Tag Archives: Depression

Improved Screening for Perinatal Depression and Anxiety, But What Now?

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) now recommends screening for perinatal depression and anxiety, stating that “clinicians screen patients at least once during the perinatal period for depression and anxiety symptoms using a standard, validated tool.”   Approximately 40 states have instituted guidelines and recommendations regarding screening for perinatal depression; however, we are… Read More »

Racial Disparities in Perinatal Depression Screening Addressed in Recent Study

Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) including prenatal depression (PND) and postpartum depression (PPD) can have a profound adverse impact on the well-being of mothers, newborns, and entire families. It is estimated that 20%-25% of women experience depressive symptoms during pregnancy or the postpartum period.  To curtail rates and severity of PMADs, the American College… Read More »

Increased Prevalence of Depression, Anxiety in Pregnant Women During the COVID Pandemic

In the Boston area, the number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 is steadily decreasing.  This is obviously happy news and a long-awaited reason to celebrate; however, we continue to be concerned about the mental health of our patients, especially those who are pregnant.  Even in the best of times, women who are pregnant or have… Read More »

10 Proven Ways To Help Prevent Depression

We all go through phases of feeling sad or upset about something, and these feelings usually go away in time. The only people who really understand depression are those who suffer from it. When you suffer from a depressive disorder, any sadness, frustration, or anger makes these negative feelings stronger, digging you deeper into the… Read More »

I’m worried the mental health of parents is under threat. Yesterday I Googled ‘is it postnatal depression or pandemic?’

Animals in captivity often display repetitive functionless behaviours. Watching my six-year-old pace the yard last week I felt a palpable grief for what he is going through. It reminded me of a haggard tiger I once saw in a zoo – not a place I think I’ll ever feel right visiting again after lockdown. he… Read More »

Can u drink on depression tablets

You should be careful about drinking alcohol until you know how the medicine affects you. Learn the effects of mixing the drug with alcohol. Provocation by alcohol of violence as a side-effect of antidepressants. On top of this, the mixture can lead to serotonin syndrome. Because alcohol is a depressant, it can even make symptoms… Read More »