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New Research from the CWMH: Impact of Obesity on Pregnancy Outcomes in Women with Psychiatric Illness

Individuals with psychiatric disorders are at higher risk for obesity than the general population, as well as for medical comorbidity, such as diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and cardiovascular disease.  Because obesity is associated with an increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes, we examined the effect of obesity on neonatal and [...]

Improved Screening for Perinatal Depression and Anxiety, But What Now?

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) now recommends screening for perinatal depression and anxiety, stating that “clinicians screen patients at least once during the perinatal period for depression and anxiety symptoms using a standard, validated tool.”   Approximately 40 states have instituted guidelines and recommendations regarding screening [...]

Reflections on Racism in Our Community

We are deeply troubled by the recent killings of Ahmed Aubrey,  Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and other Black Americans.  These events bring into sharp focus the long-standing problems of racism, bias, and inequity in our country. As physicians and mental health care providers, we are committed, and morally obligated, to [...]

Benzodiazepines and Risk of Ectopic Pregnancy

This is another situation where the headlines don't really tell us the full story:  Benzodiazepine Use Linked to Risk for Ectopic Pregnancy. (But at least it prompted me to read the original article in its entirety.)     According to a recent study, risk for ectopic pregnancy may be elevated among women [...]