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The Next MGH Online Course on Women’s Mental Health Starts February 10, 2020

We completed our first MGH Women’s Mental Health online CME program in the Fall of 2019, and we are excited to offer the next round of the course in the series.  Thank you for those who participated in the fall.  The next course starts February 10, and we can again offer CME/CE to multiple disciplines. The… Read More »

Online Course on Women’s Mental Health Starts Next Week: November 4, 2019

This fall, we are offering an online course on women’s mental health. This online course will focus on the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders in women across the reproductive lifespan. Specialized knowledge is necessary to tailor treatments to reproductive events such as pregnancy and pregnancy planning, the postpartum, breastfeeding, the menopausal transition, and menstrual… Read More »

Weekly Roundup for OCTOBER 25, 2019: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

The role of prenatal, obstetric, and post-partum factors in the parenting stress of mothers and fathers of 9-month old infants. Matvienko-Sikar K, Murphy G, Murphy M.  J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol. 2018 Mar;39(1):47-55. Mothers reported higher levels of parenting stress than fathers (p?<?0.001). Maternal parenting stress was predicted by attachment, own health status, average sleep, occupation,… Read More »

Weekly Roundup for SEPTEMBER 6, 2019: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

Amygdala and affective responses to infant pictures; comparing depressed and non-depressed mothers and non-mothers. Dudin A, Wonch KE, Davis AD, Steiner M, Fleming AS, Hall GB.  J Neuroendocrinol. 2019 Sep 5:e12790. Women with PPD show an enhanced amygdala response to affectively positive infant pictures, but not to affectively positive pictures of scenery. Women with depression… Read More »

Study Offers New Insights On How Social Media Affects Girls’ Mental Health

null Getty There’s little doubt that social media is not great for mental health—studies have reported for several years now that more time spent on social media is linked to mental health issues, from low self-esteem and loneliness to depression and even suicidality. A new study from University College London and Imperial College London makes… Read More »

Viewpoints: Lessons On Tackling Chronic Mental Health Challenges On Campuses; Food Injustice Is Major Reason Behind Illness In Poor Communities

Opinion writers weigh in on these health care issues and others. Los Angeles Times: There’s A Loneliness Crisis On College Campuses According to the Center for Collegiate Mental Health, the increase in utilization rates for counseling centers across the country over the last five years has greatly outpaced the increase in student enrollment, and as… Read More »

Upcoming MGH Conference on Women’s Mental Health – October 17, 2019

We are excited to announce that we will be offering a new one day course in Women’s Mental Health in Boston on Thursday, October 17th.  This is the day preceding the Annual Psychopharmacology Conference (October 18-20, 2019). This course will focus on the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders in women across the reproductive lifespan.… Read More »

Weekly Roundup for JULY  5, 2019: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

In a large study from France (Blotière et al, 2019), researchers demonstrated that exposure to monotherapy with valproic acid was associated with 8 specific types of major congenital malformations (e.g., spina bifida, OR 19.4), and exposure to topiramate was associated with an increased risk of cleft lip (OR 6.8). No significant associations were found for… Read More »

Medical Clinics of North America: Focus on Women’s Mental Health

The July edition of the Medical Clinics of North America focuses on Women’s Mental Health.  Editors Susan G. Kornstein and Anita Clayton have put together a great collection of articles from experts in our field.     Update on Reproductive Rights and Women’s Mental Health. Stotland NL.  Med Clin North Am. 2019 Jul;103(4):751-766.   Update on… Read More »

Weekly Roundup for MARCH 29, 2019: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

Most women with depression experience considerable difficulty in making decisions about whether or not to use antidepressant medications during pregnancy. These decisions are very complex, and women must consider their own illness history and personal preferences in the context of available data regarding the reproductive safety of antidepressants.   Simone Vigod and colleagues present preliminary data… Read More »