Browsing articles in "Pregnancy/Postpartum"


Public Views of Mental Illness Are Increasingly Associated with Violence
October 22, 2019   

In a recent study, trends in public perceptions of violence and support for coerced treatment across a twenty-two-year period were examined. Data was...
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Metformin Use During Pregnancy May Affect Growth of Offspring
September 12, 2019   

A recent systematic review and meta-analysis compares metformin to insulin for treatment of gestational diabetes mellitus and how it each may alter the growth trajectories from the time of fetal exposure to childhood. Despite...
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FDA Approves First Medication for Postpartum Depression
March 21, 2019   

Postpartum depression (PPD) is an often-debilitating major depressive episode occurring in the postnatal period and affects a significant portion of women (~20% of new mothers). Unfortunately, standard antidepressant treatments are often ineffective for PPD and may leave the mother at risk of causing harm to herself or to her infant. It is therefore exciting news that the FDA has approved the first treatment specifically for PPD...
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The HPA Axis and Peripartum Depression
October 16, 2018   

Many dramatic physiological changes happen during and after pregnancy that may cause the upsurge in risk of psychiatric disorders that occurs during the perinatal period. ...
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Lithium Use During Pregnancy and Maternal and Infant Outcomes
July 13, 2018   

Lithium is a staple and highly effective medication for the treatment of bipolar disorder; however, past data have indicated somewhat mixed data regarding the teratogenic effects of lithium use during pregnancy...
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Placental Biology and Genetic Risk for Schizophrenia
June 18, 2018   

In a recent study, the relationship between placenta biology and genetic risk for schizophrenia in the presence of early-life complications (ELCs) was examined...
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Mama Bare: Depression During Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period
May 16, 2018   

Pregnancy and the birth of a child are often viewed as joyous, miraculous events. However, a significant portion of women suffer with depression during pregnancy and in the postpartum period...
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Risk of Congenital Malformations With Stimulant Use During Pregnancy
February 16, 2018   

In a recent cohort study from the International Pregnancy Safety Consortium the relationship between intrauterine exposure to stimulants, such as methylphenidate and amphetamine and risk of...
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Review: Benefits vs. Risks of Aripiprazole During Pregnancy
February 7, 2018   

A systematic literature search and review evaluated the available data on the use of aripiprazole during pregnancy, peripartum and lactation...
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Do Anxiety Disorders During Pregnancy Increase Risk of Adverse Birth Outcomes?
October 13, 2017   

The decision to treat mental health conditions, such as anxiety disorders, during pregnancy is an important and personal one; the health of the mother must be carefully weighed against potential adverse outcomes to the fetus. A recently published study adds valuable data on which such decisions can be informed....
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