Suicidal ideation in pregnant and postpartum women veterans: an initial clinical needs assessment - Szpunar MJ, Crawford JN, Baca SA, Lang AJ.

INTRODUCTION: Pregnancy and postpartum, or the perinatal period, are times when women are particularly vulnerable to mental health concerns, including suicidal ideation. Risk factors for suicidal ideation during this period of a woman's life are depression...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

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Authors: Wan Ab Rahman WS, Abdullah WZ, Husin A, Nik Mohd Hassan NFF, Hassan MN, Zulkafli Z Abstract INTRODUCTION: Acquired haemophilia A (AHA) is a rare acquired bleeding disorder caused by polyclonal immunoglobulin G autoantibodies against clotting factor VIII (FVIII). The incidence was reported to be rare occurring in 0.2- 4 cases/million/year. Patients may present with different clinical manifestations to various specialties. Early recognition of the disease contributes to favourable clinical outcome. CASE SERIES: Here, we reported five cases of this disorder with different clinical presentations from two t...
Source: Malaysian Journal of Pathology - Category: Pathology Tags: Malays J Pathol Source Type: research
In this study, we set out to investigate the percentage and absolute count of Tregs in major depressive disorder (MDD) patients and their correlation with disease severity. MATERIALS &METHODS: This is a case-control study consisting of 47 MDD patients and 47 healthy controls. MDD patients were treated with antidepressant drugs according to their physician's choice. The severity of MDD was assessed using Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) and Montgomery-Asberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) at the time of recruitment. Healthy controls completed the Depression Anxiety Scoring System (DASS21) questionnaire to ensure the...
Source: Malaysian Journal of Pathology - Category: Pathology Tags: Malays J Pathol Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: It is important to understand the mental health needs of perinatal veterans given their vulnerability to develop mental health concerns, including suicidal ideation. The unpredicted pattern of correlations determined in this study implies the need for multifaceted measures for safety-related mental health assessment of perinatal veterans, including assessment for PTSS. Strengths of this study include its longitudinal assessment and a sampling from a general population of veterans. Limitations include small sample size, a single gestational time point, and loss of participants who did not return for their postp...
Source: Military Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Mil Med Source Type: research
In this study, a link between mitochondrial changes and infant temperament has also been suggested. Maternal psychosocial stress and lifetime trauma have been associated with decreased mitochondrial DNA copy number in the placenta (115, 116).IndividualityChronic stress links changes in the epigenetic landscape with health conditions (117). Different cell types are characterized by distinct patterns of gene expression due to developmental, environmental, physiological, and pathological reasons (117). Epigenetic mechanisms affect gene function in a dynamic way as a result of different environmental exposures during fetal dev...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Conclusion It is clear that clinically, there is still much to be learnt about alexithymia and its relationship with a range of related phenomena. Firstly, is alexithymia a continuous and stable trait independent of psychological or somatic symptomology that is developed during childhood? Or is it instead a reactive state induced by trauma and distress at any age, which serves to defend against intense and upsetting emotions? This impacts on treatment options. For example, should we be focussing on early childhood interventions which target the child's emotional environment and parenting to encourage emotional exp...
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Bipolar disorder affects men and women in equal numbers, and the symptoms are essentially identical. But some key differences do exist—differences that might be due to biological factors, and social ones, too. For starters, research has consistently shown that women have higher rates of bipolar II disorder, “which typically presents as a chronic depressive disorder with periods of hypomania,” according to Candida Fink, MD, a board-certified child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist with a private practice in Westchester, N.Y. There’s a misconception that bipolar II disorder is less severe than bipola...
Source: Psych Central - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Bipolar Disorders Gender General Men's Issues Women's Issues Bipolar Disorder bipolar disorder and pregnancy bipolar I Bipolar Ii Gender Differences men and bipolar disorder menopause and bipolar disorder menstruation and bipolar Source Type: news
It ’s not just pain during delivery that counts, study shows Related items fromOnMedica Preterm birth risk higher after PTSD and major depression NHS funding boost to support new mothers ’ mental health MHRA tightens licence restrictions on valproate for women Assess pregnant and new mums ’ mental health Maternal suicides remain a concern, report shows
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Women with intellectual and developmental disabilities have nearly double the rate of having another baby within a year Related items fromOnMedica NHS funding boost to support new mothers ’ mental health Maternal suicides remain a concern, report shows Valproate in pregnancy linked to raised autism risk Doctors urged to spot victims of trafficking Preterm birth risk higher after PTSD and major depression
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GENEVA (Reuters) - More than 4 percent of the world’s population lives with depression, and women, youth and the elderly are the most prone to its disabling effects, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. An estimated 322 million people suffered depressive disorders in 2015, a rise of 18.4 percent in a decade, as people live longer, the United Nations agency said in a report. Global economic losses exceed $1 trillion a year, it said, referring to lost productivity due to apathy or lack of energy that lead to an inability to function at work or cope with daily life. “Depression is the single large...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
After the birth of her second child, in August 2015, RaeAnn Pickett—a tall brunette with a fondness for the F word—found herself consumed by anxiety. “I started to feel so freaked out, sad, and overwhelmed,” she says. “I’d stay awake all night, obsessively counting the windowpanes or the individual slats on each miniblind. I told my doctor, and she was like, ‘Yeah, you don’t have to do that. There are drugs for that.’” Pickett gratefully took the meds, but that wasn’t enough. In her search for other moms experiencing postpartum issues, the 32-year-old commun...
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