Tag Archives: February

Weekly Roundup for FEBRUARY 22, 2019: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders are relatively common; however, it has been difficult to conduct randomized clinical trials (RCTs) in this population.  This week, we have a couple of RCTs including women with postpartum depression. The first study, from Michael O’Hara and colleagues, compares interpersonal therapy (IPT) to treatment with sertraline or placebo.  The next… Read More »

Weekly Roundup for FEBRUARY 1, 2019: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

Over the last few years, there has been an increasing number of articles focusing on perinatal anxiety.  Recent studies indicate that anxiety during pregnancy and the postpartum period is common and may occur independently of perinatal depression, although anxiety and depressive symptoms frequently appear together during the perinatal period.  This week we have several large… Read More »

Psychiactric nurses vote to strike in February

Psychiatric nurses are to strike in February. The Psychiatric Nurses Association (PNA) is setting out an escalating campaign leading to strike action. It is “in response to the failure of Government to address the recruitment and retention crisis in nursing,” they said in a statement today. The PNA represents approximately 6,000 nurses working throughout the country.… Read More »