About 60% of women with mood disorders experience premenstrual exacerbation or PME of their mood during the premenstrual phase of their cycle.
The Women's Mental Health Program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has observed a fourfold increase in postpartum psychosis in the pandemic.
Sage Therapeutics and Biogen Announce Plans to Submit a New Drug Application for Zuranolone to the FDA in 2022
The FDA will review zuranolone for the treatment of depression in the first half of 2022.
This review discusses the novel neurosteroid antidepressant brexanolone for the treatment of postpartum depression.
For Women with Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Can Nurses and Midwives Fill the Gaps in Mental Health Care?
Psychological interventions provided by nurses and midwives can significantly reduce the severity of perinatal depressive symptoms.
While the role that COVID-19 plays in the pathophysiology of PP is not established, this study offers preliminary evidence that provides us a stronger grasp of how certain viral infections, like coronavirus, can predispose to postpartum psychiatric illnesses.
Depression During the COVID-19 Lockdown Highlights the Importance of Social Connections for New Moms
Because pregnant and postpartum women face unique challenges in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, they may be at increased risk for mental health problems in this setting. In a recent study, researchers from the University College of London surveyed 162 new mothers in London between May and June 2020 using a social network survey designed to assess the impact of the COVID-19 lockdown.
While the risk of severe COVID in pregnant women is relatively low, pregnant women with severe COVID experience worse outcomes. Some of our perinatal patients can’t wait to get a COVID-19 vaccine, some of our [...]
The dosing of lithium presents certain challenges during pregnancy. During pregnancy, there is a physiologic increase in the glomerular filtration rate (GFR), which is a measure of how quickly the kidney clears renally excreted compounds, [...]
New Research from the CWMH: No Increase in Major Malformations in Children Prenatally Exposed to Aripiprazole
Despite the increasing use of the newer atypical or second-generation antipsychotic agents to treat a spectrum of psychiatric disorders, including psychotic disorders, bipolar disorder, major depression, PTSD and other anxiety disorders, we have relatively little [...]