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    New Research Study: Family-Based Intervention to Reduce Anxiety in 2- to 3-Year-Old Children  

    Anxiety disorders affect as many as 30% of children and adolescents, and the children of parents with an anxiety disorder have a higher risk of developing an anxiety disorder than the children of parents without an anxiety disorder.  These disorders -- or the temperamental precursors of these disorders -- [...]

    Weekly Roundup for NOVEMBER 13, 2020: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

    Every week we review the most recent publications in women’s mental health, covering topics related to premenstrual symptoms, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, use of medications in pregnant and breastfeeding women, perinatal substance use, and menopausal mental health.  In a randomized controlled trial, bright light therapy was no more effective [...]

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    Prenatal Valproic Acid (Depakote) Exposure Increases Risk for Neurodevelopmental Disorders

    While we have considerable information regarding the teratogenic risk associated with prenatal exposure to various antiepileptic drugs (AEDs), we have considerably less information on the impact of exposure to AEDs on behavioral outcomes in children.  Several studies have shown that exposure to valproic acid (Depakote) may be associated with [...]

    How Do Race and Ethnicity Impact Access and Utilization of Perinatal Mental Health Services?

    Growing attention is being given to the public health dimensions of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs). Previously, we have reviewed studies looking at the prevalence of screening for PMADs and disparities therein and the economic cost of neglecting PMADs. A recent study in BMC Medicine has examined differences [...]

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