Biomarkers of Postpartum Psychiatric Disorders

Biomarkers of Postpartum Psychiatric Disorders

1st Edition - September 28, 2019

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  • Editors: Jennifer Payne, Lauren Osborne
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128155080
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128158364

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Biomarkers of Postpartum Psychiatric Disorders provides an up-to-date reference on the current research relating to biomarkers in psychiatric disorders, including major depressive disorder, OCD and bipolar disorder in the immediate postpartum time-period. It is the only reference on the market that synthesizes and interprets available data and reviews clinical phenotypes. Topics cover hormonal contributions, immunology, epigenetics and neuroimaging. While the risk of psychiatric illness during pregnancy appears to be equivalent to the risk at any other time in a woman’s life, the risk in the immediate postpartum time period is dramatically increased, hence the importance of the discussions in this title.

Key Features

  • Identifies epigenetic, hormonal, immunological and neuroimaging biomarkers
  • Provides biomarkers for depression, OCD and psychosis
  • Includes clinical phenotypes for psychiatric disorders
  • Discusses future research and directions in the field


Advanced students; researchers in behavioral neuroscience; neuroimmunology; psychiatry; psychology and related disciplines

Table of Contents

    1. Clinical Phenotypes of Peripartum Depression and Time of Onset
    2. Genetic Basis for Postpartum Depression
    3. Epigenetic Biomarkers of Postpartum Depression
    4. Hormonal Biomarkers of Postpartum Depression
    5. Immunological Biomarkers of Postpartum Depression
    6. Neuroimaging Biomarkers of Postpartum Depression

    7. Clinical Phenotypes of Postpartum OCD
    8. Genetic Basis for Postpartum OCD
    9. Hormonal Biomarkers of Postpartum OCD
    10. Immunological Biomarkers of Postpartum OCD

    11. Clinical Phenotypes of Postpartum Psychosis
    12. Genetic Basis for Postpartum Psychosis
    13. Hormonal Biomarkers of Postpartum Psychosis
    14. Immunological Biomarkers of Postpartum Psychosis

Product details

  • No. of pages: 236
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2019
  • Published: September 28, 2019
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128155080
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128158364

About the Editors

Jennifer Payne

Dr. Jennifer L. Payne is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. She completed her residency in psychiatry at Johns Hopkins and then completed a fellowship in mood disorders through the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program at the National Institute of Mental Health. Dr. Payne joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 2003 and founded and directs the Johns Hopkins Women’s Mood Disorders Center. In addition to providing outstanding clinical care for women with mood disorders, Dr. Payne conducts research into the genetic, biological, and environmental factors involved in postpartum depression and is a specialist in the management of psychiatric disorders during and after pregnancy.

Affiliations and Expertise

Women's Mood Disorders Center, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA

Lauren Osborne

Dr. Lauren M. Osborne is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Assistant Director of the Women’s Mood Disorders Center, and Fellowship Director in Reproductive Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She holds an M.D. from Weill Cornell Medical College and completed her psychiatry residency and an NIH T32 research fellowship at Columbia University/New York State Psychiatric Institute. Dr. Osborne is an expert on the diagnosis and treatment of mood and anxiety disorders during pregnancy, the postpartum, the premenstrual period, and perimenopause. She conducts research on the biological pathways that contribute to perinatal mental illness, with a focus on the immune system, and her work is supported by the Brain and Behavior Foundation and the NIMH.

Affiliations and Expertise

Women's Mood Disorders Center, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA

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