Publications

Under review

 

Amiel Castro, R., O’Connor, T., Glover, V. & Kammerer, M. (2021). Maternal and Paternal Postpartum “Highs” and “Blues” and Associations with Self-Reported Bonding.

Sanfilippo, K.R.M., Glover, V., Cornelius, V., Amiel Castro, R., McConnell, B., Huma, H., Gaye, M., Ceesay, H., Ramchandani, P., Cross, I.& Stewart, L. (2021)  Expression of Antenatal Symptoms of Common Mental Disorders in The Gambia.

Amiel Castro, R., Kallak, T.K., Sundström Poromaa, I., Willebrand, M., Lager, S., Ehlert, U.& Skalkidou, A. (2021) Pregnancy-related hormones and COMT genotype in late gestation: Associations with prenatal maternal working memory.

Dennis, C-L, Brown, H., Brennenstuhl, S., Vigod, S.; Miller, A., Amiel Castro, R., Casasanta Marini, F.& Birken, C. (2021) Preconception risk factors and health care needs of pregnancy-planning women and men with a lifetime history or current mental illness: A nationwide survey.

Amiel Castro, R., Marti, B., Mmbaga, B.T., Siegfried,T., Bernauer, T.& Ehlert, U. (2021) Adverse Climatic Conditions can have Negative Effects on Birth Outcomes: Evidence from Tanzania.

Beerli, J., Ehlert, U. & Amiel Castro, R. (2021) Web-based interventions for perinatal mental disorders: Exploring midwives’ views and opinions.

 

Peer reviewed journals

 

Amiel Castro, R. T., Ehlert, U., & Fischer, S. (2021). Variation in genes and hormones of the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis in female mood disorders–A systematic review and meta-analysis. Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology, 100929.

Schaal, N. K., La Marca-Ghaemmaghami, P., Preis, H., Mahaffey, B., Lobel, M. & Amiel Castro, R. (2021). The German version of the pandemic-related pregnancy stress scale: A validation study. European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, 256, 40-45.

Amiel Castro, R., Glover, V., Ehlert, U., & O’Connor, T. G. (2021). Breastfeeding, prenatal depression and children’s IQ and behaviour: a test of a moderation model. BMC pregnancy and childbirth, 21(1), 1-12.

Amiel Castro, R. T., Ehlert, U., Dainese, S., Zimmermann, R., La Marca-Ghaemmaghami, P. (2020). Psychological predictors of gestational outcomes in second-trimester pregnant women: Associations with daily-uplifts. Arch Gynecol Obstet 301, 869–874 .

Fischer, S., Ehlert, U., Amiel Castro, R. (2019). Hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) axis in male depressive disorders – A systematic review and meta-analysis. Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology, 100792.

Amiel Castro, R. T., Pataky, E. A., & Ehlert, U. (2018). Associations between premenstrual syndrome and postpartum depression: a systematic literature review. Biological Psychology. Doi: 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2018.10.014.

Amiel Castro, R. T., Glover, V., Ehlert, U., & O'Connor, T. (2017). Antenatal psychological and socioeconomic predictors of breastfeeding in a large community sample. Early Human Development, 110, 50-56. Doi:10.1016/j.earlhumdev.2017.04.010.

Amiel Castro, R.T., Pinard Anderman, C., Glover, V. et al. (2017) Archives of Women’s Mental Health, 20: 593. Doi :10.1007/s00737-017-0728-7.

Amiel Castro, R., Pinard Anderman, C., Glover, V., O’Connor, T., Ehlert, U., & Kammerer, M. (2016). Associated symptoms of depression: patterns of change during pregnancy. Archives of Women's Mental Health, 20(1), 123-128. Doi:10.1007/s00737-016-0685-6.

Amiel Castro, R., Schroeder, K., Pinard, C., Blöchlinger, P., Künzli, H., Riecher-Rössler, A., & Kammerer, M. (2015). Perinatal mental health service provision in Switzerland and in the UK. Swiss Medical Weekly, 145, w14011. Doi:10.4414/smw.2015.14011.

