Adele speaks about her postnatal depression after the birth of her son Angelo
The singer opens up about her battle with depression after the birth of her son, Angelo, and being drunk while writing 21. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adele says she battled depression, before and after son's birth
(Reuters) - Singer Adele said in a magazine interview released on Monday that she suffered from post-partum depression after the birth of her son and had undergone therapy when younger for what she called her "very dark side." (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The Beautiful Way These People Are Coming Out About Mental Illness
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...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Collaborative care for perinatal depression among socioeconomically disadvantaged women: adverse neonatal birth events and treatment response - Bhat A, Grote NK, Russo J, Lohr MJ, Jung H, Rouse CE, Howell EC, Melville JL, Carson K, Katon W.
OBJECTIVE: The study examined the effectiveness of a perinatal collaborative care intervention in moderating the effects of adverse neonatal birth events on risks of postpartum depressive symptoms and impaired functioning among women of lower socioeconomic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 6, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Landmark Study Links Hormonal Birth Control And Depression
This study suggests it is possible hormonal contraception can be associated with risk for depression, so one needs to consider the risk.” For doctors, this means having a longer discussion with women about the potential side effects of the medication, which may include changes in mood that are both positive and negative, says Glezer. Doctors should also be prepared to follow up a new birth control prescription with another appointment sooner than they normally would ― especially for younger women and first-time users ― to see how the medication is affecting them, and if any changes are needed. “If it were a...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 28, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Family Meals: They Do Everyone Good
Discussion Family meals (FM) are “…occasions when food is eaten simultaneously in the same location by more than 1 family member.” Overall, more frequent family meals are protective for healthy physical and psychosocial functioning across socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity and gender. Why FMs have these protective effects (possibly related to family connectedness) is unclear and additional research is ongoing. Factors associated with increased FMs include: Increased parental education Gender – adolescent boys report more FM than adolescent females Race/ethnicity – Asian-Americans have more...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 26, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Book Review: A Spectrum Approach to Mood Disorders
James Phelps’ new book, A Spectrum Approach to Mood Disorders: Not Fully Bipolar But Not Unipolar—Practical Management, is written for professionals, not laymen. I have some familiarity with bipolar disorder and its causes, symptoms, and treatments. However, I am not a professional and this book often goes beyond my ability to comprehend. Dr. Phelps has been treating patients and studying and writing about mood disorders for over 25 years, but he makes assumptions that the reader has a higher level of experience or training, and it makes this book difficult for amateurs to fully appreciate. The basic premise of...
Source: Psych Central - September 20, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Dave Schultz Tags: Antidepressants Anxiety Attention Deficit Disorder Bipolar Book Reviews Borderline Personality Depression Disorders General Mood Stabilizers Postpartum Depression Professional Psychiatry Psychological Assessment Psychology PT Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Link between depression and gestational diabetes works two ways
Breaking research finds that depression in early pregnancy predicts gestational diabetes and that gestational diabetes predicts postpartum depression. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Maternal victimization and child trauma: the mediating role of mothers' affect - Fusco RA, Jung N, Newhill CE.
This study examined the effects of maternal childhood and adult victimization on child trauma symptomatology both directly and indirectly via three types of maternal affective problems as mediators (depression, anxiety, and hostility). A high proportion of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 19, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

A problem-solving therapy intervention for low-income, pregnant women at risk for postpartum depression - Sampson MC, Villarreal Y, Rubin A.
Postpartum Depression (PPD) occurs at higher rates among impoverished mothers than the general population. Depression during pregnancy is one of the strongest predictors of developing PPD. Research indicates that non-pharmacological interventions are effec... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 19, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Racial and ethnic differences in prenatal life stress and postpartum depression symptoms - Liu CH, Giallo R, Doan SN, Seidman LJ, Tronick E.
This study determined the risk of core depression symptoms based on life stress domains during pregnancy and whether stressors varied by race/ethnicity. The sample consisted of 2,344 White, African American, Hispanic, and Asian/Pacific Islander (API) Massa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 19, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

