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Weekly Roundup for July 28, 2017: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

A light week.

Untreated perinatal paternal depression: Effects on offspring.

Gentile S, Fusco ML.Psychiatry Res. 2017 Jun;252:325-332.

Review.  Untreated perinatal paternal depression negatively affects child development.  Family-centred approaches may improve the effectiveness of perinatal mental health programs.


Reduction of quality-adjusted life years (QALYs) in patients with premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).

Yamada K, Kamagata E.  Qual Life Res. 2017 Jul 3.

During their reproductive years, patients with untreated PMDD are expected to experience a quality-adjusted life years (QALY) loss of about 3 years during their lifetime.


Lithium dosing strategies during pregnancy and the postpartum period.

Wesseloo R, Wierdsma AI, van Kamp IL, Munk-Olsen T, Hoogendijk WJG, Kushner SA, Bergink V.  Br J Psychiatry. 2017 Jul;211(1):31-36.


Incremental Benefit-Cost of MOMCare: Collaborative Care for Perinatal Depression Among Economically Disadvantaged Women.

Grote NK, Simon GE, Russo J, Lohr MJ, Carson K, Katon W.  Psychiatr Serv. 2017 Jul 3:

Women with probable depression and PTSD in MOMCare had 68 more depression-free days over 18 months than those in MSS-Plus (p<.05).


Obstetrical, pregnancy and socio-economic predictors for new-onset severe postpartum psychiatric disorders in primiparous women.

Meltzer-Brody S, Maegbaek ML, Medland SE, Miller WC, Sullivan P, Munk-Olsen T.

Psychol Med. 2017 Jun;47(8):1427-1441.  Free Article


Independent Contributions of Nocturnal Hot Flashes and Sleep Disturbance to Depression in Estrogen-Deprived Women.

Joffe H, Crawford SL, Freeman MP, White DP, Bianchi MT, Kim S, Economou N, Camuso J, Hall JE, Cohen LS.  J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2016 Oct;101(10):3847-3855.

In women treated with a GnRH agonist (GnRHa) to suppress estrogen levels, worsening of mood was predicted by increased time in light sleep, non-REM arousals, and subjective sleep quality.  The number of nighttime, but not daytime, hot flashes were also predictive of mood worsening.  


Infant-Related Intrusive Thoughts of Harm in the Postpartum Period: A Critical Review.

Brok EC, Lok P, Oosterbaan DB, Schene AH, Tendolkar I, van Eijndhoven PF.  J Clin Psychiatry. 2017 Jul 18.


Approaches to health-care provider education and professional development in perinatal depression: a systematic review.

Legere LE, Wallace K, Bowen A, McQueen K, Montgomery P, Evans M.  BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2017 Jul 24;17(1):239. Free Article


Maternal smoking during pregnancy and offspring antisocial behaviour: findings from a longitudinal investigation of discordant siblings.

Paradis AD, Shenassa ED, Papandonatos GD, Rogers ML, Buka SL.  J Epidemiol Community Health. 2017 Jul 10.

Maternal smoking during pregnancy was associated with increased odds of elevated levels of antisocial behaviours during adolescence and adulthood, as well as violent and non-violent outcomes during both developmental periods.

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