|A systematic review of the association between postpartum depression and neuraxial labor analgesia.
Orbach-Zinger S, Heesen M, Grigoriadis S, Heesen P, Halpern S. Int J Obstet Anesth. 2021 Feb;45:142-149.
This systematic review did not find compelling evidence for an association between PPD and labor analgesia.
Postpartum anhedonia: Emergent patterns in bipolar and unipolar depression.
Gollan JK, Yang A, Ciolino JD, Sit D, Wisner KL. Psychiatry Res. 2021 Dec;306:114274.
Among those women who reported postpartum anhedonia, twice as many women had a diagnosis of bipolar depression relative to unipolar depression (65.03% versus 39.47%, respectively). Anhedonia was also correlated with depression severit
Measures of anxiety, depression and stress in the antenatal and perinatal period following a stillbirth or neonatal death: a multicentre cohort study.
Thomas S, Stephens L, Mills TA, Hughes C, Kerby A, Smith DM, Heazell AEP. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2021 Dec 10;21(1):818.
This study demonstrated heightened anxiety and depressive symptoms and elevated cortisol levels in women during pregnancies after having had a stillbirth or neonatal death; these symptoms decrease as the pregnancy progresses.
Internet and Face-to-face Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Postnatal Depression Compared With Treatment as Usual: Randomized Controlled Trial of MumMoodBooster.
Milgrom J, Danaher BG, Seeley JR, Holt CJ, Holt C, Ericksen J, Tyler MS, Gau JM, Gemmill AW. J Med Internet Res. 2021 Dec 8;23(12):e17185. Free article.
This randomized controlled trial compares a web-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) intervention (internet CBT+coach calls) for postpartum depression (MumMoodBooster [MMB]) with face-to-face (FTF) CBT. MMB was at least as effective as FTF-CBT in achieving remission from postpartum depression. MMB was superior to treatment as usual and FTF-CBT in encouraging and maintaining reduction of symptom severity over the 21-week follow-up for depressed postpartum women.
Evaluation of Repeated Web-Based Screening for Predicting Postpartum Depression: Prospective Cohort Study.
Haßdenteufel K, Lingenfelder K, Schwarze CE, Feisst M, Brusniak K, Matthies LM, Goetz M, Wallwiener M, Wallwiener S. JMIR Ment Health. 2021 Dec 10;8(12):e26665. doi: 10.2196/26665. Free article.
The best predictive accuracy for PPD has been shown for screening between the 24th and the 28th gestational week (GW) and seems to be beneficial for identifying women at risk.