Several articles provide more data on the risks of marijuana use during pregnancy.  Screening for postpartum depression in a pediatric clinic is feasible but does not necessarily lead to referrals.


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Breastfeeding and Postpartum Depression: An Overview and Methodological Recommendations for Future Research.

Pope CJ, Mazmanian D.

Depress Res Treat. 2016 Epub 2016 Apr 11. Review.  Free Article



Maternal marijuana use has independent effects on risk for spontaneous preterm birth but not other common late pregnancy complications.

Leemaqz SY, Dekker GA, McCowan LM, Kenny LC, Myers JE, Simpson NA, Poston L, Roberts CT; SCOPE Consortium.

Reprod Toxicol. 2016 Apr 30;62:77-86. doi: 10.1016/j.reprotox.2016.04.021. [Epub ahead of print]  Free Article


Marijuana Use and Its Effects in Pregnancy.

Chabarria KC, Racusin DA, Antony KM, Kahr M, Suter MA, Mastrobattista JM, Aagaard KM.

Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Jun 2.  [Epub ahead of print]


Estrogen-Based Therapies and Depression in Women Who Naturally Enter Menopause Before Population Average-Reply.

Georgakis MK, Skalkidou A, Petridou ET.

JAMA Psychiatry. 2016 Jun 1. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract av


Prenatal Exposure to Folic Acid and Antidepressants and Language Development: A Population-Based Cohort Study.

Handal M, Skurtveit S, Roth C, Hernandez-Diaz S, Selmer R.

J Clin Psychopharmacol. 2016 Jun 9. [Epub ahead of print]


Early predictors of behavioural problems in pre-schoolers – a longitudinal study of constitutional and environmental main and interaction effects.

Agnafors S, Sydsjö G, Comasco E, Bladh M, Oreland L, Svedin CG.

BMC Pediatr. 2016 Jun 7;16(1):76.   Free PMC Article


Postpartum depressive symptoms and its association to daytime sleepiness and restless legs during pregnancy.

Sarberg M, Bladh M, Svanborg E, Josefsson A.

BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2016 Jun 6;16(1):137.  Free PMC Article


Postpartum Depression in a General Pediatric Practice: Practical Methods for Improving Screening and Referrals.

Friedman S, Rochelson E, Fallar R, Mogilner L.

Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2016 Jun 9. [Epub ahead of print]

Comment: Education of pediatricians improved rates of screening. 10% of the mothers screened positive for PPD, but only 14% had documented referrals to a provider for treatment.


Factors associated with onset timing, symptoms, and severity of depression identified in the postpartum period.

Fisher SD, Wisner KL, Clark CT, Sit DK, Luther JF, Wisniewski S.

J Affect Disord. 2016 May 28;203:111-120. [Epub ahead of print]


Opportunities to Detect and Manage Perinatal Depression in Men.

Fisher SD, Garfield C.

Am Fam Physician. 2016 May 15;93(10):824-5.


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