This week, there is an interesting article from Tepper and colleagues which observes that about half of women have prominent vasomotor symptoms which persist over many years, often more than a decade.


Characterizing the trajectories of vasomotor symptoms across the menopausal transition.

Tepper PG, Brooks MM, Randolph JF Jr, Crawford SL, El Khoudary SR, Gold EB, Lasley BL, Jones B, Joffe H, Hess R, Avis NE, Harlow S, McConnell DS, Bromberger JT, Zheng H, Ruppert K, Thurston RC.

Menopause. 2016 Jul 11. [Epub ahead of print]

Maternal depressed mood moderates the impact of infant sleep on mother-infant bonding.

Hairston IS, Solnik-Menilo T, Deviri D, Handelzalts JE.

Arch Womens Ment Health. 2016 Jul 20. [Epub ahead of print]

Sleep mediates the link between resiliency and behavioural problems in children at high and low risk for alcoholism.

Hairston IS, Conroy DA, Heitzeg MM, Akbar NZ, Brower KJ, Zucker RA.

J Sleep Res. 2016 Jun;25(3):341-9.

Precursors of social emotional functioning among full-term and preterm infants at 12 months:Early infant withdrawal behavior and symptoms of maternal depression.

Moe V, Braarud HC, Wentzel-Larsen T, Slinning K, Vannebo UT, Guedeney A, Heimann M, Rostad AM, Smith L.

Infant Behav Dev. 2016 Jul 15;44:159-168. [Epub ahead of print]

Evolution of Depression and Anxiety Symptoms in Parents of Very Preterm Infants During the Newborn Period.

Pace CC, Spittle AJ, Molesworth CM, Lee KJ, Northam EA, Cheong JL, Davis PG, Doyle LW, Treyvaud K, Anderson PJ.

JAMA Pediatr. 2016 Jul 18. [Epub ahead of print]

Gestational hormone profiles predict human maternal behavior at 1-year postpartum.

Glynn LM, Davis EP, Sandman CA, Goldberg WA.

Horm Behav. 2016 Jul 15.

Factors associated with postpartum psychiatric admission in a population-based cohort of women with schizophrenia.

Vigod SN, Rochon-Terry G, Fung K, Gruneir A, Dennis CL, Grigoriadis S, Kurdyak PA, Ray JG, Rochon P, Seeman MV.

Acta Psychiatr Scand. 2016 Jul 20.

Goodness of fit between prenatal maternal sleep and infant sleep: Associations with maternaldepression and attachment security.

Newland RP, Parade SH, Dickstein S, Seifer R.

Infant Behav Dev. 2016 Jul 19;44:179-188. doi: 10.1016/j.infbeh.2016.06.010. [Epub ahead of print]

Exercise training reduces the frequency of menopausal hot flushes by improving thermoregulatory control.

Bailey TG, Cable NT, Aziz N, Dobson R, Sprung VS, Low DA, Jones H.

Menopause. 2016 Jul;23(7):708-18.

Drug Interactions between Hormonal Contraceptives and Psychotropic Drugs: A Systematic Review.

Berry-Bibee EN, Kim MJ, Simmons KB, Tepper NK, Riley HE, Pagano HP, Curtis KM.

Contraception. 2016 Jul 18.

Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors for Depression in Pregnancy.

Susser LC, Sansone SA, Hermann AD.

Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Jul 15. Review.

Postpartum depression and infant-mother attachment security at one year: The impact of co-morbid maternal personality disorders.

Smith-Nielsen J, Tharner A, Steele H, Cordes K, Mehlhase H, Vaever MS.

Infant Behav Dev. 2016 Jul 8;44:148-158.


Senturk MB, Y?ld?z G, Y?ld?z P, Yorguner N, Çakmak Y.

J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2016 Jul 15:1-12.

Adverse childhood life events and postpartum psychosis in bipolar disorder.

Perry A, Gordon-Smith K, Di Florio A, Forty L, Craddock N, Jones L, Jones I.

J Affect Disord. 2016 Jun 27;205:69-72.

Results: No evidence for an association between adverse childhood life events and the occurrence of postpartum psychosis in women with bipolar disorder.

A nationwide evaluation of spontaneous coronary artery dissection in pregnancy and the puerperium.

Faden MS, Bottega N, Benjamin A, Brown RN.

Heart. 2016 Jul 13. [Epub ahead of print]

Results: Women with chronic depression were about three times as likely to have spontaneous carotid artery dissection chronic depression (aOR, 3.56; 95% CI 1.43 to 8.83).


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