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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 »

Weekly Roundup for NOVEMBER 30, 2018: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

What’s worse? Prenatal exposure to antidepressant medications or exposure to maternal depression?  Hutchison and colleagues observe that worse executive functioning was observed in the 6-year-old children of mothers with higher levels of depressive symptoms.  Prenatal exposure to SSRIs did not have any significant impact on executive functioning. Ruta Nonacs, MD PhD   A 6-year longitudinal… Read More »