HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
First-time mothers at increased risk for postpartum mental disorders

New mothers are at an increased risk for mental disorders such as schizophrenia, depression and bipolar disorder in the 3 months following the birth of their first child, according to a study in the December 6 issue of JAMA. The study also found that first-time fathers do not have an increased risk for mental disorders.

Postpartum depression is a serious mental health problem for women and their families, with an estimated prevalence of about 10 percent to 15 percent among mothers. Postpartum disorders can also include more severe mental disorders, with a prevalence of about 1 per 1,000 births, according to background information in the article. There is some indication that a small percentage of men experience postpartum depression, but the possible relationship between becoming a father and first onset of mental disorders has not been established.

Trine Munk-Olsen, M.Sc., of the University of Aarhus, Denmark and colleagues conducted a study to estimate the risk of postpartum mental disorders requiring hospital admission or outpatient contact for first-time mothers and fathers up to 12 months after becoming a parent. The researchers analyzed data from Danish health and civil service registers, which for this study included a total of 2,357,942 Danish-born persons who were followed up from their 15th birthday or January 1973, whichever came later, until date of onset of the disorder in question, date of death, date of emigration from Denmark, or July 2005, whichever came first.

From 1973 to 2005, a total of 630,373 women and 547,431 men became parents for the first time. A total of 1,171 women and 658 men were admitted with a mental disorder to a psychiatric hospital during the first 12 months after parenthood, and the corresponding prevalence of severe mental disorders through the first 3 months after childbirth was 1.03 per 1,000 births for mothers and 0.37 per 1,000 births for fathers. For first-time mothers, the first weeks and m
'"/>

Contact: Trine Munk-Olsen
tmo@ncrr.dk
JAMA and Archives Journals
5-Dec-2006


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. New mothers often not asked about depression, UNC survey finds
2. New mothers should be screened regularly for postpartum depression
3. Female genital mutilation harmful for mothers and babies
4. Very few mothers reject childhood immunisation
5. High rates of caesarean delivery may harm mothers and newborns
6. Preconception health care can improve the lives of mothers and babies
7. Postpartum depressive symptoms in mothers associated with some unfavorable parenting practices
8. HIV risks reduced when mothers teach daughters about disease
9. Vaccinate infants of hepatitis B mothers, say experts
10. Anxious fathers make caesarean ops more painful for mothers
11. Teen weight control behavior may reflect mothers attitudes on weight

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/13/2019)... ST. LOUIS (PRWEB) , ... February 13, 2019 ... ... on May 13, 2019, at the company’s annual member conference, Elevate 2019 at ... to key Intalere staff and members to explore potential partnerships driving improved quality ...
(Date:2/13/2019)... ... February 13, 2019 , ... Castle announced today that it ... from existing investors Y Combinator , First Round and F-Prime ... Duo Security, René Bonvanie, CMO at Palo Alto Networks, and Olivier Pomel, CEO at ...
(Date:2/13/2019)... ... ... Dr. Jig Patel and the dental professionals at Schaumburg Dental Studio ... dentist from St. Louis, MO, to the team. With him, Dr. Merchant ... root canals and emergency treatment. Dr. Patel, Dr. Merchant and their team look forward ...
(Date:2/13/2019)... ... ... Surgery that moves both jaws forward – known as maxillomandibular advancement (MMA) ... in benefits that include improved breathing, daytime wakefulness and quality of life, as well ... regarded as the preferred treatment for patients with moderate to severe OSA who cannot ...
(Date:2/13/2019)... Fla. (PRWEB) , ... February 13, 2019 , ... ... and luxurious lifestyle publication is privileged to present Dr. David A. Lickstein as ... , Haute Beauty offers a prominent collective of leading doctors. The invitation-only exclusive ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/13/2019)... ... , ... Co-founded in a parking lot by husband-and-wife team Devan and Morgan ... not only exercise, but to nurture their mental and emotional health as part of ... with the San Francisco Giants and COO Morgan brings marketing expertise from her experience ...
(Date:2/13/2019)... ... February 13, 2019 , ... Gastro Health, LLC (“Gastro ... Gastroenterology Center, P.A. DBA Gastroenterology Specialists (“Gastroenterology Specialists”), a leading physician group with ... acquisition in the Central Florida market, after it acquired Central Florida Gastroenterology in ...
(Date:2/13/2019)... ... February 13, 2019 , ... Bridge ... workflow automation for health care organizations, has received notable recognition from their largest ... , The recognition came in the form of the Salesforce Healthcare Ohana Award. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: