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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 »

How Do Race and Ethnicity Impact Access and Utilization of Perinatal Mental Health Services?

Growing attention is being given to the public health dimensions of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs). Previously, we have reviewed studies looking at the prevalence of screening for PMADs and disparities therein and the economic cost of neglecting PMADs. A recent study in BMC Medicine has examined differences in access to and utilization of… Read More »

Walter Wallace Jr. received mental health care days before shooting

Loading the player… Walter Wallace Jr. received mental health care at a crisis center three days before he was fatally shot by Philadelphia police officers.  Wallace Jr. regularly used the outpatient services at the West Philadelphia Consortium, a mental health crisis response center, and had recently resumed treatment, according to executive director John White, per… Read More »

Suspension of fertility treatments during COVID-19 has mental health impacts

The suspension of fertility treatments due to the COVID-19 pandemic has had a variety of psychological impacts on women whose treatments were cancelled, but there are several protective factors that can be fostered to help in the future, according to a new study by Jennifer Gordon and Ashley Balsom of University of Regina, Canada, published… Read More »

Coronavirus: Severe mental health problems rise amid pandemic

Doctors are seeing a rise in people reporting severe mental health difficulties, a group of NHS leaders says. It follows a more than 30% drop in referrals to mental health services during the peak of the pandemic. But there are predictions that the recent rise will mean demand actually outstrips pre-coronavirus levels – perhaps by… Read More »