Tag Archives: Reads

May 2021 Reads

Sharing the books I read in May 2021 and if I’d recommend them! I always love to hear about your book recs, so if you read something amazing in May, please let us know in the comments. Hi friends! Hope you’re having a wonderful week so far! We’re off to San Diego (wahoo!!) but I… Read More »

Essential Reads: Measuring the Impact of Antenatal Depression on the Fetal Brain Using Neuroimaging

Previous studies have observed that the children of depressed mothers are more likely to have delays in cognitive development, worse school performance, higher rates of behavioral problems, and deficits in social-emotional regulation.  Children of depressed mothers are also more likely to experience adolescent depression.   Most studies have understood these vulnerabilities to neurodevelopmental problems and psychiatric… Read More »

Essential Reads: Lithium and Breastfeeding

Lithium is an important treatment option for women with bipolar disorder.  Because women with bipolar disorder are at high risk for relapse during the postpartum period, we typically recommend that women continue treatment with lithium throughout the postpartum period.  While this intervention clearly decreases risk for postpartum psychiatric illness, the use of lithium while breastfeeding… Read More »

Essential Reads: Strategies for the Prevention of Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression (PPD) is a relatively common problem, affecting between 10% and 15% of women after delivery. Although it is difficult to reliably predict which women in the general population will experience postpartum depression, it is possible to identify certain subgroups of women who are at increased risk for postpartum affective illness. For example, women… Read More »

Best Spring Reads

As far as I’m concerned, there’s never a bad time to read, but I especially love spring reading here in Idaho.  The weather is still cold outside but things are starting to come back to life and I love sitting near a window, soaking up sunshine from the warmth of my house, with a good… Read More »