Below is a list of research articles and reports related to risk factors that have been vetted by our research subcommittee. Please click on the links below for additional information including abstracts and in some cases full-length articles.

  1. Yim I.S., Tanner Stapleton L.R., Guardino C.M., Hahn Holbrook J., Dunkel Schetter C. (2015). Biological and psychosocial predictors of postpartum depression: systematic review and call for integrationAnnual Review Clinical Psychology, 11:99–137.
  2. Kaminsky, Z., Payne, J. (2014). Seeing the future: epigenetic biomarkers of postpartum depression,Neuropsychopharmacology. 39(1): 233-4. Doi: 10.1038/npp.2013.239.
  3. Skalkidou, A., Hellgren, C., Comasco, E., Sylvén, S., & Poromaa, I. S. (2012). Biological aspects of postpartum depression. Women's health, 8(6), 659-671.
  4. Corwin EJ, Pajer K (2008). The psychoneuroimmunology of postpartum depression. Journal of Women’s Health 17(9):1529–34. doi:10.1089/jwh.2007.0725.
  5. Coussons-Read ME (2012). The psychoneuroimmunology of stress in pregnancy. Current Directions in Psychological Science 21(5):323–328. doi:10.1177/0963721412453720.
  6. Christian LM (2012). Psychoneuroimmunology in pregnancy: immune pathways linking stress with maternal health, adverse birth outcomes, and fetal development. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews 36(1):350–61. doi:10.1016/j.neubiorev.2011.07.005.
  7. Accortt, E. E., Schetter, C. D., Peters, R. M., & Cassidy-Bushrow, A. E. (2016). Lower prenatal vitamin D status and postpartum depressive symptomatology in African American women: preliminary evidence for moderation by inflammatory cytokines. Archives of women's mental health, 19(2), 373-383.
  8. Lee, A. M., Lam, S. K., Lau, S. M. S. M., Chong, C. S. Y., Chui, H. W., & Fong, D. Y. T. (2007). Prevalence, course, and risk factors for antenatal anxiety and depressionObstetrics & Gynecology, 110(5), 1102-1112.
  9. Nagl, M., Lehnig, F., Stepan, H., Wagner, B., & Kersting, A. (2017). Associations of childhood maltreatment with pre-pregnancy obesity and maternal postpartum mental health: a cross-sectional studyBMC pregnancy and childbirth17(1), 391. 
  10. Russell, E.J., Fawcett, J.M., & Mazmanian, D. (2013). Risk of obsessive-compulsive disorder in pregnant and postpartum women: A meta-analysis. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 74(4), 377-385.
  11. Wesseloo, R., Kamperman, A.M., Munk-Olsen, T., Pop, V.J.M., Kushner, S.A., & Bergink, V. (2016). Risk of postpartum relapse in bipolar disorder and postpartum psychosis: A systematic review and meta-analysis. American Journal of Psychiatry, 173(2), 117-127.
  12. Furuta, M., Sandall, J., Cooper, D., & Bick, D. (2014). The relationship between severe maternal morbidity and psychological health symptoms at 6–8 weeks postpartum: a prospective cohort study in one English maternity unitBMC pregnancy and childbirth, 14(1), 1.
  13. Ross, L. E., McQueen, K., Vigod, S., & Dennis, C. L. (2011). Risk for postpartum depression associated with assisted reproductive technologies and multiple births: a systematic review. Human reproduction update, 17(1), 96-106.
  14. Blackmore, Emma Robertson, et al. (2011). Previous prenatal loss as a predictor of perinatal depression and anxiety, British Journal of Psychiatry. 198(50): 373-378.