Breastfeeding and Psychiatric Medications

New Legislation to Support Maternal Mental Health

Some good news for women with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders... Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Bringing Postpartum Depression Out of the Shadows Act  to provide federal grants to develop and maintain [...]

Taking a Look at the New FDA Pregnancy Labeling and Lactation Rule

  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed major revisions to prescription drug labeling in order to provide more accurate and helpful information on the effects of medications used during pregnancy and breastfeeding. [...]

Breastfeeding Status Does Not  Affect Risk for Postpartum Depression

For decades, researchers have postulated a connection between breastfeeding and postpartum depression (PPD). Many have suggested that breastfeeding may protect against postpartum depression and have suggested that the cessation of breastfeeding may be a trigger [...]

New Research from the CWMH: Evaluating the Risk of Major Malformations in Children Prenatally Exposed to Atypical Antipsychotics

Despite the increasing use of the newer “atypical” or second-generation antipsychotic agents to treat a spectrum of psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, PTSD and other anxiety disorders, we have relatively little data [...]

April 2016 Roundup: Recent Publications in Reproductive Psychiatry

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 [...]

February 2016 Roundup: Recent Publications in Reproductive Psychiatry

This roundup is a bit late -- lots of publications on the list.  Stay tuned for the March Roundup.   Antenatal depression: Prevalence and risk factor patterns across the gestational period. Castro E Couto T, Cardoso MN, Brancaglion MY, Faria GC, Garcia [...]

What Happens When Breastfeeding Doesn’t Go As Planned?

We often see women with postpartum depression (PPD) who are also experiencing problems with breastfeeding.  Several different questions arise?  Are these women depressed because they are having problems with breastfeeding? Or does their depression and/or [...]

January 2016 Roundup: Recent Publications in Reproductive Psychiatry

Screening for Depression in Adults: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement. Siu AL; US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), Bibbins-Domingo K, et al. JAMA. 2016 Jan 26;315(4):380-7. Is third trimester serotonin reuptake inhibitor use [...]