|Barandon S, Balès M, Pambrun E, Melchior M, C-Glangeaud-Freudenthal NM, Van der Waerden J, Verdoux H, Sutter-Dallay AL. Maternal post-natal depressive symptoms at 2 months: Effects of French antenatal preventive measures in the E.L.F.E. cohort. J Affect Disord. 2021 Oct 1;293:238-244.
Antenatal preventive measures may be helpful to prevent postpartum distress at 2 months’ postpartum, while these interventions do not seem to decrease risk for PPD.
Association between premenstrual dysphoric disorder and perinatal depression: a systematic review.
Pereira D, Pessoa AR, Madeira N, Macedo A, Pereira AT. Arch Womens Ment Health. 2021 Aug 26.
Most but not all studies suggest a link between PMDD and PPD.
Treating postpartum depression in rural veterans using internet delivered CBT: program evaluation of MomMoodBooster.
Solness CL, Kroska EB, Holdefer PJ, O’Hara MW.
J Behav Med. 2021 Aug;44(4):454-466. doi: 10.1007/s10865-020-00188-5. Epub 2020 Oct 14. Free article.
MomMoodBooster can be a valid and efficacious option for reaching under-served veteran populations with specialized postpartum mental health support and is as effective with rural women as with urban women.
Mother Matters: Pilot randomized wait-list controlled trial of an online therapist-facilitated discussion board and support group for postpartum depression symptoms.
Vigod SN, Slyfield Cook G, Macdonald K, Hussain-Shamsy N, Brown HK, de Oliveira C, Torshizi K, Benipal PK, Grigoriadis S, Classen CC, Dennis CL.
Depress Anxiety. 2021 Aug;38(8):816-825. d
This study supports the pursuit of online, therapist-facilitated, discussion board support group strategies for PPD.
A Brexanolone Treatment Program at an Academic Medical Center: Patient Selection, 90-Day Posttreatment Outcomes, and Lessons Learned.
Patterson R, Krohn H, Richardson E, Kimmel M, Meltzer-Brody S.
J Acad Consult Liaison Psychiatry. 2021 Aug 24:S2667-2960(21)00141-5.
All 16 patients had a significant reduction in Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression scores at 60 hours, scores dropping on average from 23.9 (standard deviation = 2.6) to 7.6 (standard deviation = 2.9).
Postpartum psychosis and SARS-CoV-2 infection: is there a correlation?
Bider EN, Coker JL. Arch Womens Ment Health. 2021 Dec;24(6):1051-1054. Free article.
The Women’s Mental Health Program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has observed a four-fold increase in postpartum psychosis compared to the last 5 years.
Integrating SMS Text Messages Into a Preventive Intervention for Postpartum Depression Delivered via In-Home Visitation Programs: Feasibility and Acceptability Study.
Barrera AZ, Hamil J, Tandon D. JMIR Form Res. 2021 Nov 18;5(11):e30995. doi: 10.2196/30995. Free article.
The Mothers and Babies (MB) Course is an evidence-based preventive intervention for postpartum depression (PPD). In this pilot study, SMS text messaging in used between sessions.
Leading the charge toward a world without depression: perinatal depression can be prevented.
Muñoz RF, Le HN, Barrera AZ, Pineda BS. Arch Womens Ment Health. 2021 Oct;24(5):807-815.