NIH study finds link between depression, gestational diabetes
Stephen FellerBETHESDA, Md., Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Depression in early pregnancy doubles risk for gestational diabetes, and gestational diabetes increases risk for postpartum depression, according to a study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Depression in early pregnancy linked to gestational diabetes
A two-way link between depression and gestational diabetes has been uncovered by researchers. Women who reported feeling depressed during the first two trimesters of pregnancy were nearly twice as likely to develop gestational diabetes, according to an analysis of pregnancy records. Conversely, a separate analysis found that women who developed gestational diabetes were more likely to report postpartum depression six weeks after giving birth, compared to a similar group of women who did not develop gestational diabetes. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 19, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Depression in early pregnancy linked to gestational diabetes, NIH study finds
Women with gestational diabetes at risk for postpartum depression. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - September 16, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Effects of maternal postpartum depression in a well-resourced sample: early concurrent and long-term effects of on infant cognitive, language, and motor development - Smith-Nielsen J, Tharner A, Krogh MT, Vaever MS.
This study examined early and long-term effects of maternal postpartum depression on cognitive, language, and motor development in infants of clinically depressed mothers. Participants were 83 mothers and their full-term born children from the urban region... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Husband Speaks Out About Postpartum Depression After Losing Wife
Husband talks to highlight National Suicide Prevention Month. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Research evaluates risk factors for postpartum depression in mothers of preterm infants
Postpartum depression is the most common complication of pregnancy and childbirth, affecting up to 15 percent of all women within the first three months following delivery. Research has shown that mothers of infants born prematurely have almost double the rates of postpartum depression, particularly during their time in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 13, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Research evaluates risk factors for postpartum depression in mothers of preterm infants
(Care New England) Postpartum depression is the most common complication of pregnancy and childbirth, affecting up to 15 percent of all women within the first three months following delivery. Research has shown that mothers of infants born prematurely have almost double the rates of postpartum depression, particularly during their time in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 13, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Book Review: When Someone You Know Has Depression
Susan J. Noonan, MD, MPH, starts her new book, When Someone You Know has Depression: Words to Say and Things to Do, with a disturbing scenario: “I just don’t know what to do,” Melinda says. She reaches for her purse and takes out a tissue, dabbing carefully at corners of her eyes. We are sitting in the family room, an alcove barely larger than a closet just outside the psychiatric emergency room. She has come in tonight with her husband who, she has been explain to me, has been slipping farther and farther into a dark depression. “I came home today, and he was sitting at the dining room table with h...
Source: Psych Central - September 10, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Megan Riddle Tags: Bipolar Book Reviews Caregivers Children and Teens Cognitive-Behavioral Depression Disorders Family General Mindfulness Personal Stories Postpartum Depression Psychology Relationships & Love Self-Help Stress Suicide Treat Source Type: news

Persistent maternal depressive symptoms trajectories influence children's IQ: the EDEN mother-child cohort - van der Waerden J, Bernard JY, De Agostini M, Saurel-Cubizolles MJ, Peyre H, Heude B, Melchior M.
This study assessed the association between timing and course of maternal depression from pregnancy onwards and children's cognitive development at ages 5 to 6. Potential interaction effects with child sex and family socioeconomic status were e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 9, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Understanding bidirectional mother-infant affective displays across contexts: effects of maternal maltreatment history and postpartum depression and PTSD symptoms - Morelen D, Menke R, Rosenblum KL, Beeghly M, Muzik M.
This study examined the bidirectional nature of mother-infant positive and negative emotional displays during social interactions across multiple tasks among postpartum women accounting for childhood maltreatment severity. Additionally, effects... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Persistent pain risk marker for post-natal depression
Women who experience persistent pain after childbirth are more likely to develop postnatal depression, new research suggests. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 2, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Painful childbirth 'drives up risk of post-natal depression'
The longer the pain lingers, the more likely women are to suffer psychological side effects in the months that follow, according to a study at this year's World Congress of Anesthesiologists. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Psychiatric morbidity and correlates in postpartum women in a tertiary care hospital - Kumar N, Nagaraj AK, Koudike U, Majgi SM.
BACKGROUND: A range of psychological disorders occur in women in the postpartum period apart from the traditional blues, postpartum depression and psychosis. These include obsession of infanticide, PTSD, morbid preoccupations regarding child birth and diso... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 1, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

