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Post-Partum Depression Clinical Trials

A listing of Post-Partum Depression medical research trials actively recruiting patient volunteers. Search for closest city to find more detailed information on a research study in your area.


Found (48) clinical trials

CODEPAD (Collaborative Outcomes of DEpression and Pain Associated With Delivery)

If the patients have not decided on which pain relief method to be used, and would like to take part in this study, they will be assigned to either epidural or non-epidural pain relief for labour based on the study randomization result. Blood samples will be drawn to study the ...


PREPP: Preventing Postpartum Depression

Of the nearly 4 million mothers delivering live births each year in the United States, approximately 560,000 or 14% will develop major or minor depression within the first four months postpartum, when the rate peaks. This number dwarfs prevalence rates for gestational diabetes (2-5%) and is comparable to preterm birth ...

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The Role of Hormones in Postpartum Mood Disorders

The appearance of mood and behavioral symptoms during pregnancy and the postpartum period has been extensively reported. While there has been much speculation about possible biologically based etiologies for postpartum disorders (PPD), none has ever been confirmed. Preliminary results from two related studies (protocols 90-M-0088, 92-M-0174) provide evidence that women ...

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Postnatal Depression Attachment and Self-defining Memories

In this context, it seems important to look for if there are specificities concerning the profiles of attachment and the self-defining memories at the patients suffering from postnatal depression. Especially as the current literature approaches only little this subject of public health. To analyze these specificities, two groups (group postnatal ...

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An Observational Study of Post-cesarean Delivery Respiratory Patterns Using a Non-invasive Minute Ventilation Monitor (Exspiron System)

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the breathing patterns of women who undergo cesarean delivery with spinal or epidural morphine for post-operative pain control in the first day after surgery. Some women who undergo cesarean delivery may be at risk for respiratory complications related to opiate administration for ...

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Post-natal Depression and Chronic Stress

The prevalence of postnatal depression is high in civilian settings (20%). In mechanistic terms, the risk of emergence of a post natal depression is based on an interaction between a maternal psychic vulnerability and a chronic environmental context of stress. The post natal depression appears as a relevant model for ...

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Effect of Exercise on Perinatal Depression

Approximately 15% of women experience perinatal depression (depression during pregnancy or postpartum). Furthermore, 38% of low income women experience postpartum depression (Gree-Smith et al., 2012). Perinatal depression is associated with numerous maternal (e.g., weight retention), infant (e.g., poor infant-child bond), and lifespan (e.g., behavior problems) consequences (Barker et al., 2011, ...

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Group CBT for PPD in the Public Health Setting

In addition to its effects on maternal health, PPD can adversely affect mother-infant attachment, parenting, and the development and health of her children. The negative effects of PPD on offspring can include an increased risk of insecure attachment, poorer cognitive, language, and behavioral development, as well as an increased risk ...

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Video-Feedback Interaction Guidance for Improving Interactions Between Depressed Mothers and Their Infants ("VID-KIDS")

Background & Rationale: Affecting ~19% of mothers, postpartum depression (PPD) reduces maternal sensitivity and positive responsiveness to infant cues and bids for caring attention. Infants perceive these behaviours as stressful which stimulates the hypothalamic pituitary adrenal axis, triggering cortisol release which, at persistently elevated levels, inhibits neurogenesis during critical periods ...

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Labor Pain and Postpartum Behavioral Health Outcomes Study

Our primary goal in this prospective observational study is to observe laboring women's sensitivity to, and characteristics of, labor pain, for the primary outcome of postpartum depression. Secondary endpoints include parenting self-efficacy, maternal-infant attachment, and infant development. The purpose of this pilot phase is to establish study protocol feasibility, and ...

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