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Weekly Roundup for MARCH 4, 2017: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

  The first study on our list adds to the relatively limited information we have regarding the long-term effects of prenatal antidepressant exposure, and the findings look good, demonstrating no lasting effects of prenatal exposure to SSRI antidepressants.   Prenatal exposure to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and non-verbal cognitive functioning in childhood. El Marroun H, […]

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

One of the more interesting articles this week is the first on the list.  According to this study, the prevalence of postpartum depression is decreasing. Trends in Postpartum Depressive Symptoms – 27 States, 2004, 2008, and 2012. Ko JY, Rockhill KM, Tong VT, Morrow B, Farr SL.  MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2017 Feb 17;66(6):153-158. […]

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Weekly Roundup for FEBRUARY 17, 2017: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

  It was a light week, but a lot of articles on depression and anxiety in expectant and postpartum fathers.  Perinatal anxiety and depression are less common in men as compared to women but still a significant concern, especially because the father’s mental health issues may coincide with and exacerbate maternal depression and anxiety. Ruta […]

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Weekly Roundup for FEBRUARY 10, 2017: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

The Neurobiology of Postpartum Anxiety and Depression. Pawluski JL, Lonstein JS, Fleming AS. Trends Neurosci. 2017 Feb;40(2):106-120. Functional Recovery After Postpartum Psychosis: A Prospective Longitudinal Study. Burgerhout KM, Kamperman AM, Roza SJ, Lambregtse-Van den Berg MP, Koorengevel KM, Hoogendijk WJ, Kushner SA, Bergink V.  J Clin Psychiatry. 2017 Jan;78(1):122-128. Implementation of Routine Postpartum Depression Screening […]

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

A quiet week.  Lancet Psychiatry has published a series of articles exploring the social and biological factors contributing to psychiatric illness in women.     Sex and gender differences in mental disorders. Riecher-Rössler A.  Lancet Psychiatry. 2016 Nov 11.   Gender-neutral mental health research is sex and gender biased. Howard LM, Ehrlich AM, Gamlen F, […]

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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 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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