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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 »

Weekly Roundup for APRIL 24, 2020: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

PMS AND PMDD The uterine-chemokine-brain axis: menstrual cycle-associated symptoms (MCAS) are in part mediated by CCL2, CCL5, CCL11, CXCL8 and CXCL10. Roomruangwong C, et al.  J Affect Disord 269, 15 May 2020, 85-93. Chemokines produced by the uterus may link the uterus with brain functions via a putative uterine-chemokine-brain axis. Neuroimaging premenstrual dysphoric disorder: A… Read More »

Weekly Roundup for JUNE 21, 2019: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

This week’s roundup features a slight variation on our weekly roundup.  Rather than having to plow through a long list of articles, they are now separated into categories.  We are all inundated with information these days; hopefully this will help to streamline your approach to what is now a burgeoning subspecialty.   Of note, the… Read More »

Weekly Roundup for MAY 17, 2019: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

There have been many articles in the media covering the article at the top of the list.  In this study, researchers from Quebec observe an increased risk of spontaneous abortion (miscarriage) in women using benzodiazepines during pregnancy.  We will be writing more about this study later in the week. Several articles look at the impact… Read More »

Weekly Roundup for FEBRUARY 15, 2019: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

Back in 2016, the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended that all adults, including pregnant and postpartum women, should be screened for depression; the task force has extended those recommendations by stating that all pregnant and postpartum women should be evaluated in order to determine risk for depressive illness and recommends that women at… Read More »

Weekly Roundup for NOVEMBER 2, 2018: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

Uguz and colleagues present data that indicate, in a group of women with panic disorder, neonatal outcomes were worse in the women who did not get treatment.  This week’s roundup also features a lot of articles on postpartum depression, addressing an array of factors which increase women’s vulnerability to postpartum psychiatric illness, including adverse life… Read More »