Lately we are seeing more articles about postpartum anxiety.  Although we typically emphasize postpartum depression, many women experience clinically significant symptoms of anxiety during pregnancy and the postpartum period.  This week we have one article from Goodman and colleagues focusing on postpartum anxiety and another from Biaggi et al which discusses anxiety during pregnancy.


Anxiety disorders in postpartum women: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Goodman JH, Watson GR, Stubbs B.

J Affect Disord. 2016 Oct;203:292-331.


Identifying the women at risk of antenatal anxiety and depression: A systematic review.

Biaggi A, Conroy S, Pawlby S, Pariante CM.

J Affect Disord. 2016 Feb;191:62-77. Review.  Free Article


Postpartum Anxiety and Infant-Feeding Outcomes: A Systematic Review.

Fallon V, Groves R, Halford JC, Bennett KM, Harrold JA.

J Hum Lact. 2016 Aug 26. [Epub ahead of print] Review.


Impact of childhood trauma on postpartum depression: a prospective study.

De Venter M, Smets J, Raes F, Wouters K, Franck E, Hanssens M, Jacquemyn Y, Sabbe BG, Van Den Eede F.

Arch Womens Ment Health. 2016 Apr;19(2):337-42.


Depressive symptoms across the menopause transition: findings from a large population-based cohort study.

Hickey M, Schoenaker DA, Joffe H, Mishra GD.

Menopause. 2016 Aug 22. [Epub ahead of print]


Vulnerability to intimate partner violence and poor mental health in the first 4-year postpartum among mothers reporting childhood abuse: an Australian pregnancy cohort study.

Gartland D, Woolhouse H, Giallo R, McDonald E, Hegarty K, Mensah F, Herrman H, Brown SJ.

Arch Womens Ment Health. 2016 Aug 26. [Epub ahead of print]


Summary diagnostic validity of commonly used maternal major depression disorder case finding instruments in the United States: A meta-analysis.

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

J Affect Disord. 2016 Aug 16;205:335-343. [Epub ahead of print] Review.


Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnancy: Health Policy and Practice in the Midst of an Epidemic.

Krans EE, Patrick SW.

Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Jul;128(1):4-10.