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Weekly Roundup for FEBRUARY 19, 2021: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

Probiotics as a treatment for prenatal maternal anxiety and depression: a double-blind randomized pilot trial. Browne PD, Bolte AC, Besseling-van der Vaart I, Claassen E, de Weerth C.  Sci Rep. 2021 Feb 4;11(1):3051. Free article. This study did not reveal differences between the groups for improving maternal mood. Validation of the 7-item Generalized Anxiety Disorder… Read More »

Brigham and Women’s pilots new program to support provider mental health

Emergency healthcare professionals at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital will soon have access to a new mental health platform that can monitor their levels of well-being and detect changes in real-time. WHY IT MATTERSThe platform and accompanying mobile app are developed by Baltimore-based technology startup Rose, which has its roots at Johns Hopkins University. The… Read More »

Weekly Roundup for JUNE 12, 2020: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

Trajectories of Insomnia Symptoms and Associations with Mood and Anxiety from Early Pregnancy to the Postpartum. Sedov ID, Tomfohr-Madsen LM. Behavioral Sleep Medicine, 2020. Three trajectory groups were identified. A no insomnia group (42.3%) in which women reported consistently low insomnia symptoms. A subclinical insomnia group (44.3%) in which women reported subclinical symptoms which briefly… 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 »

Abortion Does Not Increase Women’s Risk for Suicide

Although abortion is a legal medical procedure in the United States, the belief that abortion is associated with adverse psychological outcomes has been the basis for legislation and policies which restrict access to abortion.  At the present time 34 states currently require that women seeking an abortion receive counseling regarding the negative emotional consequences she… Read More »