Perinatal mental health problems in fathers are common and legitimate, but we need better ways to reach and help them

help-1734979_1280

André Tomlin explores a recent qualitative study of fathers’ views and experiences of their own perinatal mental health, and also shares his own lived experience of postnatal depression and anxiety.

[read the full story...]

Maternal anxiety disorders in the postnatal period: what do we know?

8641847152_d625b5f1f9_k

Janes Iles and Annette Eneberi summarise a recent systematic review and meta-analysis of current research evidence on anxiety disorders and their prevalence amongst postpartum women.

[read the full story...]

Could partner factors reduce the risk of maternal depression and anxiety in the perinatal period?

Couple sitting on park bench

Paul Ramchandani and Ellen Grimas report on the findings of a recent systematic review and meta-analysis of modifiable partner factors associated with perinatal depression and anxiety.

[read the full story...]

Sleep disruption during and after pregnancy may be associated with postpartum mental illness

shutterstock_114569563

Susie Johnson summarises a systematic review that explores the relationship between sleep disruption and postpartum mental illness, which reports a link between self-reported poor sleep during and after pregnancy and the development of postpartum depression.

[read the full story...]