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Fonseca, A.*, Ganho-Ávila, A.*, Lambregtse-van den Berg, M.*, Lupatelli, A.*, Rodriguez-Muñoz, M. de la F.*, Ferreira, P.*, Radoš, S. N.*, & Bina, R.* (2020). Emerging issues and questions on peripartum depression prevention, diagnosis and treatment: A consensus report from the COST Action RISEUP-PPD. Journal of Affective Disorders.
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Branquinho, M., de la Fe Rodriguez-Muñoz, M., Maia, B. R., Marques, M., Matos, M., Osma, J., … & Vousoura, E. (2021). Effectiveness of psychological interventions in the treatment of perinatal depression: A systematic review of systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Journal of Affective Disorders

Branquinho, M., Shakeel, N., Horsch, A., & Fonseca, A. (2022). Frontline health professionals’ perinatal depression literacy: A systematic review. Midwifery, 103365. 

​Kittel-Schneider, S., Felice, E., Buhagiar, R., Lambregtse-van den Berg, M., Wilson, C. A., Banjac Baljak, V., … & Lupattelli, A. (2022). Treatment of Peripartum Depression with Antidepressants and Other Psychotropic Medications: A Synthesis of Clinical Practice Guidelines in Europe. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health19(4), 1973.

Moreira, H., Hollins Martin, C. J., & Martin, C. (2023). Factor structure and psychometric properties of the Birth Satisfaction Scale–Revised in Portuguese postpartum women. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 1-16.

Motrico, E., Conejo-Cerón, S., Martín-Gómez, C., Gómez-Gómez, I., Fonseca, A., & Moreno-Peral, P. (2021). Effectiveness of web-based and mobile-based psychological interventions to prevent perinatal depression: Study protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Internet Interventions, 26, 100471. 

Motrico, E., Bina, R., Kassianos, A., Le, H. N., Mateus, V., Oztekin, D., … & Conejo-Cerón, S. (2023). Effectiveness of interventions to prevent perinatal depression: An umbrella review of systematic reviews and meta-analysis. General Hospital Psychiatry.

Rodriguez-Muñoz, M. F., Nakić Radoš, S., Uka, A., Marques, M., Maia, B., Matos, M., Branquinho, M., Aydin, R., Mahmoodi, V., Chrzan-Dętkoś, M., Walczak-Kozłowska, T., Liakea, I. (2023). Effectiveness of the third wave cognitive behavior therapy for peripartum depression treatment – a systematic review. Midwifery, 127.

​Uriko, K., Christoforou, A., Motrico, E., Moreno-Peral, P., Kömürcü Akik, B., Žutić, M., & Lambregtse-van den Berg, M. P. (2023). Paternal peripartum depression: emerging issues and questions on prevention, diagnosis and treatment. A consensus report from the cost action Riseup-PPD. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 1-19.

Silva-Fernandes, A., Conde, A., Marques, M., Caparros-Gonzalez, R. A., Fransson, E., Mesquita, A. R., … & Skalkidou, A. (2023). Inflammatory biomarkers and perinatal depression: a systematic review. 

Alfayumi-Zeadna, S., Bina, R., Levy, D., Merzbach, R., & Zeadna, A. (2022). Elevated Perinatal Depression during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A National Study among Jewish and Arab Women in Israel. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 11(2), 349.

Ganho-Ávila, A., Guiomar, R., Sobral, M., Pacheco, F., Caparros-Gonzalez, R. A., Diaz-Louzao, C., … & de la Torre-Luque, A. (2023). The impact of COVID-19 on breastfeeding rates: An international cross-sectional study. Midwifery120, 103631.
Hadjigeorgiou, E., Vogazianos, P., Christofi, M. D., Motrico, E., Domínguez-Salas, S., Mesquita, A. R., & Christoforou, A. (2022). Experiences, concerns, and needs of pregnant and postpartum women during the Covid-19 pandemic in Cyprus: a cross-sectional study. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 22(1), 1-13.

Mateus, V., Cruz, S., Costa, R., Mesquita, A., Christoforou, A., Wilson, C. A., … & Osório, A. (2022). Rates of depressive and anxiety symptoms in the perinatal period during the COVID-19 pandemic: Comparisons between countries and with pre-pandemic data. Journal of Affective Disorders, 316, 245-253.

Mateus, V., Bina, R., Bramante, A., Felice, E., Kalcev, G., Mauri, M., Mesquita, A., & Motrico, E. (2022). Psychopathology and COVID-19 Pandemic in the Perinatal Period. In Percudani, M., Bramante, A., Brenna, V., Pariante, C. (eds), Key Topics in Perinatal Mental Health. Springer.

Motrico Martínez, E., Domínguez Salas, S., Rodríguez Domínguez, C., Gómez Gómez, I., Rodríguez Muñoz, M. D. L. F., & Gomez Baya, D. (2022). The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on perinatal depression and anxiety: a large cross-sectional study in Spain. Psicothema, 34(2), 200-208. ​

Motrico, E., Bina, R., Domínguez-Salas, S., Mateus, V., Contreras-García, Y., Carrasco-Portiño, M., … & Mesquita, A. (2021). Impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on perinatal mental health (Riseup-PPD-COVID-19): protocol for an international prospective cohort study. BMC public health21(1), 1-11. Read more

Motrico, E., Mateus, V., Bina, R., Felice, E., Bramante, A., Kalcev, G., … & Mesquita, A. (2020). Good practices in perinatal mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic: a report from task-force RISEUP-PPD COVID-19. Clínica y Salud31(3), 155-160.
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Motrico, E., Galán-Luque, T., Rodríguez-Domínguez, C., Gómez-Gómez, I., & Domínguez-Salas, S. (2023). Factors Associated with Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms in Pregnant and Postpartum Women. Journal of Women’s Health.
Mateus, Vera; Bina, Rena; Bramante, Alessandra; Felice, Ethel; Kalcev, Goce; Mauri, Mauro; Mesquita, Ana; & Motrico, Emma. (2022). Psychopathology and COVID-19 Pandemic in the Perinatal Period”. In Key Topics in Perinatal Mental Health (pp. 471-485). Springer, Cham.