Islam, M., Steiger, H., Jimenez-Murcia, S., Israel, M., Granero, R., Agüera, Z., & Castro, R., et al. (2015). Non-suicidal Self-injury in Different Eating Disorder Types: Relevance of Personality Traits and Gender. European Eating Disorders Review, 23(6), 553-560. Doi:10.1002/erv.2374.

Fernández-Aranda, F., Agüera, Z., Castro, R., Jiménez-Murcia, S., Ramos-Quiroga, J., & Bosch, R. et al. (2013). ADHD symptomatology in eating disorders: a secondary psychopathological measure of severity? BMC Psychiatry, 13(1). Doi : 10.1186/1471-244x- 13-166.

Claes, L., Jiménez-Murcia, S., Agüera, Z., Castro, R., Sánchez, I., Menchón, J., & Fernández- Aranda, F. (2011). Male Eating Disorder Patients With and Without Non-suicidal Self-injury: A Comparison of Psychopathological and Personality Features. European Eating Disorders Review, 20(4), 335-338. Doi:10.1002/erv.1161.

 

Published Abstracts

Castro, R. A., Ehlert, U., & Fischer, S. (2019). The hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) axis in female depressive disorders during gestation and postpartum–A systematic review and meta-analysis. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 107, 77-78.

Amiel Castro, R.T., Glover, V., Ehlert, U., Kammerer, M. (2018). Maternal and paternal postpartum mood: associations with early interactions with the baby. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 25 (Suppl 1):S1–S219.

Castro, R. T., Ehlert, U., & Glover, V. (2015). Prenatal depression and baby low-birth-weight: Effects on early breastfeeding practices. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 61, 31-31.

Kammerer, M., Amiel Castro, R., Glover, V., Ramchandani, P., Bennet,P. (2013).A randomized controlled trial of internet based cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) versus treatment as usual (TAU) for pregnant women with depression. Abstract - International Biennial Congress of the Marcé Society. Archives of Women's Mental Health. DOI 10.1007/s00737-013-0355-x.

Kammerer, M., Amiel Castro, R., Glover, V., Marks, M., Pinard, C. (2013) Validity of DSM diagnosis of depression perinatally and changes of DSM diagnosis of depression by month of pregnancy. Abstract - International Biennial Congress of the Marcé Society. Archives of Women's Mental Health. DOI 10.1007/s00737-013-0355-x.

 

Oral Presentations

"Willkommen Mutterglück" - A web-based cognitive behavioral intervention for the treatment of perinatal mental disorders. Swiss Psychological Society Conference. Bern, Switzerland, September, 2019. 

Hypothalamic-pitiutary-gonadal (HPG) axis in female depressive disorders during gestation and postpartum - a systematic review. International Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology - Annual Conference. Milan, Italy, August, 2019. 

Maternal and paternal postpartum mood: associations with early interactions with the baby. Annual Scientific Conference of the European Association of Psychosomatic Medicine. Rotterdam, Netherlands, June, 2019. 

The role of birth outcomes and early infant characteristics in the development of postpartum depression. World Congress on Women’s Mental Health. Paris, France, March, 2019.

Effects of maternal perinatal mood variation and coping stability on the infants. International Marcé Society Biennial Meeting. Melbourne, Australia, September, 2016.

Antenatal Psychological and socio-economic predictors of breastfeeding in the ALSPAC cohort. World Congress of Women’s Mental Health. Tokyo, Japan, March, 2015.

Prenatal depression and baby low-birth-weight: Effects on early breastfeeding practices. International Marcé Society Biennial Meeting. Wales, UK, September 2014.

Pattern of change of cognitive and somatic symptoms over the course of pregnancy. 22nd European congress of Psychiatry. Munich, Germany, March, 2014.

Perinatal mental health service provision in Switzerland and in the UK. Spanish Marcé Society Meeting. Barcelona, Spain, May, 2013.

A randomized controlled trial of internet based cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) versus treatment as usual (TAU) for pregnant women with depression. International Biennial Congress of the Marcé Society – Acting together around childbirth. Paris, France, October 2012.

