mdlinx mdlinx
Latest (3) Full Text Articles (162) Focus on Mood Disorders Article Summary

Sexual function in the postpartum period: Effects of maternal depression and interpersonal psychotherapy treatment
Archives of Women's Mental Health,  Clinical Article

Moel JE et al. – The goals of this study were to examine factors associated with the sexual functioning of postpartum women and to compare the long-term sexual functioning of depressed postpartum women treated with interpersonal psychotherapy with a group of postpartum women who had never been depressed. The findings of this study suggest that differences in sexual functioning exist between depressed and never depressed postpartum women, even after depressed women are treated and have recovered from their depression. Clinicians should inquire about changes in sexual functioning when treating women with PPD.


  • Depressed (120) and never depressed (56) postpartum women were enrolled
  • Self-report questionnaires and clinician-rated measures were completed at initial entry to study, immediately post-treatment, and at 6, 12, and 18 months post-treatment

  • Analyses revealed significant differences in sexual interest between depressed and never depressed postpartum women (t (171)=11.82, p< 0.001)
  • Although sexual interest improved significantly following treatment for depression (t (104)=3.18, p< 0.01), those women who fully recovered continued to experience less interest (F (2, 140)=32.24, p< 0.0001) and less sexual satisfaction through 2 years postpartum than never depressed women

Please login or register to follow this author.
Are you sure you want to Unfollow this Author?
► Click here to access PubMed, Publisher and related articles...
<< Previous Article | Next Article >>

Your Unread Messages in Psychiatry

See All >> Messages include industry-sponsored communications and special communications from MDLinx

Most Popular Psychiatry Articles

Last month's top read Top Articles of 2013

1 Supraphysiologic doses of levothyroxine as adjunctive therapy in bipolar depression: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, February 25, 2014    Clinical Article

2 Bipolar II disorder in patients with a current diagnosis of recurrent depression Bipolar Disorders, March 4, 2014    Clinical Article

3 Cholesterol and the cycle of violence in attempted suicide Psychiatry Research, March 24, 2014    Clinical Article

4 Co-occurrence of anxiety and bipolar disorders: Clinical and therapeutic overview Depression and Anxiety, March 11, 2014    Review Article

5 Bipolar or borderline: A clinical overview Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, February 27, 2014    Review Article

6 Type and duration of subsyndromal symptoms in youth with bipolar I disorder prior to their first manic episode Bipolar Disorders, March 7, 2014    Clinical Article

7 Treatment of bipolar disorder in the Netherlands and concordance with treatment guidelines: Study protocol of an observational, longitudinal study on naturalistic treatment of bipolar disorder in everyday clinical practice Full Text BMC Psychiatry, March 5, 2014    Free full text    Clinical Guideline    Clinical Article

8 Medication burden in bipolar disorder: A chart review of patients at psychiatric hospital admission Psychiatry Research, March 19, 2014    Review Article

9 Differences in incidence of suicide attempts between bipolar I and II disorders and major depressive disorder Bipolar Disorders, March 28, 2014    Clinical Article

10 Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder and chronic irritability in youth at familial risk for bipolar disorder Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, March 26, 2014    Clinical Article

11 Serum lipids, recent suicide attempt and recent suicide status in patients with major depressive disorder Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry, February 5, 2014    Clinical Article

12 Correlates of real world executive dysfunction in bipolar I disorder Journal of Psychiatric Research, March 26, 2014    Clinical Article

13 Brain regions associated with risk and resistance for bipolar I disorder: A voxel-based MRI study of patients with bipolar disorder and their healthy siblings Bipolar Disorders, March 6, 2014    Clinical Article

14 Prevalence and correlates of suicidal behavior among soldiers : results from the army study to assess risk and resilience in servicemembers (army STARRS) JAMA Psychiatry, March 25, 2014    Clinical Article

15 Yoga’s impact on inflammation, mood, and fatigue in breast cancer survivors: a randomized controlled trial Journal of Clinical Oncology, February 3, 2014    Clinical Article

16 Genetic relationships between schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and schizoaffective disorder Schizophrenia Bulletin, February 26, 2014    Clinical Article

17 Attentional biases toward emotional images in the different episodes of bipolar disorder: An eye-tracking study Psychiatry Research, March 10, 2014    Clinical Article

18 Inflamed moods: A review of the interactions between inflammation and mood disorders Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry, January 29, 2014    Review Article

19 One-year rehospitalization rates of patients with first-episode bipolar mania receiving lithium or valproate and adjunctive atypical antipsychotics Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, February 11, 2014    Clinical Article

20 Parametric modulation of neural activity during face emotion processing in unaffected youth at familial risk for bipolar disorder Bipolar Disorders, March 14, 2014    Clinical Article

Indexed Journals in Psychiatry : Current Psychiatry, Bipolar Disorders, American Journal of Psychiatry, Addictionmore

Other Topics in Psychiatry

Register now to view all the MDLinx contents (FREE)!

  • Stay current on the latest literature, research and clinical news
  • Get special communications and offers from MDLinx and our sponsors
  • Receive invitations to paid market research
View Samples and Register

Stay current - Media Tool


Receive the latest mecial news
updates for free via email

Sign up!

Subscribe to our free RSS feeds:

Get the latest news in your specialty automatically added to your newsreader or your personal My Yahoo!, Google, My MSN or My AOL page. Learn More