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Weekly Roundup for DECEMBER 2, 2016: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

Next week we will be reviewing two important articles which look at the effects of maternal depression on the developing brain of the child: one from Posner and colleagues and another from Lebel and colleagues.   This week, there were also a few interesting articles on the association between poor sleep quality and depression during […]

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Weekly Roundup for NOV 18 2016: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

We have seen articles over the last decade which suggest that while some women experience clinically significant psychological symptoms after early pregnancy loss, the vast majority of women manage to navigate this stressful life event without serious after effects.  A small study from Farren and colleagues suggests that PTSD is quite common among women who […]

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Weekly Roundup for NOV 11 2016: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

There is an interesting article this week which looks at the long-term impact of prenatal depression on the developing fetus.  Following children for 25 years, Plant and colleagues observed that the children exposed to maternal depression during pregnancy had signs of increased inflammation (odds ratio=11.8) at age 25.  This finding was independent of child maltreatment […]

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Weekly Roundup for NOV 4 2016: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

The first article on the list is one that relies on the Swedish medical registers to look neonatal outcomes in infants prenatally exposed to antidepressants.  While the study does not generate new things to worry about, it is one of the largest studies in this area and gives us more information on the prevalence of […]

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Weekly Roundup for OCT 28 2016: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

Again, we have a lot of really interesting articles.  New week, we will review the study looking at motor development in children prenatally exposed to SSRIs.  We will talk more about this in our review but it appears that prenatal exposure to SSRIs was weakly associated with a delayed motor development at 3 years of […]

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Weekly Roundup for OCT 21 2016: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

There are lots of new articles to review — partly because I haven’t had a chance to pull together the “weekly” roundup for a while, but also because there continues to be a huge number of articles being published in the field of perinatal psychiatry.  Some of the most interesting articles on the list are […]

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Weekly Roundup for SEP 23 2016

This week’s roundup includes a series of articles on depression in menopausal women. Reducing depression during the menopausal transition with health coaching: Results from the healthy menopausal transition randomised controlled trial. Almeida OP, Marsh K, Murray K, Hickey M, Sim M, Ford A, Flicker L. Maturitas. 2016 Oct;92:41-8. doi: 10.1016/j.maturitas.2016.07.012. Epub 2016 Jul 19. Depressive […]

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

  Heading the list are two important reviews: one on postpartum psychosis from the American Journal of Psychiatry and another on the topic of perinatal suicide.  On the list, you will also find several interesting articles on the association between infertility treatment and postpartum depression (Tendais andFigueiredo, Gressier et al). Postpartum Psychosis: Madness, Mania, and […]

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Weekly Roundup for SEP 9 2016: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

Lately we are seeing more articles about postpartum anxiety.  Although we typically emphasize postpartum depression, many women experience clinically significant symptoms of anxiety during pregnancy and the postpartum period.  This week we have one article from Goodman and colleagues focusing on postpartum anxiety and another from Biaggi et al which discusses anxiety during pregnancy. Anxiety […]

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Weekly Roundup for AUG 26 2016: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

  In this week’s roundup, there are several interesting reviews.  The first is from van der Zee-van den Berg AI (and colleagues with equally long names) on screening for postpartum depression at well-baby visits.  From our group, Charlotte Hogan and Marlene Freeman have published a review on the adverse effects of pharmacologic treatment of bipolar […]

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