins AE, DeLisi LE, Meier MH, Gonzalez R, Bloomfield MA, Curran HV, Baler R.

JAMA Psychiatry. 2016 Mar 1;73(3):292-7

Web-based interventions for prevention and treatment of perinatal mood disorders: asystematic review.

Lee EW, Denison FC, Hor K, Reynolds RM.

BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2016 Feb 29;16:38.   Free PMC Article

All-Cause Mortality in Women With Severe Postpartum Psychiatric Disorders.

Johannsen BM, Larsen JT, Laursen TM, Bergink V, Meltzer-Brody S, Munk-Olsen T.

Am J Psychiatry. 2016 Mar 4:

Measures of Maternal Stress and Mood in Relation to Preterm Birth.

Hoffman MC, Mazzoni SE, Wagner BD, Laudenslager ML, Ross RG.

Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Mar;127(3):545-52.

All-Cause Mortality in Women With Severe Postpartum Psychiatric Disorders.

Johannsen BM, Larsen JT, Laursen TM, Bergink V, Meltzer-Brody S, Munk-Olsen T.

Am J Psychiatry. 2016 Mar 4.

Childbirth and symptoms of postpartum depression and anxiety: a prospective birth cohort study.

Bell AF, Carter CS, Davis JM, Golding J, Adejumo O, Pyra M, Connelly JJ, Rubin LH.

Arch Womens Ment Health. 2016 Apr;19(2):219-27.

Health services utilization of women following a traumatic birth.

Turkstra E, Creedy DK, Fenwick J, Buist A, Scuffham PA, Gamble J.

Arch Womens Ment Health. 2015 Dec;18(6):829-32.

Perinatal depression screening in a Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)program: perception of feasibility and acceptability among a multidisciplinary staff.

Tabb KM, Choi S, Pineros-Leano M, Meline B, McDonald HG, Kester R, Huang H.

Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2015 Jul-Aug;37(4):305-9.

The impact of psychosocial stressors on postpartum weight retention.

Goldstein ND, Rogers S, Ehrenthal DB.

Arch Womens Ment Health. 2016 Feb 24. 

Sleep, Depression, and Fatigue in Late Postpartum.

Thomas KA, Spieker S.

MCN Am J Matern Child Nurs. 2016 Mar-Apr;41(2):104-9.

Unplanned pregnancy and risk of maternal depression: secondary data analysis from a prospective pregnancy cohort.

Faisal-Cury A, Menezes PR, Quayle J, Matijasevich A.

Psychol Health Med. 2016 Feb 26:1-10. [Epub ahead of print]

A systematic review and meta-analysis of the association between unintended pregnancy and perinatal depression.

Abajobir AA, Maravilla JC, Alati R, Najman JM.

J Affect Disord. 2016 Mar 1;192:56-63.

Brittain K, Myer L, Koen N, Koopowitz S, Donald KA, Barnett W, Zar HJ, Stein DJ.

Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2015 Nov;29(6):505-14.

The Implications of Unintended Pregnancies for Mental Health in Later Life.

Herd P, Higgins J, Sicinski K, Merkurieva I.

Am J Public Health. 2016 Mar;106(3):421-9.

Diagnostic accuracy of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale(EPDS) for detecting major depression in pregnant and postnatal women: protocol for a systematic review and individual patient data meta-analyses.

Thombs BD, Benedetti A, Kloda LA, Levis B, Riehm KE, Azar M, Cuijpers P, Gilbody S, Ioannidis JP, McMillan D, Patten SB, Shrier I, Steele RJ, Ziegelstein RC, Tonelli M, Mitchell N, Comeau L, Schinazi J, Vigod S.

BMJ Open. 2015 Oct 20;5(10).

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