Postpartum Psychiatric Disorders

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. 

Essential Reads: Should Lithium Dose Be Reduced Prior to Delivery?

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 [...]

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