Postpartum Depression Research
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 Nov 15, 2004
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
Randomized non-invasive sham-controlled pilot trial of electroacupuncture for postpartum depression.
Chung KF, Yeung WF, Zhang ZJ, Yung KP, Man SC, Lee CP, Lam SK, Leung TW, Leung KY, Ziea ET, Taam Wong V., J Affect Disord. 2012 Dec 15;142(1-3):115-21. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2012.04.008. Epub 2012 Jul 26. Source: Department of Psychiatry, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, SAR, China. firstname.lastname@example.org CONCLUSION: Both electroacupuncture and non-invasive sham acupuncture were effective for postpartum depression. Further studies utilizing larger sample size, better recruitment strategies, and home-based acupuncture treatment are warranted.
Published on Jul 26, 2012
Steam sauna and mother roasting in Lao PDR: practices and chemical constituents of essential oils of plant species used in postpartum recovery.
de Boer HJ, Lamxay V, BjÃ¶rk L. Steam sauna and mother roasting in Lao PDR: practices and chemical constituents of essential oils of plant species used in postpartum recovery. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2011 Dec 15;11:128.
Published on Dec 15, 2011