Weekly Roundup for SEPTEMBER 20, 2019: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

By | September 30, 2019

Preterm birth as a risk factor for postpartum depression: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

de Paula Eduardo JAF, de Rezende MG, Menezes PR, Del-Ben CM.  J Affect Disord. 2019 Aug 21;259:392-403.

Most of the studies supported the association between preterm birth (PTB) and postpartum depression (PPD). However, 8 studies did not find such association and, even among studies with positive findings, results were heterogeneous, given the methodological discrepancies among the studies. The meta-analysis provided evidence of higher risk for PPD among mothers of preterm infants in assessments performed up to 24 weeks after childbirth.

Evaluation of a Technology-Based Peer-Support Intervention Program for Preventing Postnatal Depression (Part 2): Qualitative Study.

Shorey S, Ng ED.  J Med Internet Res. 2019 Aug 29;21(8):e12915. Free Article

Do maternal depression and self-esteem moderate and mediate the association between intimate partner violence after childbirth and postpartum suicidal ideation?

Islam MJ, Broidy L, Mazerolle P, Baird K, Mazumder N, Zobair KM.  Arch Suicide Res. 2019 Aug 28:1-41.

The prevalence of postpartum suicidal (SI) was 30.8%. Accounting the influence of other confounders, the odds of postpartum SI were significantly higher among women who reported physical IPV victimization (AOR: 2.65; 95% CI =1.36, 5.18) at any point during the first six months following childbirth as opposed to those who did not.

Prenatal and Postnatal Hair Steroid Levels Predict Post-Partum Depression 12 Weeks after Delivery.

Jahangard L, Mikoteit T, Bahiraei S, Zamanibonab M, Haghighi M, Sadeghi Bahmani D, Brand S.  J Clin Med. 2019 Aug 23;8(9). Free Article

Compared to those of women without PPD, hair steroid levels (cortisol, cortisone, progesterone) were significantly lower in women with PPD both before and after delivery. Lower prenatal cortisone and progesterone levels predicted higher depression scores 12 weeks after delivery.

Peritraumatic dissociation in childbirth-evoked posttraumatic stress and postpartum mental health.

Thiel F, Dekel S.  Arch Womens Ment Health. 2019 May 21.

Women who had assisted vaginal deliveries or unscheduled Cesareans reported higher peritraumatic dissociation levels than those who had regular vaginal deliveries or scheduled Cesareans. Peritraumatic dissociation predicted PP-PTSD above and beyond premorbid and other childbirth-related factors.

Is childbirth-induced PTSD associated with low maternal attachment?

Dekel S, Thiel F, Dishy G, Ashenfarb AL.  Arch Womens Ment Health. 2019 Feb;22(1):119-122.

Attachment was lower in women with PP-PTSD compared to non-childbirth-related PTSD and no PP-PTSD. 

The course and clinical correlates of obsessive-compulsive disorder during the postpartum period: A naturalistic observational study.

Yakut E, Uguz F, Aydogan S, Bayman MG, Gezginc K.  J Affect Disord. 2019 Jul 1;254:69-73. 

Patients with OCD who exhibit hyperthymic affective temperament character and a decrease in symptoms following a previous childbirth may experience a significant alleviation in the severity of obsessive-compulsive symptoms during the postpartum period.

Combined effect of adverse childhood experiences and young age on self-harm ideation among postpartum women in Japan.

Doi S, Fujiwara T.  J Affect Disord. 2019 Jun 15;253:410-418.

Postpartum women with 3 or more ACEs and younger age (<25 years old) were 10.3 times more likely than those with no ACEs and older age to have self-harm ideation (95%CI = 5.3-20.2). 

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