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Weekly Roundup for SEPTEMBER 6, 2019: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

Amygdala and affective responses to infant pictures; comparing depressed and non-depressed mothers and non-mothers. Dudin A, Wonch KE, Davis AD, Steiner M, Fleming AS, Hall GB.  J Neuroendocrinol. 2019 Sep 5:e12790. Women with PPD show an enhanced amygdala response to affectively positive infant pictures, but not to affectively positive pictures of scenery. Women with depression… Read More »

Weekly Roundup for JULY  5, 2019: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

In a large study from France (Blotière et al, 2019), researchers demonstrated that exposure to monotherapy with valproic acid was associated with 8 specific types of major congenital malformations (e.g., spina bifida, OR 19.4), and exposure to topiramate was associated with an increased risk of cleft lip (OR 6.8). No significant associations were found for… Read More »

Weekly Roundup for MAY 31, 2019: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

Several articles on the list look at the impact of maternal depression on children’s development.  While previous studies have focused on the impact of postpartum depression, O’Leary and colleagues focus on the impact of depression occurring during pregnancy (antenatal depression).  Even after controlling for depressive symptoms after delivery, depression during pregnancy was associated with worse… Read More »