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Weekly Roundup for June 16, 2017: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

This roundup has some really interesting and clinically relevant  articles.  The first one, from Palomo and colleagues, evaluates risk for cardiovascular malformations in children prenatally exposed to lithium.  Yang and colleagues look at neonatal discontinuation symptoms in children exposed to SNRIs and SSRIs and conclude that they are more related to prematurity than to exposure […]

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Psychiatric Clinics of North America: June Issue on Women’s Mental Health

In the field of reproductive psychiatry, we don’t really have any textbooks to rely on.  However, the June issue of the Psychiatric Clinics of North America is devoted to Women’s Mental Health, and it’s pretty much the most comprehensive guide on this topic. With articles from leaders in the field, it covers PMDD, medication use […]

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Weekly Roundup for June 2, 2017: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

Sometimes a weekly roundup turns into a monthly roundup.  Sorry about that.  From  the PACT Consortium, we have a study defining distinct subtypes of perinatal depression which differ in terms of severity and timing of onset. Clinical phenotypes of perinatal depression and time of symptom onset: analysis of data from an international consortium. Putnam KT, […]

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Weekly Roundup for MAY 5, 2017: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

  A slow week.  There is more concerning data regarding the use of marijuana in pregnant women, which is prevalent in pregnant teens.  And an elegant study from Peter Schmidt and David Rubinow which gives us more information regarding the etiology of PMDD and potential strategies for its management.     Marijuana Use During Stages […]

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Weekly Roundup for APRIL 28, 2017: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

The two lead articles take a look at the use of two anticonvulsants during pregnancy, lamotrigine (Lamictal) and pregabalin (Lyrica); the data are reassuring with regard to the reproductive safety of these medications. Pariente G, Leibson T, Shulman T, Adams-Webber T, Barzilay E, Nulman I.  Pregnancy Outcomes Following In Utero Exposure to Lamotrigine: A Systematic […]

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Weekly Roundup for APRIL 21, 2017: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

  At the top of the list are three articles (and one commentary) looking at the risk of autism in children exposed to SSRIs. We will soon cover these reports in greater detail; however, the short story is that these studies do not support an association between exposure to SSRIs during pregnancy and increased risk […]

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Weekly Roundup for APRIL 14, 2017: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

  The first article on the list from Andrade is an excellent discussion of the difficulties in assessing outcomes in studies of antidepressants during pregnancy.  In addition, there are two articles, one from Vigod and colleagues and a review from Anderson et al, which address the issue of perinatal depression in migrant women.   Offspring […]

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Weekly Roundup for APRIL 7, 2017: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

  Lots of good reviews on the list this week:  Postpartum OCD (Roussos-Ross and Nguyen), Role of Reproductive Steroids in Mood and Behavior (Schiller et al), Efficacy of Interventions Treating Mood and Anxiety Disorders During Pregnancy (van Ravesteyn et al), Efficacy of Chinese Herbal Medicines for Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (Li et al), Perinatal […]

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Weekly Roundup for MARCH 31, 2017: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

  At the top of the list is an article about brexanolone, a derivative of allopregnanolone, which in a small pilot study was effective for the treatment of postpartum depression.  Also interesting are two articles which discuss perinatal anxiety (from Dennis and colleagues); both of these studies indicate that anxiety is just as common as […]

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Weekly Roundup for MARCH 24, 2017: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

  The first study on the list looks at predictors of postpartum depression in women with a history of major depressive disorder.  We will be reviewing this one next week.  In addition, the article from Nembhard and colleagues is also very interesting and suggests that certain genetic factors in the infant may confer vulnerability to […]

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