Interferences of Hypertension and its treatment in the lifestyle of hypertensive patients. V Scientific Meeting of the Postgraduate Courses (Lato Sensu) of the Division of Psychology from Clinic Hospital of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Sao Paulo (HCFMUSP). Sao Paulo, Brazil, February 2009.

 

Poster Presentations

The association between weather variability and birth outcomes: a registry based study from Tanzania. Amiel Castro, R.T., Siegfried, T., Marti, B., Bernauer, T., Ehlert, U. Biennial Meeting for the Society for Research on Child Development. Baltimore, USA, March, 2019.

Maternal and paternal postpartum mood: associations with early interactions with the baby. Amiel Castro, R.T., Glover, V., Ehlert, U., Kammerer, M. International Conference of Behavioral Medicine. Santiago, Chile, November, 2018.

Breastfeeding, prenatal depression and children’s IQ and behavior. Amiel Castro, R.T., Glover, V., Ehlert, U. 2018 International Marcé Society Conference, Bangalore, India, 2018.

Protective effect of exclusive breastfeeding on prenatal depression prediction of children’s IQ and behaviour. Amiel Castro, R., O’Connor, T., Ehlert, U. & Glover, V. World Congress of Women’s Mental Health. Dublin, Ireland, March, 2017.

Prenatal depression and baby low-birth-weight: effects on early breastfeeding practices. Amiel Castro, R., Glover, V, Ehlert, U. International Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology. Edinburgh, UK, September, 2015.

Prenatal mental health rather than postnatal is associated with breastfeeding and mother- baby bonding at 6 months. Amiel Castro, R., Glover, V., Ehlert, U, Kammerer, M. International Marcé Society Biennial Meeting. Wales, UK, September, 2014.

Pattern of change of cognitive and somatic symptoms over the course of pregnancy. Amiel Castro, R., Pinard C, Glover V, O’Connor T, Ehlert U, Kammerer M. 22nd European congress of Psychiatry – EPA. Munich, Germany, March, 2014.

Video-confrontation in Anorexia Nervosa: an fMRI study. Via,E.; Sánchez, I.; Soriano-Mas, C.; Hernández-Ribas, R.; Castro, R.; Martínez-Zalacaín, I.; Jiménez Murcia, S.; Pujol, J.; Menchón, J.M.; Fernández-Aranda, F.; Cardoner, N. International Conference of Eating Disorders. Austin, United States, May, 2012.

Evaluating social reward and rejection in Anorexia Nervosa: an fMRI study. Via, E.; Soriano- Mas, C.; Sánchez, I.; Hernández-Ribas, R.; Castro, R.; Martínez-Zalacaín, I.; Jiménez- Murcia, S.; Pujol,J.; Menchón, J.M.; Fernández-Aranda, F.; Cardoner, N. International Conference of Eating Disorders. Austin, United States, May, 2012.

Temperament and character in extreme weight conditions. C Sancho; Z Agüera; I Sánchez; S Jiménez-Murcia ; Castro R.; R Granero ; S. Larrea; C Botella; R de la Torre; JM Fernández- Real; G Frühbeck; FJ Tinahones; M Covas; FF Casanueva; F Fernández-Aranda.IV Symposium CIBERObn. Málaga, Spain, November, 2011.

Anxiety and depression in women with high-risk pregnancy: A pilot study. Castro, R. VIII International Congress of the Spanish Society for the study of Anxiety and Stress. Spanish Society for the Study of Anxiety and Stress. Valencia, Spain, September, 2010.

Interferences of Hypertension and its treatment in the lifestyle of hypertensive patients. Castro, R. V Scientific Meeting of the Postgraduate Courses (Lato Sensu) of the Division of Psychology from Clinic Hospital of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Sao Paulo (HCFMUSP). Sao Paulo, Brazil, February, 2009.

 

Dissertation

Amiel Castro, R.T. (2016). Maternal mental health in pregnancy: Associations with breastfeeding and infant temperament.