Postpartum Depression Research

A clinical evaluation of the effectiveness of acupuncture for insufficient lactation
Tureanu, L., & Tureanu, V. (1994). A clinical evaluation of the effectiveness of acupuncture for insufficient lactation. American Journal of Acupuncture, 22(1), 23-27.
Published on January 1, 1994

Acupuncture for depression during pregnancy: a randomized controlled trial.
Manber R, et al. Acupuncture for depression during pregnancy: a randomized controlled trial. Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Mar;115(3):511-20. CONCLUSION: The short acupuncture protocol demonstrated symptom reduction and a response rate comparable to those observed in standard depression treatments of similar length and could be a viable treatment option for depression during pregnancy.
Published on March 11, 2010

Acupuncture treatment as breastfeeding support: preliminary data.
Neri I, et al. Acupuncture treatment as breastfeeding support: preliminary data. J Altern Complement Med. 2011 Feb;17(2):133-7.
Published on February 11, 2011

Acupuncture: a promising treatment for depression during pregnancy
Manber R, et al. Acupuncture: a promising treatment for depression during pregnancy. J Affect Disord. 2004 Nov 15;83(1):89-95. CONCLUSION: Acupuncture holds promise for the treatment of depression during pregnancy.
Published on November 15, 2004

Clinical observation on the effects of electroacupuncture at Shaoze (SI 1) in 46 cases of postpartum insufficient lactation
Wei L, et al. Clinical observation on the effects of electroacupuncture at Shaoze (SI 1) in 46 cases of postpartum insufficient lactation. J Tradit Chin Med. 2008 Sep;28(3):168-72.
Published on Sepember 28, 2008

Effect of Acupressure, Acupuncture and Moxibustion in Women With Pregnancy-Related Anxiety and Previous Depression: A Preliminary Study
Suzuki S, Tobe C. Effect of Acupressure, Acupuncture and Moxibustion in Women With Pregnancy-Related Anxiety and Previous Depression: A Preliminary Study. J Clin Med Res. 2017 Jun;9(6):525-527. METHODS AND RESULTS: Between 2014 and 2016, there were 48 women with pregnancy-related anxiety and previous depression who had delivery at ≥ 22 weeks' gestation in our institute. Of these, oriental treatments were performed in eight and two women (totally 10, 21%) during pregnancy and postpartum, respectively. One of the 10 (10%) who received oriental treatments admitted depressive symptoms during pregnancy or postpartum, while 18 of the rest 38 who did not receive oriental treatments admitted depressive symptoms (47%, P = 0.065). CONCLUSION: The oriental treatments may be useful for pregnant women who need perinatal mental health care.
Published on July 9, 2017

Exploring Placentophagy in Humans: Problems and Recommendations
Marraccini ME, Gorman KS., Exploring Placentophagy in Humans: Problems and Recommendations. J Midwifery Womens Health. 2015 Jul-Aug; 60(4):371-9.
Published on August 1, 2015

Human maternal placentophagy: a survey of self-reported motivations and experiences associated with placenta consumption.
Selander J, Cantor A, Young SM, Benyshek DC. Human maternal placentophagy: a survey of self-reported motivations and experiences associated with placenta consumption. Ecol Food Nutr. 2013;52(2):93-115.
Published on March 1, 2013

Human placentophagy: a review
Farr A, Chervenak FA, McCullough LB, Baergen RN, Grünebaum A. Human placentophagy: a review. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Aug 30. pii: S0002-9378(17)30963-8.
Published on August 30, 2017

Interventions to treat mental disorders during pregnancy: A systematic review and multiple treatment meta-analysis
van Ravesteyn LM, et al. Interventions to treat mental disorders during pregnancy: A systematic review and multiple treatment meta-analysis. PLoS One. 2017 Mar 30;12(3):e0173397. CONCLUSIONS: This meta-analysis found a robust moderate treatment effect of CBT for MDD during pregnancy, and to a lesser extent for IPT. As an alternative, positive results were found for body-oriented interventions and acupuncture. No evidence was found for bright light therapy and food supplements.
Published on May 30, 2017

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