This week a study published by Kieviet and colleagues gives us more information on the mechanism of poor neonatal adaptation in infants prenatally exposed to SSRIs and suggests that levels of maternal psychological distress modulate this risk.  Pugh and colleagues assessed the effectiveness of internet-delivered CBT for the management of perinatal depression.

A Randomised Controlled Trial of Therapist-Assisted, Internet-Delivered Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Women with Maternal Depression.

Pugh NE, Hadjistavropoulos HD, Dirkse D.

PLoS One. 2016 Mar 1;11(3). Free Article

Lay support for pregnant women with social risk: a randomised controlled trial.

Kenyon S, Jolly K, Hemming K, Hope L, Blissett J, Dann SA, Lilford R, MacArthur C.

BMJ Open. 2016 Mar 2;6(3).

Screening for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder in Prenatal Care: Prevalence and Characteristics in a Low-Income Population.

Wenz-Gross M, Weinreb L, Upshur C.

Matern Child Health J. 2016 Jul 11. [Epub ahead of print]

Postpartum Hemorrhage and Use of Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor Antidepressants in Pregnancy.

Hanley GE, Smolina K, Mintzes B, Oberlander TF, Morgan SG.

Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Mar;127(3):553-61.

The Role of Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) in the Perinatal Period.

Wright TE, Terplan M, Ondersma SJ, Boyce C, Yonkers K, Chang G, Creanga AA.

Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Jun 30. [Epub ahead of print]

What Dyadic Reparation Is Meant to Do: An Association with Infant Cortisol Reactivity.

Müller M, Zietlow AL, Tronick E, Reck C.

Psychopathology. 2015;48(6):386-99. Epub 2015 Nov 10.

Serotonin and poor neonatal adaptation after antidepressant exposure in utero.

Kieviet N, van Keulen V, van de Ven PM, Dolman KM, Deckers M, Honig A.

Acta Neuropsychiatr. 2016 Jul 8:1-11. [Epub ahead of print]

Risk and protective factors for antepartum and postpartum depression: a prospective study.

Hain S, Oddo-Sommerfeld S, Bahlmann F, Louwen F, Schermelleh-Engel K.

J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol. 2016 Jul 4:1-11. [Epub ahead of print]


Gentile S, Fusco ML.

J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2016 Jul 5:1-33. [Epub ahead of print]

Cortisol metabolism, postnatal depression and weight changes in the first 12 months post-partum.

Rogers SL, Hughes BA, Tomlinson JW, Blissett J.

Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2016 Jul 4. [Epub ahead of print]

Factors Associated with Postpartum Maternal Functioning in Women with Positive Screens for Depression.

Barkin JL, Wisner KL, Bromberger JT, Beach SR, Wisniewski SR.

J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2016 Jul;25(7):707-13. Epub 2015 Nov 24.

Overcoming functional impairment in postpartum depressed or anxious women: a pilot trial of desvenlafaxine with flexible dosing.

Misri et al, 2016.


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