PPD

Essential Reads: Can Group Prenatal Care Support Maternal Mental Health?

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the way antenatal care is being delivered in the United States, such as having fewer visits and replacing some in-clinic visits with virtual visits over telemedicine platforms. There has been [...]

Essential Reads: Evidence-Based Interventions for Depressed Mothers and Their Young Children

In a given year, about 10% of mothers in the United States experience a major depressive episode (MDE).  Roughly translated, this means about 1 in 10 children is exposed to maternal depression each year (Ertel [...]

Food for Thought: Are Women with ADHD at Increased Risk for Hormonally Mediated Mood Disorders?

While for some adults, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is relatively mild and, with effective treatment, does not have a significant impact on overall functioning or quality of life.  However, it is noteworthy that the majority of [...]

Is Suicidality on the Rise in Pregnant and Postpartum Women?

Suicide is a leading cause of maternal mortality in the United States. According to a 2017 study from California, drug-related deaths (3.68 per 100,000 person-years) and suicides (1.42 per 100,000 person-years) accounted for nearly [...]

Is Postpartum Depression a Distinct Subtype of Depression? Taking a Closer Look at the Amygdala

While many women with postpartum depression (PPD) have had previous episodes of major depression and will go on to have other episodes of depression outside of the postpartum period, many have questioned whether postpartum depression [...]

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