Tag Archives: mental

Smoking & Your Mental Health

A general excuse given by women with mental health related problems like anxiety, depression, stress etc. is that they smoke to reduce their symptoms, for ‘self-medication’. Heavy smoking does not necessarily lead to fewer symptoms of mental health problems in the long term. Depression: Relationship with Smoking Women especially with depression have difficulty when they… Read More »

Pandemic Foreshadows Mental Health Crisis

The U.S. was already on the brink of a mental health crisis before the COVID-19 pandemic. The associated stresses, which run the gamut from isolation and anxiety to unemployment and illness, are now threatening to create a mental health emergency among Americans. In a commentary by Dr. Jeffrey A. Lieberman published by Medscape Psychiatry,1 several… Read More »

Weekly Roundup for MARCH 20, 2020: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

Cost-Effectiveness of Brexanolone Versus Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors for the Treatment of Postpartum Depression in the United States. Eldar-Lissai A, Cohen JT, Meltzer-Brody S, Gerbasi ME, Chertavian E, Hodgkins P, Bond JC, Johnson SJ.  J Manag Care Spec Pharm. 2020 Mar 19:1-13.  Free Article In a study funded by Sage Therapeutics, researchers compared the cost-effectiveness… Read More »

Californians increasingly concerned about access to mental healthcare and rising cost of care

Mental healthcare access remains a top priority for nine in 10 Californians, while the rising cost of physical and mental healthcare is causing increasing numbers of Californians to struggle to pay for prescription drugs, medical bills, and healthcare premiums, finds a new poll from the California Health Care Foundation. The poll, Health Care Priorities and… Read More »

Weekly Roundup for JANUARY 17, 2020: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

Several articles from the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry report on suicidal and self-harm ideation in pregnant and postpartum women.  Not surprisingly, a history of psychiatric illness increases risk; however, other factors play an important role, including history of self-harm and obstetric and neonatal complications.    In this setting, we still do not know what drives women… Read More »