This clinical cohort study showed no impact of prenatal lithium exposure on cognitive functioning in children 6 to 14 years of age.
Essential Reads: Maternal Suicide in the United States, The Latest Research & Data Collection Efforts
In a webinar put together by 2020 Mom, presenters provide an overview of maternal suicide, review risk factors for suicide in this population, and discuss efforts to generate accurate data on maternal suicide.
Essential Reads: Investigational Treatment of Depressive Disorders With Neuroactive Steroids: Potential Implications for PMDD
Neuroactive steroids, derivatives of allopregnanolone, may be effective for the treatment of premenstrual dysphoric disorder.
Given limited data on the reproductive safety of oxcarbazepine, we would recommend using alternate medications during pregnancy, when possible.
Essential Reads: Bright Light Therapy for the Treatment of Depression During Pregnancy, Mixed Findings
In terms of the efficacy of bright light therapy for depression during pregnancy, the jury is still out.
Our information on the use of medications for smoking cessation in nursing mothers is limited.
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a safe and effective treatment for many psychiatric illnesses occurring during pregnancy.
Multiple studies have associated first trimester exposure to topiramate with increased risk of oral clefts.
Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment or SBIRT has been shown to be a quick and effective means of identifying and intervening with patients whose patterns of use put them at risk for, or who already have, substance-related health problems.
This article focuses on how GABA-ergic neurotransmitter systems may modulate the interaction between reproductive steroid and sex steroid systems, and sheds light on the role allopregnanolone may play in medicating vulnerability to depression.