Weekly Roundup for May 28, 2021: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

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Prevalence of Depression or Anxiety During Antepartum Hospitalizations for Obstetric Complications. 

Toscano M, et al. Obstet Gynecol, May 2021; 137: 881-891

One in three women hospitalized during pregnancy for obstetric complications report clinical levels of depression or anxiety symptoms.

Maternal psychological stress during pregnancy and risk of congenital heart disease in offspring: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Gu J, Guan HB.  J Affect Disord. 2021 May 8;291:32-38.

Maternal stress and stressful life events during pregnancy may be associated with higher risk of CHD in offspring, but such association was not observed for other mental health exposures such as anxiety and depression. 

Maternal Depressive Symptoms, Sleep, and Odds of Spontaneous Early Birth: Implications for Racial Inequities in Birth Outcomes.

Christian LM, Webber S, Gillespie S, Strahm AM, Schaffir J, Gokun Y, Porter K.  Sleep. 2021 May 21:zsab133. 

Additive effects of poor subjective sleep quality and depressive symptoms were observed with markedly higher odds of spontaneous shortened gestation among women with both risk factors.

Increased Depression Screening and Treatment Recommendations After Implementation of a Perinatal Collaborative Care Program.

Miller ES, Grobman WA, Ciolino JD, Zumpf K, Sakowicz A, Gollan J, Wisner KL.  Psychiatr Serv. 2021 May 21:

Implementation of a perinatal collaborative care program was associated with improvements in perinatal depression screening and recommendations for treatment by obstetric clinicians.

Is vagal-nerve stimulation safe during pregnancy? A mini review.

Ding J, Wang L, Wang C, Gao C, Wang F, Sun T.  Epilepsy Res. 2021 May 14;174:106671. 

VNS may be relatively safe and effective for the fetus and mother during pregnancy, and turning off VNS during pregnancy is unnecessary.

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Eating disorders are associated with adverse obstetric and perinatal outcomes: a systematic review.

das Neves MC, Teixeira AA, Garcia FM, Rennó J, da Silva AG, Cantilino A, Rosa CE, Mendes-Ribeiro JA, Rocha R, Lobo H, Gomes IE, Ribeiro CC, Garcia FD. Braz J Psychiatry. 2021 May 17: Free article.

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