The role of early adversity and recent life stress in depression severity in an outpatient sample - Vogt D, Waeldin S, Hellhammer D, Meinlschmidt G.
Pre-, peri-, and postnatal stress have frequently been reported to be associated with negative health outcomes during adult life. However, it is unclear, if these factors independently predict mental health in adulthood. We estimated potential associations... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 1, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Childbirth pain linked to risk of postpartum depression
Women who experience pain for longer than 4 weeks after childbirth may be more likely to develop postpartum depression, a new study suggests. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Can social media help maternal mental health?
Going online may fill a void for struggling parents, but can the internet ’s instant gratification fail to address deeper perinatal problems?She irritates your parents. She baffles your grandparents. The preoccupied young mum feeding, with one hand, organic sweet potato puree to her eager eight-month-old, and checking her Facebook notifications with her smartphone in the other. A stereotype which would pass for a member of theModern Tribe and one I ’m sure you already recognise. Perhaps she is closer to yourself than you would like to admit.Related:Postnatal depression: what the baby books don't tell you | Tani...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 31, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Dr Carrie Ladd Tags: Psychology Mental health Parents and parenting Social media Science Family Society Life and style Source Type: news

Hillary Clinton's New Platform Is A Blow To Mental Health Stigma
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton released a wide-ranging mental health plan on Monday, saying that her office would support Americans living with mental health issues through better legislation. “The next generation must grow up knowing that mental health is a key component of overall health and there is no shame, stigma or barriers to seeking out care,” Clinton’s campaign stressed in an announcement. Of course, candidate platforms rarely remain intact if they actually become policy after election day, but Clinton’s focus on normalizing mental health treatment reflects growi...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 30, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Hillary Clinton's New Platform Is A Blow To Mental Health Stigma
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton released a wide-ranging mental health plan on Monday, saying that her office would support Americans living with mental health issues through better legislation. “The next generation must grow up knowing that mental health is a key component of overall health and there is no shame, stigma or barriers to seeking out care,” Clinton’s campaign stressed in an announcement. Of course, candidate platforms rarely remain intact if they actually become policy after election day, but Clinton’s focus on normalizing mental health treatment reflects growi...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

These futuristic contact lenses dispense drugs while you wear them
If you’ve ever struggled with trying to get those tiny eyedrops in just the right spot, read on. A team of researchers has come up with a new type of contact-lens system that gradually delivers medication to your eye while you wear them. That’s right: no more fumbling for the vials on your overcrowded bathroom counter and […]Related:More parents believe vaccines are ‘unnecessary,’ while a mumps outbreak growsSingapore Zika cases rise to 56 at one construction site; Malaysia starts border screeningPrenatal depression may be the most severe form of maternal depression (Source: Washing...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More parents believe vaccines are ‘ unnecessary, ’ while a mumps outbreak grows
The contrast between parents’ attitudes about vaccines today and a decade ago is striking. A survey published Monday by the American Academy of Pediatrics shows that more and more moms and dads are refusing the shots for their children. Much of the blame for this phenomenon can be attributed to continuing claims from everyone from actor Jim Carrey to […]Related:Singapore Zika cases rise to 56 at one construction site; Malaysia starts border screeningPrenatal depression may be the most severe form of maternal depressionCPAP machines don’t prevent heart attacks, strokes in some sleep ap...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Singapore Zika cases rise to 56 at one construction site; Malaysia starts border screening
Global health officials stepped up defensive measures against Zika over the weekend as the virus continued to expand its reach at a rapid pace. Singapore reported one of the largest single clusters outside of the Americas, confirming 56 infections, mostly among foreign workers at a construction site. On Monday, inspectors armed with insecticide were visiting high-rise public housing […]Related:More parents believe vaccines are ‘unnecessary,’ while a mumps outbreak growsPrenatal depression may be the most severe form of maternal depressionCPAP machines don’t prevent heart attacks, str...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prenatal depression may be the most severe form of maternal depression
Alice felt ecstatic when she saw the two dark pink lines on her pregnancy test. She wasn’t surprised when fatigue and nausea soon followed. But Alice began to worry when she couldn’t sleep and became engulfed in sadness that eclipsed her maternal joy. She confided in a couple of close girlfriends. “Everyone told me that […]Related:More parents believe vaccines are ‘unnecessary,’ while a mumps outbreak growsSingapore Zika cases rise to 56 at one construction site; Malaysia starts border screeningCPAP machines don’t prevent heart attacks, strokes in some sleep apnea sufferers (Sourc...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anxiety and depression during pregnancy and temperament in early infancy: findings from a multi-ethnic, Asian, prospective birth cohort study - Chong SC, Broekman BF, Qiu A, Aris IM, Chan YH, Rifkin-Graboi A, Law E, Chee CY, Chong YS, Kwek KY, Saw SM, Gluckman PD, Meaney MJ, Chen H.
Maternal antenatal mood is associated with negative infant temperament. This link has not been substantiated in Asian populations. We evaluated the association between antenatal maternal mood and infant temperament among Asian mother-infant pairs. Antenata... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The joint contribution of maternal history of early adversity and adulthood depression to socioeconomic status and potential relevance for offspring development - Bouvette-Turcot AA, Unternaehrer E, Gaudreau H, Lydon JE, Steiner M, Meaney MAVANMJ.
We examined the interactive effects of maternal childhood adversity and later adulthood depression on subsequent socioeconomic status (SES). Methods Our community sample ranged from 230to 243 mothers (across measures) drawn from a prospect... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Feminist Artist Makes Women's Bushes Bloom In Surreal Tribute To Mothers
When photographer Alexandra Sophie became pregnant, the way she viewed her body changed entirely. “I felt like a seed was planted in a personal garden,” she explained in an email to The Huffington Post, “and it was growing each day until the clock would ring and the baby would know when he is ready to see the world.” More unimaginable yet was the fact that such a miracle, at once surreal and commonplace, was happening so many times a day on all corners of the earth ― according to UNICEF, approximately 353,000 babies are born every day around the world. Inspired by the powers of her own body, along...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meet the victims of post-natal depression
The cause of Jessica Addicott's detachment from her elder child? Ongoing postnatal depression (PND) — a disease that is still affecting far too many British women after giving birth. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

