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Weekly Roundup for MAY 16, 2020: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

The association between labor epidural analgesia and postpartum depression: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Almeida M, Kosman KA, Kendall MC, De Oliveira GS.  BMC Womens Health. 2020 May 11;20(1):99.   Free Article Of the 148 studies available, 9 studies with 4442 patients were included in the analysis. The use of labor analgesia on positive depression… Read More »

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

PMS AND PMDD Clinical and psychometric features of psychiatric patients after a suicide attempt in relation with menstrual cycle phases. Papadopoulou A, Efstathiou V, Christodoulou C, Gournellis R, Papageorgiou C, Douzenis A, Markianos M.  Arch Womens Ment Health. 2019 Oct;22(5):605-611. Suicide attempts were more frequent during the last 4 days of luteal phase and during… Read More »

Weekly Health Quiz: Metabolism, Influenza and Fake News

1 According to recent research, to boost metabolism and increase energy expenditure you need to: Decrease protein intake Increase protein intake Decrease net carb intake Recent research shows that as your carbohydrate ratio diminishes, energy expenditure increases. On average, those eating just 20 grams of carbs a day burned 250 calories a day more than… Read More »

Weekly Roundup for NOVEMBER 30, 2018: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

What’s worse? Prenatal exposure to antidepressant medications or exposure to maternal depression?  Hutchison and colleagues observe that worse executive functioning was observed in the 6-year-old children of mothers with higher levels of depressive symptoms.  Prenatal exposure to SSRIs did not have any significant impact on executive functioning. Ruta Nonacs, MD PhD   A 6-year longitudinal… Read More »

Weekly Roundup for OCTOBER 26, 2018: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

The first three articles on this week’s list address the long-term effects of exposure to maternal depression and anxiety on the child.  While many women feel significant pressure to avoid taking psychotropic medications during pregnancy, these studies clearly find that untreated illness may also carry risks for the child.  Also this week, we have a… Read More »