The first article on the list is one that relies on the Swedish medical registers to look neonatal outcomes in infants prenatally exposed to antidepressants.  While the study does not generate new things to worry about, it is one of the largest studies in this area and gives us more information on the prevalence of adverse neonatal outcomes in antidepressant-exposed infants.  We review this article here.

Ruta Nonacs, MD PhD

 

Neonatal Morbidity After Maternal Use of Antidepressant Drugs During Pregnancy.

Nörby U, Forsberg L, Wide K, Sjörs G, Winbladh B, Källén K.Pediatrics October 2016.

 

Chinese Herbal Medicine for Postpartum Depression: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials.

Li Y, Chen Z, Yu N, Yao K, Che Y, Xi Y, Zhai S.  Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2016;2016:5284234. Review. Free Article

 

The Perinatal Depression Treatment Cascade: Baby Steps Toward Improving Outcomes.

Cox EQ, Sowa NA, Meltzer-Brody SE, Gaynes BN.  J Clin Psychiatry. 2016 Sep;77(9):1189-1200.    Free Article

 

Postnatal Mother-to-Infant Attachment in Subclinically Depressed Mothers: Dyads at Risk?

Behrendt HF, Konrad K, Goecke TW, Fakhrabadi R, Herpertz-Dahlmann B, Firk C.  Psychopathology. 2016; 49(4):269-276.

 

Understanding Bidirectional Mother-Infant Affective Displays across Contexts: Effects of Maternal Maltreatment History and Postpartum Depression and PTSD Symptoms.

Morelen D, Menke R, Rosenblum KL, Beeghly M, Muzik M.  Psychopathology. 2016; 49(4):305-314.

 

Intergenerational Transmission of Internalizing Behavior: The Role of Maternal Psychopathology, Child Responsiveness and Maternal Attachment Style Insecurity.

Reck C, Nonnenmacher N, Zietlow AL.  Psychopathology. 2016;49(4):277-284.

 

Mother-Infant Emotion Regulation at Three Months: The Role of Maternal Anxiety, Depression and Parenting Stress.

Riva Crugnola C, Ierardi E, Ferro V, Gallucci M, Parodi C, Astengo M.  Psychopathology. 2016; 49(4):285-294.

 

Effects of Maternal Anxiety Disorders on Infant Self-Comforting Behaviors: The Role of Maternal Bonding, Infant Gender and Age.

Müller M, Tronick E, Zietlow AL, Nonnenmacher N, Verschoor S, Träuble B.  Psychopathology. 2016; 49(4):295-304.

 

Prevalence of paternal depression in pregnancy and the postpartum: An updated meta-analysis.

Cameron EE, Sedov ID, Tomfohr-Madsen LM.  J Affect Disord. 2016 Dec; 206:189-203.

 

The role of screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment in the perinatal period.

Wright TE, Terplan M, Ondersma SJ, Boyce C, Yonkers K, Chang G, Creanga AA.  Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Nov; 215(5):539-547.

 

Effectiveness of Psychological Interventions for Postnatal Depression in Primary Care: A Meta-Analysis.

Stephens S, Ford E, Paudyal P, Smith H.  Ann Fam Med. 2016 Sep;14(5):463-72. Free Article

 

Antenatal psychosocial risk status and Australian women’s use of primary care and specialist mental health services in the year after birth: a prospective study.

Schmied V, Langdon R, Matthey S, Kemp L, Austin MP, Johnson M.  BMC Womens Health. 2016 Oct 25; 16(1):69.  Free Article

 

Interplay of demographic variables, birth experience, and initial reactions in the prediction of symptoms of posttraumatic stress one year after giving birth.

König J, Schmid S, Löser E, Neumann O, Buchholz S, Kästner R.  Eur J Psychotraumatol. 2016 Oct 24; 7:32377.  Free Article

 

Prevalence of stressful life events during pregnancy and its association with postpartum depressive symptoms.

Salm Ward T, Kanu FA, Robb SW.  Arch Womens Ment Health. 2016 Oct 26. [Epub ahead of print]

 

The effects of maternal stress and illness during pregnancy on infant temperament: Project Ice Storm.

Laplante DP, Brunet A, King S.  Pediatr Res. 2016 Jan;79(1-1):107-13.

 

Suicide and filicide in postpartum psychosis.

Brockington I.  Arch Womens Ment Health. 2016 Oct 24. [Epub ahead of print]

 

Auto-Caesarean section: a review of 22 cases.

Szabó A, Brockington I.  Arch Womens Ment Health. 2014 Feb;17(1):79-83. Review.

 

The prevalence and correlates of self-harm in pregnant women with psychotic disorder and bipolar disorder.

Taylor CL, van Ravesteyn LM, van denBerg MP, Stewart RJ, Howard LM.  Arch Womens Ment Health. 2016 Oct; 19(5):909-15.   Free Article

 

Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) for major depression following perinatal loss: a pilot randomized controlled trial.

Johnson JE, Price AB, Kao JC, Fernandes K, Stout R, Gobin RL, Zlotnick C.  Arch Womens Ment Health. 2016 Oct;19(5):845-59.

 

Maternal Body Mass Index and Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorders in Offspring: A Meta-analysis.

Wang Y, Tang S, Xu S, Weng S, Liu Z.  Sci Rep. 2016 Sep 30 ;6:34248. Free Article

 

Postpartum Depression among African-American and Latina Mothers Living in Small Cities, Towns, and Rural Communities.

Ceballos M, Wallace G, Goodwin G.  J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2016 Oct 19. [Epub ahead of print]