Monthly Archives: June 2015

Screening for Depression During Pregnancy May Lead to Misdiagnosis for Women with Bipolar Disorder

The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology now recommends that women be screened for depression during pregnancy.  Because depressive symptoms during pregnancy have been associated with worse outcomes and are a robust predictor of postpartum [...]

Hormone Replacement in Younger Menopausal Women: No Cognitive Benefit Detected

Early observational studies suggested that postmenopausal hormone treatment may improve cognitive functioning in women; however, studies from the Women’s Health Initiative have shown that estrogen replacement therapy started in postmenopausal women (65 years or older) [...]

Women Who Discontinue Mood Stabilizers During Pregnancy: High Risk for Postpartum Relapse

Multiple studies have demonstrated that the postpartum period is a time of increased vulnerability in women with bipolar disorder.  However, because many of the commonly used mood stabilizers carry some teratogenic risk, many women elect [...]