Next week we will be reviewing several new articles which look at the feasibility of screening for perinatal depression and will focus on screening and diagnostic tools we can use in this setting.  There is also an interesting article which reviews the impact of depression during pregnancy on neonatal outcomes.


Neonatal Outcomes in Women With Untreated Antenatal Depression Compared With Women Without Depression: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

Jarde A, Morais M, Kingston D, Giallo R, MacQueen GM, Giglia L, Beyene J, Wang Y, McDonald SD.

JAMA Psychiatry. 2016 Jun 8.

Mild Depressive Symptoms During the Third Trimester of Pregnancy Are Associated with Disruptions in Daily Rhythms but Not Subjective Sleep Quality.

Simpson W, Frey BN, Steiner M.

J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2016 Jun;25(6):594-8.

Fluoxetine normalizes the effects of prenatal maternal stress on depression- and anxiety-like behaviors in mouse dams and male offspring.

Salari AA, Fatehi L, Motayagheni N, Homberg JR.

Behav Brain Res. 2016 Jun 1.   [Epub ahead of print]

Closing the Gap between Policy and Practice in Screening for Perinatal Depression: A Policy Analysis and Call for Action.

Yu M, Sampson M.

Soc Work Public Health. 2016 Jun 2:1-8. [Epub ahead of print]

Stressful Life Events During Pregnancy and Offspring Depression: Evidence From a Prospective Cohort Study

Comment: Stressful life events increases risk for depression in adolescents, and there appears to be a dose response effect.

Developmental trajectories of pregnant and postpartum depression in an epidemiologic survey.

Tebeka S, Strat YL, Dubertret C.

J Affect Disord. 2016 May 31. [Epub ahead of print]

Associations between poor subjective prenatal sleep quality and postnatal depression and anxiety symptoms.

Tham EK, Tan J, Chong YS, Kwek K, Saw SM, Teoh OH, Goh DY, Meaney MJ, Broekman BF.

J Affect Disord. 2016 May 25;202:91-94.[Epub ahead of print]

Maternal depression during pregnancy and offspring depression in adulthood: role of child maltreatment.

Plant DT, Pariante CM, Sharp D, Pawlby S.

Br J Psychiatry. 2015 Sep;207(3):213-20. Epub 2015 Jun 4.  Free PMC Article

Relationships between perineal pain and postpartum depressive symptoms: A prospective cohort study.

Chang SR, Chen KH, Lee CN, Shyu MK, Lin MI, Lin WA.

Int J Nurs Stud. 2016 Jul;59:68-78.

Comment:  Pain at 3-5 days postpartum predicts depressive symptoms at 3 months postpartum.

Suicidal Ideation During the Postpartum Period.

Bodnar-Deren S, Klipstein K, Fersh M, Shemesh E, Howell EA.

J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2016 May 26. [Epub ahead of print]

Implementation of universal screening for depression during pregnancy: feasibility and impact on obstetric care.

Venkatesh KK, Nadel H, Blewett D, Freeman MP, Kaimal AJ, Riley LE.

Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2016 May 20. [Epub ahead of print]

Commentary from Medscape

Diagnostic performance of major depression disorder case-finding instruments used among mothers of young children in the United States: A systematic review.

Owora AH, Hélène Carabin, Reese J, Garwe T.

J Affect Disord. 2016 Sep 1;201:185-93. Epub 2016 May 13. Review.

Comment:  This is a good review which compares various screening and diagnostic tools.


Iliadis SI, Sylvén S, Hellgren C, Olivier JD, Schijven D, Comasco E, Chrousos GP, Sundström Poromaa I, Skalkidou A.

Depress Anxiety. 2016 May 27. doi: 10.1002/da.22529. [Epub ahead of print]

Comment: Non-depressed women with an elevated CRH at week 17 were 1.13-fold more likely to develop PPG.  Statistically significant but probably not so useful in clinical settings in terms of predicting risk fo PPD.

Parenting and mother-infant interactions in the context of maternal postpartum obsessive-compulsive disorder: Effects of obsessional symptoms and mood.

Challacombe FL, Salkovskis PM, Woolgar M, Wilkinson EL, Read J, Acheson R.

Infant Behav Dev. 2016 May 31. [Epub ahead of print]

Associations of Parental Depression With Child School Performance at Age 16 Years in Sweden.

Shen H, Magnusson C, Rai D, Lundberg M, Lê-Scherban F, Dalman C, Lee BK.

JAMA Psychiatry. 2016 Mar 1;73(3):239-46.

Commentary from Medscape

Antenatal depression, treatment with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, and neonatal brain structure: A propensity-matched cohort study.

Jha SC, Meltzer-Brody S, Steiner RJ, Cornea E, Woolson S, Ahn M, Verde AR, Hamer RM, Zhu H, Styner M, Gilmore JH, Knickmeyer RC.

Psychiatry Res. 2016 May 24;253:43-53.

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) use during pregnancy and risk of preterm birth: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Eke A, Saccone G, Berghella V.

BJOG. 2016 May 30. doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.14144. [Epub ahead of print] Review.


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