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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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Weekly Roundup for APRIL 7, 2017: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

  Lots of good reviews on the list this week:  Postpartum OCD (Roussos-Ross and Nguyen), Role of Reproductive Steroids in Mood and Behavior (Schiller et al), Efficacy of Interventions Treating Mood and Anxiety Disorders During Pregnancy (van Ravesteyn et al), Efficacy of Chinese Herbal Medicines for Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (Li et al), Perinatal […]

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Weekly Roundup for MARCH 31, 2017: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

  At the top of the list is an article about brexanolone, a derivative of allopregnanolone, which in a small pilot study was effective for the treatment of postpartum depression.  Also interesting are two articles which discuss perinatal anxiety (from Dennis and colleagues); both of these studies indicate that anxiety is just as common as […]

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

  The first study on the list looks at predictors of postpartum depression in women with a history of major depressive disorder.  We will be reviewing this one next week.  In addition, the article from Nembhard and colleagues is also very interesting and suggests that certain genetic factors in the infant may confer vulnerability to […]

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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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