This week we have a clinical feature article from the New England Journal of Medicine — a clinically relevant review of postpartum depression from Donna Stewart and Simone Vigod.  

We will not have a roundup next week but we will see you in the new year.  Best wishes for a Happy Holiday Season and a Healthy New Year!

Ruta Nonacs, MD PhD


Postpartum Depression.

Stewart DE, Vigod S.  N Engl J Med. 2016 Dec;375(22):2177-2186.


Paternal involvement and early infant neurodevelopment: the mediation role of maternal parenting stress.

Kim M, Kang SK, Yee B, Shim SY, Chung M.  BMC Pediatr. 2016 Dec 12;16(1):212.  Free Article


The grass isn’t always greener: The effects of cannabis on embryological development.

Friedrich J, Khatib D, Parsa K, Santopietro A, Gallicano GI.  BMC Pharmacol Toxicol. 2016 Sep 29;17(1):45. Review.  Free Article


At the Tip of an Iceberg: Prenatal Marijuana and Its Possible Relation to Neuropsychiatric Outcome in the Offspring.

Alpár A, Di Marzo V, Harkany T.  Biol Psychiatry. 2016 Apr 1;79(7):e33-45.


Women’s Mental Health and Well-being 5 Years After Receiving or Being Denied an Abortion: A Prospective, Longitudinal Cohort Study.

Biggs MA, Upadhyay UD, McCulloch CE, Foster DG.  JAMA Psychiatry. 2016 Dec 14.


Late pregnancy thyroid-binding globulin predicts perinatal depression.

Pedersen C, Leserman J, Garcia N, Stansbury M, Meltzer-Brody S, Johnson J.  Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2016 Mar;65:84-93.


A patient decision aid for antidepressant use in pregnancy: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.

Vigod S, Hussain-Shamsy N, Grigoriadis S, Howard LM, Metcalfe K, Oberlander TF, Schram C, Stewart DE, Taylor VH, Dennis CL.

Trials. 2016 Feb 29;17(1):110.  Free Article


Differentiating between Transient and Enduring distress on the Edinburgh Depression Scale within screening contexts.

Matthey S.  J Affect Disord. 2016 May 15;196:252-8.


Maternal history of child maltreatment and maternal depression risk in the perinatal period: A longitudinal study.

Li Y, Long Z, Cao D, Cao F.  Child Abuse Negl. 2016 Dec 7;63:192-201.


Maternal Child Sexual Abuse Is Associated With Lower Maternal Warmth Toward Daughters but Not Sons.

Cross D, Kim YJ, Vance LA, Robinson G, Jovanovic T, Bradley B.  J Child Sex Abus. 2016 Nov-Dec;25(8):813-826.


Protection against hormone-mediated mood symptoms.

Susser LC, Hermann AD.  Arch Womens Ment Health. 2016 Dec 16. [Epub ahead of print]

Single case, interesting discussion.


Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors for depression in pregnancy.

Susser LC, Sansone SA, Hermann AD.  Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Dec;215(6):722-730.


The Obstetrician-Gynecologist’s Role in Detecting, Preventing, and Treating Depression.

Bhat A, Reed SD, Unützer J.  Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Dec 2. [Epub ahead of print]


The prevalence of posttraumatic stress disorder in pregnancy and after birth: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Yildiz PD, Ayers S, Phillips L.  J Affect Disord. 2017 Jan 15;208:634-645.


Mother-child bed-sharing trajectories and psychiatric disorders at the age of 6 years.

Santos IS, Barros AJ, Barros FC, Munhoz TN, Da Silva BD, Matijasevich A.

J Affect Disord. 2017 Jan 15;208:163-169.  Free Article


Gestational maternal C–reactive protein and risk of bipolar disorder among young individuals in a Nationwide Birth Cohort.

Chudal R, Sourander A, Surcel HM, Sucksdorff D, Hinkka-Yli-Salomäki S, Brown AS.  J Affect Disord. 2017 Jan 15;208:41-46.

In contrast to previous findings on schizophrenia and autism, gestational inflammation, as measured with maternal serum C-reactive protein levels, was not associated with an increased risk of BPD.


Personality Traits of Suicidality Are Associated with Premenstrual Syndrome and Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder in a Suicidal Women Sample.

Ducasse D, Jaussent I, Olié E, Guillaume S, Lopez-Castroman J, Courtet P.

PLoS One. 2016 Feb 10;11(2):e0148653.  Free Article


Doomed for Disorder? High Incidence of Mood and Anxiety Disorders in Offspring of Depressed and Anxious Patients: A Prospective Cohort Study.

Havinga PJ, Boschloo L, Bloemen AJ, Nauta MH, de Vries SO, Penninx BW, Schoevers RA, Hartman CA.  J Clin Psychiatry. 2016 Nov 22.


Prenatal exposure to very severe maternal obesity is associated with adverse neuropsychiatric outcomes in children.

Mina TH, Lahti M, Drake AJ, Räikkönen K, Minnis H, Denison FC, Norman JE, Reynolds RM.

Psychol Med. 2016 Oct 25:1-10. [Epub ahead of print]


Sex-Specific Alterations of White Matter Developmental Trajectories in Infants With Prenatal Exposure to Methamphetamine and Tobacco.

Chang L, Oishi K, Skranes J, Buchthal S, Cunningham E, Yamakawa R, Hayama S, Jiang CS, Alicata D, Hernandez A, Cloak C, Wright T, Ernst T.  JAMA Psychiatry. 2016 Dec 1;73(12):1217-1227.

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