Fuente-Moreno, M., Garcia-Terol, C., Domínguez-Salas, S., Rubio-Valera, M., & Motrico, E. (2023). Maternity care changes and postpartum mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic: a Spanish cross-sectional study. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 1-16.

Kovacheva, K., Rodríguez-Muñoz, M. F., Gómez-Baya, D., Domínguez-Salas, S., & Motrico, E. (2023). The socio-demographic profile associated with perinatal depression during the COVID-19 era. BMC Public Health23(1), 786.

Wilson, C. A., Gómez-Gómez, I., Parsons, J., Costa, R., Mesquita, A., Vousoura, E., … & Motrico, E. (2022). The mental health of women with gestational diabetes during the COVID-19 pandemic: an international cross-sectional survey. Journal of Women’s Health.

Wilson, Claire A; Irene Gómez-Gómez; Judith Parsons; Raquel Costa; Ana Mesquita; Eleni Vousoura; Yolanda Contreras-García; et al. (2022). The mental health of women with gestational diabetes during the COVID-19 pandemic: an international cross-sectional survey”. Journal of Women’s Health.

de Wet, M., Hannon, S., Hannon, K., Axelin, A., Uusitalo, S., Bartels, I., … & Daly, D. (2023). Systematic review of ethical issues in perinatal mental health research. Nursing Ethics, 09697330231153683.

Motrico E, Moreno-Peral P, Uriko K, Hancheva C, Anđelinović M, Ajaz E, Apter G, Bramante A, Cerón SC, Christoforou A, Dikmen-Yildiz P, Evagorou O, Fonseca A, Lupatteli A, Radoš SN, Al Maach N, Rodriguez-Muñoz MF, Žutić M, Lambregtse-van den Berg MP. (2022). Clinical practice guidelines with recommendations for peripartum depression: A European systematic review. Acta Psychiatr Scand. doi: 10.1111/acps.13478.

Radoš SN, Motrico E, Mesquita AM, Ganho-Avila A, Vousoura E, & Lalor J. (2020). Changes in perinatal mental healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic: a protocol for a collaborative research study between the COST actions RISEUP-PPD and DEVOTION. BMJ Open,12, e052411. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-052411

Rodríguez-Muñoz, M. F., Chrzan-Dętkoś, M., Uka, A., García-López, H. S., Krupelnytska, L., Morozova-Larina, O., … & Le, H. N. (2023). The impact of the war in Ukraine on the perinatal period: Perinatal mental health for refugee women (pmh-rw) protocol. Frontiers in Psychology14.

​Chrzan-Dętkoś, M., Rodríguez-Muñoz, M. F., Krupelnytska, L., Morozova-Larina, O., Vavilova, A., García López, H., … & Nakiš Radoš, S. (2022). Good Practices in Perinatal Mental Health for Women during Wars and Migrations: A Narrative Synthesis from the COST Action Riseup-PPD in the Context of the War in Ukraine. Clinica y Salud33(3).

Our Consensus Report

Fonseca, A., Ganho-Ávila, A., Lambregtse-van den Berg, M., Lupatelli, A., de la Fé Rodriguez-Muñoz, M., Ferreira, P., … & Bina, R. (2020). Emerging issues and questions on peripartum depression prevention, diagnosis and treatment: a consensus report from the cost action Riseup-PPD. Journal of Affective Disorders, 274, 167-173.

Peripartum depression [PPD] is a public health problem which has been widely studied. Nonetheless, study findings and clinical guidelines for PPD treatment differ among countries and the condition is still underdiagnosed and undertreated, suggesting the importance of a global understanding of PPD. The Riseup-PPD Cost Action aims to establish a Pan-European and multidisciplinary network of researchers dedicated to the global understanding of PPD.
A literature search was performed in different databases (e.g., Medline, PsychInfo) including a combination of terms related with PPD diagnosis, prevention, treatment and cost-effectiveness of its management. A narrative synthesis of the literature, together with a critical overview of the current issues/questions to be addressed within the topic of PPD were performed.
Emerging issues include challenges regarding definition and timing of PPD; heterogeneity in severity, timing of onset and assessment tools; comparative effectiveness of preventive and treatment interventions; help seeking for PPD; improving health professional’s awareness of PPD; and cost-effectiveness of PPD management.
The main limitation is the non-systematic nature of the literature search.
The Riseup-PPD network will deal with these challenges through four lines of action: (1)provide an updated and comprehensive synthesis of existing knowledge that can contribute to inform clinical recommendations and guidelines for PPD management; (2) clarify inconsistent findings concerning diagnosis, prevention and treatment of PPD; (3) develop new lines of research in the field of PPD; and (4) develop international recommendations for PPD diagnosis, prevention and treatment, ultimately influencing maternal mental health policymaking at global and local levels.