Postpartum Support International Reliance on Emory Studies to Justify Pregnant and Nursing Mothers’ Use of Drugs

Evelyn Pringle tipped me off to another connection between Postpartum Support International (PSI) and industry-influenced information. If you go to this link on their site, you can see information being forwarded to moms from the Emory Women’s Mental Health Program as well as Massachussetts General Hospital (who also takes money from drug companies while simultaneously promoting The MOTHERS Act and claiming that drugs like Paxil are safe for pregnancy).

Charles Grassley’s investigations into major psychiatric opinion leaders have consistently demonstrated undisclosed financial conflicts of interest. The latest investigation led to Dr. Nemeroff’s voluntary surrender of his post at Emory as the head of the Psychiatry Department. Grassley found Nereroff made millions of dollars off SRRI makers and only disclosed a small fraction of the amount.

Here are some of the Nemeroff articles that PSI links to: 

Sertraline in the Treatment of Women with Postpartum Onset Major Depression
Stowe Z.N., Casarella J., Landry J.C., and Nemeroff C.B. (1995) “Sertraline in the Treatment of Women with Postpartum Onset Major Depression”. Depression. 3:49-55. 

Women at Risk for Postpartum Depression
Stowe Z.N., and Nemeroff C.B. (1995) “Women at Risk for Postpartum Depression”. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 173:639-645.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Postpartum Depression
Winn S.S., Stowe Z.N., and Nemeroff C.B. “Diagnosis and Treatment of Postpartum Depression”. Clinical Advances in the Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders. 10:1-11(Jan/Feb 1996)

Depression During Pregnancy and the Puerperium
Llewellyn A., Stowe Z.N., and Nemeroff C.B. (1997) “Depression During Pregnancy and the Puerperium”. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. 58 [suppl. 15]:26-32.

The Use of Lithium and Management of Women with Bipolar Disorder During Pregnancy and Lactation
Llewellyn A., Stowe Z.N., and Nemeroff C.B. (1998) “The Use of Lithium and Management of Women with Bipolar Disorder During Pregnancy and Lactation”. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. 59 [suppl 6]:57-64.

Paroxetine in Breast Milk and Nursing Infants
Stowe Z.N., Cohen L.S., Hostetter A, Ritchie J.C., Owens M.J., and Nemeroff C.B. (2000) “Paroxetine in Breast Milk and Nursing Infants”. American Journal of Psychiatry. 157:185-189.

Parental Depression: Animal Models of an Adverse Life Event
Newport DJ, Stowe ZN, Nemeroff CB. (2002) Parental depression: animal models of an adverse life event. American Journal of Psychiatry. 159(8): 1265-1283.

The Pharmacokinetics of Sertraline Excretion into Human Breast Milk: Determinants of Infant Serum Concentrations
Stowe ZN, Hostetter AL, Owens MJ, Ritchie JC, Sternberg K, Cohen LS and Nemeroff CB. (2003) “The Phamacokinetics of Sertraline Excretion into Human Breast Milk: Determinants of Infant Serum Concentrations”. J Clinical Psychiatry. 64(1):73-80.

Alterations in Platelet Serotonin Transporter Binding in Women with Postpartum Onset Major Depression
Newport DJ, Owens MJ, Knight DL, Ragan KA, Morgan N, Nemeroff CB and Stowe ZN. (2004) Alterations in Platelet Serotonin Transporter Binding in Women with Postpartum Onset Major Depression. J Psychiatr Res 38: 467-473.

Psychopharmacology During Pregnancy and Lactation
Newport DJ, Stowe ZN. Psychopharmacology during pregnancy and lactation. In Schatzberg A, Nemeroff CB, eds. (2006) Essentials of Clinical Psychopharmacology, Second Edition. Washington DC: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc. pp 745-77.

Atypical Antipsychotic Administration During Late Pregnancy: Placental Passage and Obstetrical Outcomes
Newport DJ. Calamaras MR. DeVane CL. Donovan J. Beach AJ. Winn S. Knight BT. Gibson BB. Viguera AC. Owens MJ. Nemeroff CB. Stowe ZN. (August, 2007) Atypical antipsychotic administration during late pregnancy: placental passage and obstetrical outcomes. American Journal of Psychiatry. 164(8):1214-20.

Persistent Auditory Hallucinations that are Unresponsive to Antipsychotic Drugs
Nicolson SE, Mayberg HS, Pennell PB, Nemeroff CB. (2006) Persistent auditory hallucinations that are unresponsive to antipsychotic drugs. Am J Psychiatry. 163(7):1153-1159.

Recent Advances in the Neurobiology of Neuropeptides: Focus on Corticotropin-Releasing Factor
Nemeroff CB and Owens MJ. (1986) “Recent advances in the neurobiology of neuropeptides: focus on corticotropin-releasing factor”. Biological Psychiatry. 1985. (Shagass et al., Eds.). Elsevier Publishing, Amsterdam, 103-105.

Preclinical and Clinical Studies with Corticotropin-Releasing Factor: Implications for Affective Disorders
Owens MJ and Nemeroff CB. (1988) “Preclinical and clinical studies with corticotropin-releasing factor: Implications for affective disorders”. Psychopharmacology Bulletin 24:355-359.

Reduced Corticotropin-Releasing Factor (CRF) Binding Sites in the Frontal Cortex of Suicides
Nemeroff CB, Owens MJ, Bissette G, Andorn AC and Stanley M. (1988) “Reduced corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) binding sites in the frontal cortex of suicides”. Archives of General Psychiatry 45:577-579.

Acute Effects of Alprazolam and Adinazolam on the Concentrations of Corticotropin-Releasing Factor in the Rat Brain
Owens MJ, Bissette G and Nemeroff CB. (1989) “Acute effects of alprazolam and adinazolam on the concentrations of corticotropin-releasing factor in the rat brain”. Synapse 4:196-202.

Neurotransmitter Regulation of CRF Secretion In Vitro
Owens MJ and Nemeroff CB. (1989) “Neurotransmitter regulation of CRF secretion in vitro. Corticotropin-Releasing Factor: Basic and Clinical Studies of a Neuropeptide “(EB DeSouza and CB Nemeroff, Eds.). CRC Press, Inc., Boca Raton, FL, 107-114.

Postnatal Development of Brain Corticotropin-Releasing Factor Receptors in the Rat
Pihoker C, Cain ST, Owens MJ and Nemeroff CB. (1991) “Postnatal development of brain corticotropin-releasing factor receptors in the rat”. Horizons in Endocrinology Volume II. Serono Symposia 76, (M Maggi and V Geenen, Eds.). Raven Press, NY.

Excretion of Sertraline in Human Breast Milk and Nursing Infants
Stowe ZN, Owens MJ, Landry JC, Kilts CD, Ely T, Llewellyn A and Nemeroff CB. (1997) Excretion of Sertraline in Human Breast Milk and Nursing Infants. American J. Psychiatry 154:1255-1260.

The Effects of Acute Antipsychotic Drug Administration on the Neurotensin System of the Developing Rat Brain
Kinkead B, Owens MJ and Nemeroff CB. (2000) “The effects of acute antipsychotic drug administration on the neurotensin system of the developing rat brain”. Brain Research Dev Brain Res 124:1-10.

 

The list goes on, but I think you get the idea.

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