Announcing a new CWMH study on postpartum depression screening and treatment outcomes at Mass General Brigham.
Family history of psychiatric illness was associated a twofold increased risk for postpartum depression.
Family HIstory of Psychiatric Illness, Even in Male Relatives, Increases Risk for Postpartum Depression
Family history of psychiatric, especially bipolar disorder, was associated with a signifiant increase in risk for postpartum depression.
Fathers may also suffer from perinatal depression and paternal depression, just like maternal depression, can have negative effects.
Changes in maternal sleep and circadian rhythms during pregnancy are associated with infant sleep problems and maternal depression and anxiety.
Risk of PPD is low in women who successfully conceive.
Zuranolone has antidepressant effects in women with severe PPD, observed as early as 3 days after initiation of treatment.
This hotline will offer a range of support, including brief interventions, referrals to both community-based and telehealth providers as needed.
Ecological Momentary Assessment: Innovative Strategies for Improving the Care of Women at Risk of Postpartum Depression
Using a wearable device to track daily symptoms of postpartum depression was viewed as acceptable and clinically useful by participants and clinicians.
May 4, 2022 is World Maternal Mental Health Day, coming together to increase awareness of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.