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Weekly Roundup for FEBRUARY 15, 2019: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

Back in 2016, the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended that all adults, including pregnant and postpartum women, should be screened for depression; the task force has extended those recommendations by stating that all pregnant and postpartum women should be evaluated in order to determine risk for depressive illness and recommends that women at… Read More »

Weekly Roundup for FEBRUARY 1, 2019: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

Over the last few years, there has been an increasing number of articles focusing on perinatal anxiety.  Recent studies indicate that anxiety during pregnancy and the postpartum period is common and may occur independently of perinatal depression, although anxiety and depressive symptoms frequently appear together during the perinatal period.  This week we have several large… Read More »

Weekly Roundup for JANUARY 18, 2019: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

The first two articles look at the risk of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in children exposed to SSRIs during pregnancy.  We will review these studies in greater detail next week. They both indicate that the use of antidepressants during pregnancy does not increase risk for ASD; however, the studies suggest that the risk of ASD… Read More »