Are Depression and Anxiety Meds OK During Pregnancy?

SOURCES: Mary Kimmel, MD, assistant professor and medical director of the Perinatal Psychiatry Inpatient Unit at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC. American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists: “Postpartum Depression.” National Library of Medicine: “Generalized anxiety disorder: course and risk factors in pregnancy,” “Detecting Patterns of Prescription Drug Use During Pregnancy and Lactation with Visualization … Read more

COVID Stressing the Nation’s Stress Therapy System

Amy Cirbus, PhD, Talkspace, New York City. Lucy McBride, MD, Foxhall Internists, Washington, DC. LucyMcBride.com. Lynn Bufka, PhD, American Psychological Association, Washington, DC. American Psychological Association. Death Studies: “Internet-based cognitive-behavioral therapy for complicated grief: a randomized controlled trial.” Psychiatric Services: “Outcomes of 98,609 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs patients enrolled in telemental health services, 2006-2010.” … Read more

10 Questions With Keke Palmer

Keke Palmer Actor/author/singer, 27, New York 1. Your new movie, Alice, is about a woman who escapes servitude in 1800s Georgia, only to discover that it’s 1973. Although production has been pushed back, what appealed to you about the role? Though we’re tackling things such as slavery and oppression and … Read more

COVID Fuels Depression In Pregnant Women, New Moms

By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 9, 2020 (HealthDay News) — COVID-19 may be behind a concerning rise in the number of women suffering anxiety and depression before and soon after childbirth, a new study says. Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston surveyed more than 1,100 pregnant and postpartum women … Read more

No End in Sight: Living With COVID Malaise

“With a blizzard, everything shuts down, but you know it’ll be a day, 2, maybe 3. It has some degree of a time frame,” says Philip R. Muskin, MD, a professor of psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center. “This has no time frame. You can’t assess anything because we don’t have reliable information. The information … Read more

For Rural Youth, Mental Health Care Tough to Find

By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 4, 2020 (HealthDay News) — While young Americans’ mental health appears to be getting worse, the places where help is needed most appear to have the fewest resources. A new study published in JAMA Network Open found that rural areas of the United States … Read more

Depression Has Strong Ties to Stroke, Study Finds

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 3, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The more symptoms of depression people have, the higher their risk of stroke, researchers say. “There are a number of well-known risk factors for stroke, such as high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease; but we are beginning to understand … Read more