This review of adverse health conditions in the prenatal, perinatal and postnatal periods and associations with hypomineralised second primary molars(HSPM) included 14 studies. The findings suggest associations between HSPM and a number of condition but findings should be interpreted cautiously.[read the full story...]
Prenatal stress and personality disorder: is there a link?
In Anna Sri’s debut blog, she comments on a Finnish cohort study which examined the link between prenatal stress and diagnosis of personality disorder in offspring. The study concludes that the more severe the experience of prenatal stress, the increased likelihood of a later diagnosis of personality disorder in the offspring.[read the full story...]
Molar incisor hypomineralisation- review suggests link with childhood illnesses
For this review of molar incisor hypomineralisation (MIH) 28 low quality studies were identified. The available evidence suggest that prenatal and perinatal factors are infrequently associated with MIH but that early childhood illness (in particular fever) may be associated.[read the full story...]
Do perinatal mental health problems cost the UK £8 billion per year?
A recent report estimated the societal cost of perinatal mental health problems to be £8 billion, but should we believe it? Chris Sampson advises caution.[read the full story...]
Prenatal SSRI exposure and autism risk: a dilemma for mums-to-be with depression
Amy Green summarises a population-based study of young children which looks at prenatal exposure to SSRI antidepressants and the social responsiveness symptoms of autism.[read the full story...]