Psychiatric Consultation to the Postpartum Mother
The authors examine the potential areas of concern during the postpartum period, as well as practical approaches to differential diagnosis and treatment.
Miscarriage: A Patient's Perspective
Miscarriage unfortunately is a common part of OB/GYN, but do you ever wonder what your patients are feeling? This blog addresses one patient's experience.
Peer Support May Ease Postpartum Depression
A peer support telephone program manned by volunteers and run by nurses showed promise in reducing symptoms of postpartum depression.
Story Telling and the Emotional Component of Healing
Addressing the emotional component of a patient's diagnosis isn't often feasible, but these tools can help patients with this important aspect of healing.
Antidepressants in First Trimester Not Linked to Heart Defects in Baby
Good news: Use of antidepressants in early pregnancy is not to blame for fetal cardiac malformations, should one occur.
High Rates of Depression in Perimenopause Explained
Perimenopause is a period of high risk for first-time depression. Why? Probably because levels of monoamine oxidase A (MAO-A), a brain enzyme, are elevated.
Surveillance for Maternal Mental Health Should Be Extended
The extent and timing of maternal depression is being underestimated, according to new research, highlighting the need for improvement in maternal depression screening.
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