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Weekly Roundup for October 6, 2017: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

Some interesting articles this week: understanding the impact of anxiety disorders on pregnancy outcomes (Yonkers et al), impact of antenatal exposure to antidepressants during pregnancy on risk of subsequent psychiatric illness in the child (Liu et al), and a look at risk for substance abuse disorders during pregnancy ( Ruta Nonacs, MD PhD Rasmussen MH, […]

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Weekly Roundup for AUGUST 18, 2017: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

Brandlistuen and colleagues look at the long-term effects of prenatal exposure to benzodiazepines and sedative-hypnotics, attempting to control for genetic and environmental confounds by using sibling-controlled comparisons.  Using data from Danish registers, Liu and colleagues find that first-onset nonpsychotic postpartum affective disorder can be a marker of underlying bipolarity. Association of prenatal exposure to benzodiazepines […]

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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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