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Weekly Roundup for AUG 19 2016: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

This week brings a large scale study on the reproductive safety of the newer atypical antipsychotic medications from Huybrechts and colleagues.  To date, this is the largest sample of antipsychotic-exposed infants assessed, and the results look good, suggesting that the use of atypical antipsychotics during the first trimester of pregnancy does not seem to increase […]

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Weekly Roundup for AUG 12 2016: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

Several of this week’s articles look at the impact of maternal depression on the child.  In the Journal of Pediatrics, Braungart-Rieker and colleagues explore how postpartum depression leads to parenting practices and behaviors which may make children more vulnerable to early onset obesity.  In another study, Norwegian researchers observe that maternal depression during pregnancy and […]

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Weekly Roundup for AUG 5 2016: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

This week brings another report from the SWAN study of midlife women indicating that menopausal symptoms are heterogeneous, with a significant proportion of women experiencing symptoms for many years.  There is also a very good review (Alpar et al) detailing the effects on children exposed prenatally to cannabis. Body image mediates the depressive effects of […]

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Weekly Roundup for JULY 29 2016: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

It’s a quiet week in the world of women’s mental health.  Good time to catch up on reading.   Behavioral outcomes in children exposed prenatally to lamotrigine, valproate, or carbamazepine. Deshmukh U, Adams J, Macklin EA, Dhillon R, McCarthy KD, Dworetzky B, Klein A, Holmes LB. Neurotoxicol Teratol. 2016 Mar-Apr;54:5-14. Role of emotional processing in […]

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Weekly Roundup for JULY 22 2016: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

This week, there is an interesting article from Tepper and colleagues which observes that about half of women have prominent vasomotor symptoms which persist over many years, often more than a decade.   Characterizing the trajectories of vasomotor symptoms across the menopausal transition. Tepper PG, Brooks MM, Randolph JF Jr, Crawford SL, El Khoudary SR, […]

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Weekly Roundup for JULY 15 2016: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

  This week a study published by Kieviet and colleagues gives us more information on the mechanism of poor neonatal adaptation in infants prenatally exposed to SSRIs and suggests that levels of maternal psychological distress modulate this risk.  Pugh and colleagues assessed the effectiveness of internet-delivered CBT for the management of perinatal depression. A Randomised […]

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Weekly Roundup for JULY 8 2016: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

This week is pretty light.   Stress, the Placenta, and Fetal Programming of Behavior: Genes’ First Encounter With the Environment. Hoffman MC. Am J Psychiatry. 2016 Jul 1;173(7):655-7.  Distress During Pregnancy: Epigenetic Regulation of Placenta Glucocorticoid-Related Genes and Fetal Neurobehavior. Monk C, Feng T, Lee S, Krupska I, Champagne FA, Tycko B. Am J Psychiatry. […]

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Weekly Roundup for JULY 1 2016: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

Migration and perinatal mental health in women from low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis.  Fellmeth G, Fazel M, Plugge E. BJOG. 2016 June 20. (Epub ahead of print) Early postnatal demoralisation among primiparous women in the community: measurement, prevalence and associated factors.  Bobevski I, Rowe H, Clarke DM, McKenzie DP, Fisher J. BMC […]

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Weekly Roundup for JUNE 24 2016: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

Heading up the roundup is a nice review on the use of natural phytoestrogens for the management menopausal symptoms which suggests that phytoestrogens are associated with modest reductions in hot flashes but have no effect on night sweats (Franco et al).   In a randomized controlled trial, an interpersonal therapy-based intervention was effective for preventing […]

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Weekly Roundup for JUNE 17 2016: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

Several articles provide more data on the risks of marijuana use during pregnancy.  Screening for postpartum depression in a pediatric clinic is feasible but does not necessarily lead to referrals.   Have a great summer!   Breastfeeding and Postpartum Depression: An Overview and Methodological Recommendations for Future Research. Pope CJ, Mazmanian D. Depress Res Treat. […]

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