postpartum depression

Smoking May Be a Factor in Postpartum DepressionThree pharmacy students have found an increased risk of postpartum depression in women who smoke.
Postpartum depression on the declineA study examines whether postpartum depression is on the decline. Plus: Are women who develop preeclampsia at greater risk of cardiovascular disease than those who didn't? Also, a look at the impact of severe nutrition deficiency in pregnancy on the development of mental health disorders in offspring.
Does gender make a difference in sleep patterns?A study looks at whether women are at greater risk of sleep problems than their male counterparts. Also, are cesarean deliveries increasing the risk of childhood obesity? Plus: A study highlights the need for further research in postpartum psychosis.
Does persistent postpartum pain lead to postpartum depression? (VIDEO)For Contemporary OB/GYN, Dr Bobby Lazzara discusses research presented at the World Congress of Anaesthesiologists. The research looked at whether persistent pain following birth serves a risk factor for the mother developing postpartum depression.
Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies: DepressionA snapshot of Protocol 3 from the 6th edition of Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies: An Evidence-Based Approach
CDC reports on infant versus fetal mortalityThe CDC issues a report on the fetal and infant mortality rates. And, could a blood marker indicate that some women have a greater risk of developing postpartum depression? Plus: Does premature birth have a psychological impact on the infant?
Fear of birth can increase risk of PPDWomen with a diagnosed fear of childbirth are at an increased risk of postpartum depression (PPD), according to a new study in BMJ Open.
Longer maternity leave reduces depression riskWomen who take maternity leave for 6 or more months had a lower risk of developing postpartum depressive symptoms than their counterparts who return to work more quickly, according to a study published in the Journal of Health Politics, Policy, and Law.
Use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors during pregnancyObstetricians often see pregnant patients with psychiatric disorders, the most common being depression. Treatment includes both nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic options. This article focuses on use of selective serotonin reputake inhibitors (SSRIs), the drugs most often used to treat depression in pregnancy.
Research Roundup--What’s new in psychosocial obstetrics and gynecologyA commentary on some of the best research in this field published in the past year