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

A light week. Untreated perinatal paternal depression: Effects on offspring. Gentile S, Fusco ML.Psychiatry Res. 2017 Jun;252:325-332. Review.  Untreated perinatal paternal depression negatively affects child development.  Family-centred approaches may improve the effectiveness of perinatal mental health programs. Reduction of quality-adjusted life years (QALYs) in patients with premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). Yamada K, Kamagata E.  Qual […]

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

There a few new articles on the impact of antidepressant use during pregnancy.  Viktorin and colleagues demonstrated no increase in risk for intellectual disability in children with prenatal exposure to antidepressants.  Rai and colleagues demonstrated a small increase in risk of autism (without intellectual disability) in children exposed prenatally to antidepressants. We will be covering […]

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Weekly Roundup for June 30, 2017: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

Happy Fourth of July!  This week there are several articles on the use of antipsychotics during pregnancy (Tosato et al and Park et al). The highlight of this week is an article from Man and colleagues which did not show an association between prenatal antidepressant exposure and risk for ADHD in children.   A Systematized […]

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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 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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