Internet-provided cognitive behaviour therapy of posttraumatic stress symptoms following childbirth-a randomized controlled trial.

Nieminen K, Berg I, Frankenstein K, Viita L, Larsson K, Persson U, Spånberger L, Wretman A, Silfvernagel K, Andersson G, Wijma K.

Cogn Behav Ther. 2016 May 6:1-20. [Epub ahead of print]

A Norwegian prospective study of preterm mother-infant interactions at 6 and 18?months and the impact of maternal mental health problems, pregnancy and birth complications.

Misund AR, Bråten S, Nerdrum P, Pripp AH, Diseth TH.

BMJ Open. 2016 May 4;6(5):e009699.  Free Article

Role of self-compassion in psychological well-being among perinatal women.

Felder JN, Lemon E, Shea K, Kripke K, Dimidjian S.

Arch Womens Ment Health. 2016 May 2. [Epub ahead of print]

Perinatal anxiety disorder prevalence and incidence.

Fairbrother N, Janssen P, Antony MM, Tucker E, Young AH.

J Affect Disord. 2016 Apr 14;200:148-155.

Are symptom features of depression during pregnancy, the postpartum period and outside the peripartum period distinct? Results from a nationally representative sample using item response theory (IRT).

Hoertel N, López S, Peyre H, Wall MM, González-Pinto A, Limosin F, Blanco C.

Depress Anxiety. 2015 Feb;32(2):129-40. doi: 10.1002/da.22334. Free PMC Article

Are women’s parenting-specific beliefs associated with depressive symptoms in the perinatal period? Development of the rigidity of maternal beliefs scale.

Thomason E, Flynn HA, Himle JA, Volling BL.

Depress Anxiety. 2015 Feb;32(2):141-8.

Oxytocin promotes protective behavior in depressed mothers: a pilot study with the enthusiastic stranger paradigm.

Mah BL, Bakermans-Kranenburg MJ, Van IJzendoorn MH, Smith R.

Depress Anxiety. 2015 Feb;32(2):76-81.

Comorbid trajectories of postpartum depression and PTSD among mothers with childhood trauma history: Course, predictors, processes and child adjustment.

Oh W, Muzik M, McGinnis EW, Hamilton L, Menke RA, Rosenblum KL.

J Affect Disord. 2016 Apr 20;200:133-141.

Working memory in pregnant women: Relation to estrogen and antepartum depression.

Hampson E, Phillips SD, Duff-Canning SJ, Evans KL, Merrill M, Pinsonneault JK, Sadée W, Soares CN, Steiner M.

Horm Behav. 2015 Aug;74:218-27.

Maternal Prenatal Psychological Distress and Preschool Cognitive Functioning: the Protective Role of Positive Parental Engagement.

Schechter JC, Brennan PA, Smith AK, Stowe ZN, Newport DJ, Johnson KC.

J Abnorm Child Psychol. 2016 May 6. [Epub ahead of print]

Wishful thinking is not effective contraception: family planning, contraception, and safe prescribing.

Freeman MP.

J Clin Psychiatry. 2016 Apr;77(4):523-4. doi: 10.4088/JCP.16f10778.  Free Article

Antidepressant use in pregnancy: knowledge transfer and translation of research findings.

Einarson A, Egberts TC, Heerdink ER.

J Eval Clin Pract. 2015 Aug;21(4):579-83.

Depression treatment for impoverished mothers by point-of-care providers: A randomized controlled trial.

Segre LS, Brock RL, O’Hara MW.

J Consult Clin Psychol. 2015 Apr;83(2):314-24. doi: 10.1037/a0038495. Epub 2014 Dec 8.  Free PMC Article

Postpartum Depression Screening: A Review for Psychiatrists.

Smith EK, Gopalan P, Glance JB, Azzam PN.

Harv Rev Psychiatry. 2016 May-Jun;24(3):173-87.

Internet Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Women With Postnatal Depression: A Randomized Controlled Trial of MumMoodBooster.

Milgrom J, Danaher BG, Gemmill AW, Holt C, Holt CJ, Seeley JR, Tyler MS, Ross J, Ericksen J.

J Med Internet Res. 2016 Mar 7;18(3):e54. doi: 10.2196/jmir.4993.  Free PMC Article

Gender-informed, psychoeducational programme for couples to prevent postnatal common mental disorders among primiparous women: cluster randomised controlled trial.

Fisher J, Rowe H, Wynter K, Tran T, Lorgelly P, Amir LH, Proimos J, Ranasinha S, Hiscock H, Bayer J, Cann W.

BMJ Open. 2016 Mar 7;6(3):e009396. Free PMC Article


Is sleep disruption a trigger for postpartum psychosis?

Lewis KJ, Foster RG, Jones IR.

Br J Psychiatry. 2016 May;208(5):409-11.

Prenatally buprenorphine-exposed children: health to 3 years of age.

Kivistö K, Tupola S, Kivitie-Kallio S.

Eur J Pediatr. 2015 Nov;174(11):1525-33.


Prenatal and early life stress and risk of eating disorders in adolescent girls and young women.

Su X, Liang H, Yuan W, Olsen J, Cnattingius S, Li J.

Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2016 Apr 15. [Epub ahead of print]

Prenatal exposure to cannabis and maternal and child health outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Gunn JK, Rosales CB, Center KE, Nuñez A, Gibson SJ, Christ C, Ehiri JE.

BMJ Open. 2016 Apr 5;6(4):e009986.   Free PMC Article

Association of Antenatal Depression Symptoms and Antidepressant Treatment With Preterm Birth.

Venkatesh KK, Riley L, Castro VM, Perlis RH, Kaimal AJ.

Obstet Gynecol. 2016 May;127(5):926-33.

Maternal prenatal stress and infant emotional reactivity six months postpartum.

Nolvi S, Karlsson L, Bridgett DJ, Korja R, Huizink AC, Kataja EL, Karlsson H.

J Affect Disord. 2016 Apr 13;199:163-170.

Serum BDNF concentration after delivery is associated with development of postpartum depression: A 3-month follow up study.

Gao X, Wang J, Yao H, Cai Y, Cheng R.

J Affect Disord. 2016 Apr 11;200:25-30.

Comment:  Women who had lower levels of BDNF at delivery were more likely to have PPD at 3 months postpartum.  It is unclear serum BDNF is a biomarker and if it could be used as a tool for predicting which women are at risk for PPD because this study did not assess mood at delivery.

Improving perinatal depression care: the Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project for Moms.

Byatt N, Biebel K, Moore Simas TA, Sarvet B, Ravech M, Allison J, Straus J.

Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2016 May-Jun;40:12-7.

Improved Perinatal Depression Screening, Treatment, and Outcomes With a Universal Obstetric Program.

Avalos LA, Raine-Bennett T, Chen H, Adams AS, Flanagan T.

Obstet Gynecol. 2016 May;127(5):917-25.

A Longitudinal Study of Parental Depressive Symptoms and Coparenting in the First 18 Months.

Tissot H, Favez N, Ghisletta P, Frascarolo F, Despland JN.

Fam Process. 2016 Apr 8.

Oxytocin receptor DNA methylation in postpartum depression.

Kimmel M, Clive M, Gispen F, Guintivano J, Brown T, Cox O, Beckmann MW, Kornhuber J, Fasching PA, Osborne LM, Binder E, Payne JL, Kaminsky Z.

Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2016 Apr 8;69:150-160.

The effect of depot medroxyprogesterone acetate on postnatal depression: a randomised controlled trial.

Singata-Madliki M, Hofmeyr GJ, Lawrie TA.

J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care. 2016 Mar 30.



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