|Oxytocin during breastfeeding and maternal mood symptoms.
Whitley J, Wouk K, Bauer AE, Grewen K, Gottfredson NC, Meltzer-Brody S, Propper C, Mills-Koonce R, Pearson B, Stuebe A. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2019 Dec 31.
There was no significant differences in oxytocin levels across a feed between depressed or anxious women and asymptomatic women at either 2 or 6 months postpartum.
The postpartum depression literacy scale (PoDLiS): development and psychometric properties.
Mirsalimi F, Ghofranipour F, Noroozi A, Montazeri A. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2020 Jan 3;20(1):13. Free Article
The Postpartum Depression Literacy Scale (PoDLiS) is a reliable and valid instrument for measuring the postpartum depression literacy and now can be used in studies of mental health literacy in women.
The effect of vitamin D and calcium supplementation on inflammatory biomarkers, estradiol levels and severity of symptoms in women with postpartum depression: a randomized double-blind clinical trial.
Amini S, Amani R, Jafarirad S, Cheraghian B, Sayyah M, Hemmati AA. Nutr Neurosci. 2020 Jan 3:1-11.
Vitamin D may be effective in improving the clinical symptoms of PPD; however, the mechanism of the effect might not entirely operate through inflammatory and/or hormonal changes.
The Effect of Progressive Muscle Relaxation on the Postpartum Depression Risk and General Comfort Levels in Primiparas.
Gök?in ?, Ayaz-Alkaya S. Stress Health. 2020 Jan 9.
Progressive muscle relaxation may be effective on decreasing the postpartum depression risk and increasing general comfort.
Brexanolone For Postpartum Depression: A Novel Approach and a Call for Comprehensive Postpartum Care.
Jarman AF, MacLean JV, Barron RJ, Wightman RS, McGregor AJ. Clin Ther. 2020 Jan 3.
Mood instability across the perinatal period: A cross-sectional and longitudinal study.
Li H, Bowen A, Bowen R, Feng C, Muhajarine N, Balbuena L. J Affect Disord. 2019 Dec 2;264:15-23.
Perinatal depression, history of depression, and stress at T1, T2, and T3, and labor/birth complications at T3 were significant risk factors for mood instability (MI). MI at T1 was associated with PPD after controlling for important confounders at T1. The trajectory of perinatal MI had a declined trend from early pregnancy to postpartum.
Acute postcesarean pain is associated with in-hospital exclusive breastfeeding, length of stay and post-partum depression.
Babazade R, Vadhera RB, Krishnamurthy P, Varma A, Doulatram G, Saade GR, Turan A. J Clin Anesth. 2019 Dec 31
The results demonstrate significant association between the increase in post-cesarean pain scores and deterioration of breastfeeding initiation while also exposing slight reductions in the quality of breastfeeding. Additionally, we found that increases in post-cesarean pain scores also positively associate with postpartum depression and duration of stay, with each increase in pain score resulted in an almost one-day increase in the length of stay.
Responding to women’s needs and preferences in an online program to prevent postpartum depression.
Ramphos ES, Kelman AR, Stanley ML, Barrera AZ. Internet Interv. 2019 Sep 6.
Biological stress response in women at risk of postpartum psychosis: The role of life events and inflammation.
Aas M, Vecchio C, Pauls A, Mehta M, Williams S, Hazelgrove K, Biaggi A, Pawlby S, Conroy S, Seneviratne G, Mondelli V, Pariante CM, Dazzan P. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2019 Dec 19;
An immune-HPA axis dysregulation, together with current stress may represent an important underlying pathophysiological mechanism in the onset of psychosis after childbirth in vulnerable women.
T-cell Defects and Postpartum Depression.
Osborne LM, Gilden J, Kamperman AM, Hoogendijk WJG, Spicer J, Drexhage HA, Bergink V. Brain Behav Immun. 2020 Jan 8.
The postpartum period in healthy women is a time of enhanced T cell activity. Women with postpartum depression failed to show physiological enhanced T-cell activity postpartum.