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 disorder during pregnancy.  And there is also a review of perinatal depression in the military from Klaman and Turner.


Exploring Trajectories and Predictors of Depressive Symptoms Among Young Couples During Their Transition to Parenthood.

Sipsma HL, Callands T, Desrosiers A, Magriples U, Jones K, Albritton T, Kershaw T.

Matern Child Health J. 2016 Aug 19. [Epub ahead of print]

Summary:  In young parents (ages 14-21), predictors of elevated depressive symptoms included inadequate social support and relationship dissatisfaction. In fathers, marijuana use resulted in almost twice the odds of experiencing elevated depressive symptoms (OR 1.82).


Methodological considerations in assessing the effectiveness of antidepressant medication continuation during pregnancy using administrative data.

Swanson SA, Hernandez-Diaz S, Palmsten K, Mogun H, Olfson M, Huybrechts KF.

Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2015 Sep;24(9):934-42.


Breastfeeding duration and offspring conduct problems: The moderating roleof genetic risk.

Jackson DB.

Soc Sci Med. 2016 Aug 15;166:128-136.


Adverse Effects in the Pharmacologic Management of Bipolar Disorder During Pregnancy.

Hogan CS, Freeman MP.

Psychiatr Clin North Am. 2016 Sep;39(3):465-75.


Preventing Postpartum Smoking Relapse: A Randomized Clinical Trial.

Levine MD, Cheng Y, Marcus MD, Kalarchian MA, Emery RL.

JAMA Intern Med. 2016 Apr;176(4):443-52.


Screening for Postpartum Depression in Well-Baby Care Settings: A Systematic Review.

van der Zee-van den Berg AI, Boere-Boonekamp MM, IJzerman MJ, Haasnoot-Smallegange RM, Reijneveld SA.

Matern Child Health J. 2016 Aug 12. [Epub ahead of print]


Prevalence of Perinatal Depression in the Military: A Systematic Review of the Literature.

Klaman SL, Turner K.

Matern Child Health J. 2016 Aug 16. [Epub ahead of print]


Men’s experiences of having a partner who requires Mother and Baby Unit admission for first episode postpartum psychosis.

Boddy R, Gordon C, Maccallum F, Mcguinness M.

J Adv Nurs. 2016 Aug 17.


Positive predictors of quality of life for postpartum mothers with a history of childhood maltreatment.

Irwin JL, Beeghly M, Rosenblum KL, Muzik M.

Arch Womens Ment Health. 2016 Aug 12. [Epub ahead of print]


Smoking Before and During Pregnancy Among Women Reporting Depression or Anxiety.

Tong VT, Farr SL, Bombard J, D?Angelo D, Ko JY, England LJ.

Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Sep;128(3):562-70.


Breast Milk Feeding, Brain Development, and Neurocognitive Outcomes: A 7-Year Longitudinal Study in Infants Born at Less Than 30 Weeks’ Gestation.

Belfort MB, Anderson PJ, Nowak VA, Lee KJ, Molesworth C, Thompson DK, Doyle LW, Inder TE.

J Pediatr. 2016 Jul 26.