Perinatal depression screenings may not detect women having suicidal thoughts, study finds

(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, News Bureau) Perinatal depression screenings may overlook a significant proportion of women who are having suicidal thoughts, according to a new study of 736 low-income women led by University of Illinois social work professor Karen M. Tabb.
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CONCLUSION: Both younger first childbirth and older last childbirth maternal age may be risk factors for poor outcomes of premenopausal women's mental health. These data support the need for comprehensive mental health assessment for premenopausal women who either gave birth at an age too young or too old. PMID: 31429221 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Authors: Theodoropoulou S, Gialouris AG Abstract Brain is an organ with the highest lipid concentration in the body. Cellular membrane lipids can affect both the positioning and the functioning of membrane proteins, thus regulating several cell actions. Changes in the lipid composition of cell membrane can modulate the microenvironment and consequently the function of its proteins, e.g. neurotransmission. Some of the first studies on the subject have shown a negative correlation between serum cholesterol levels and depression, suicidality and behavioral disorders. Several studies -but not all- have found decreased ...
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