postpartum anxiety

Commonly Used Screening Tools May Not Identify Women with Perinatal Anxiety Disorders

Commonly Used Screening Tools May Not Identify Women with Perinatal Anxiety Disorders In 2015, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists issued a committee opinion recommending that clinicians screen patients at least once during the [...]

Poor Sleep During Pregnancy Associated with Perinatal Anxiety, OCD

According to a recent study, approximately 28%-38% of women meet criteria for sleep deficiency during early pregnancy. (Sleep deficiency is defined as short sleep duration, insufficient sleep, or insomnia).  As pregnancy progresses, sleep quality continues [...]

Perinatal Depression and Anxiety: How Long Does It Last?

In the earliest studies, postpartum depression was described an episode of depression associated with childbirth, typically emerging within the first three months after delivery.  As more research has been carried out, we have learned that [...]

History of Stillbirth Increases Risk for Depression, Anxiety During Subsequent Pregnancies

Perinatal loss is a traumatic event for women and their families.  While we clearly understand the potential for perinatal loss to cause significant emotional consequences, we have relatively little data on the prevalence of anxiety [...]

Announcing the MGH Perinatal Depression Scale at the App Store

We are very pleased to announce the release of the MGH Perinatal Depression Scale available free of charge on the App Store (https://appsto.re/us/-3X4jb.i). The MGHPDS smartphone app includes digital versions of perinatal depression screening tools [...]