|Preventing postpartum depressive symptoms using an educational video on infant crying: A cluster randomized controlled trial.
Doi S, Fujiwara T, Isumi A, Mitsuda N. Depress Anxiety. 2020 Feb 14.
In the total group of mothers, the intervention did not significantly reduce risk for PPD; however, among young mothers (<25 years), the analysis showed a 67.0% reduction in postpartum depression (odds ratio: 0.33, 95% CI: 0.15-0.72).
Fair enough? Decreased equity of dyadic coping across the transition to parenthood associated with depression of first-time parents.
Meier F, Milek A, Rauch-Anderegg V, Benz-Fragnière C, Nieuwenboom JW, Schmid H, Halford WK, Bodenmann G. PLoS One. 2020 Feb 19;15(2):e0227342. Free Article
Decreases in women’s perceived equity in either direction were associated with more depressive symptoms in women and their male partners.
Delayed sleep timing and circadian rhythms in pregnancy and transdiagnostic symptoms associated with postpartum depression.
Obeysekare JL, Cohen ZL, Coles ME, Pearlstein TB, Monzon C, Flynn EE, Sharkey KM. Transl Psychiatry. 2020 Jan 21;10(1):14.
Fifty-one women with a previous, but not active, episode of unipolar or bipolar depression had symptoms evaluated. Delayed sleep timing in this sample of at-risk women was associated with more symptoms of mania, depression, and OCD in the postpartum period. Sleep timing may be a modifiable risk factor for postpartum depression.
Chronic psychosocial stress during pregnancy affects maternal behavior and neuroendocrine function and modulates hypothalamic CRH and nuclear steroid receptor expression.
Zoubovsky SP, Hoseus S, Tumukuntala S, Schulkin JO, Williams MT, Vorhees CV, Muglia LJ. Transl Psychiatry. 2020 Jan 16;10(1):6
Psychosocial stress during pregnancy induces changes in neuroendocrine function and maternal behavior in the early postpartum period.
Maternal postpartum depression is a risk factor for infant emotional variability at 4 months.
Vaever MS, Pedersen IE, Smith-Nielsen J, Tharner A. Infant Ment Health J. 2020 Feb 14.
Postnatal trajectories of maternal depressive symptoms: Postpartum antecedents and differences in toddler adjustment.
Choe DE, McDonough SC, Sameroff AJ, Lawrence AC. Infant Ment Health J. 2020 Feb 14. d
Mid-pregnancy insomnia is associated with concurrent and postpartum maternal anxiety and obsessive-compulsive symptoms: A prospective cohort study.
Osnes RS, Eberhard-Gran M, Follestad T, Kallestad H, Morken G, Roaldset JO. J Affect Disord. 2020 Jan 27;266:319-326. Free Article
Mid-pregnancy insomnia is a marker for concurrent anxiety and predictor of postpartum anxiety.
Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for the treatment of postpartum depression.
Cox EQ, Killenberg S, Frische R, McClure R, Hill M, Jenson J, Pearson B, Meltzer-Brody SE. J Affect Disord. 2020 Mar 1;264:193-200.
rTMS was safe and well tolerated among participants with evidence of sustained improvements in depression and anxiety scores.
Treatment resistant depression in women with peripartum depression.
Cepeda MS, Kern DM, Nicholson S. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2019 Sep 2;19(1):323. Free Article
TRD occurs in approximately 5% of women with peripartum depression. The risk of TRD is higher in pregnant women with a history of depression. Women who went on to develop TRD had more psychiatric comorbidities and painful conditions than women who did not.