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 for Depression: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Armour M, Smith CA, Wang LQ, et al. 2019. Acupuncture for Depression: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. J Clin Med. 8(8):1140.
Published on August 14, 2019

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

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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