It's Not Just Texas. Maternal Deaths Are High Across The U.S.
The pregnancy-related death rate in Texas nearly doubled between 2010 and 2012 ― the same time period that the state severely cut women’s health funding, most notably at Planned Parenthood, according to a new study. The research, which will be published in the September issue of the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology, found that 148 Texas women died in 2012 from pregnancy-related causes, either while pregnant, or soon after being pregnant, up from 72 deaths in 2010. Similarly, the rate in Texas jumped from 18 deaths per 100,000 births in 2006 to 36 deaths per 100,000 births in 2014. But sadly, Texas is just an ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS fails thousands of new mothers with post-natal depression
NHS figures show 43 per cent of health boards provide no specialised maternity service, and in those areas that do have a service, only a third meet the recommended standards. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

30,000 pregnant women with mental health problems do not get adequate care
NHS England boosts funds to improve mental health services in pregnancy Related items fromOnMedica Postnatal depression Depression in either expectant parent linked to higher risk of early birth All women must have access to perinatal mental health service Maternity care to become more ‘personalised’ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 19, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Psychometric properties of the Postpartum Depression Predictors Inventory-Revised for pregnant women in Mexico - Ibarra-Yruegas B, Lara MA, Navarrete L, Nieto L, Kawas Valle O.
This study assessed the reliability and concurrent validity of the prenatal section of the Postpartum Depression Predictors Inventory-Revised for 250 pregnant women receiving prenatal care in Mexico. The Postpartum Depression Predictors Inventory-Revised h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 7, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

New study links risk factors to variations in postpartum depression
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) A new study shows that depression following childbirth can begin at different times and follow multiple distinct trajectories, emphasizing the need for clinicians to monitor for signs of postpartum depression and be aware of risk factors that may predispose a new mother to depression. The study, " Trajectories of Depressive Symptoms Throughout the Peri- and Postpartum Period: Results from the First Baby Study (http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/full/10.1089/jwh.2015.5310), " is published in Journal of Women's Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 3, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

There Is No Substitute
By Sadrul Hasan MazumderAug 1 2016 (The Daily Star, Bangladesh)To observe the World Breastfeeding Week, which is marked around the world from August 1-7 since 1992, the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) has declared this year’s theme to be “Breastfeeding: a key to sustainable development” August 1-7. Breastfeeding is in many ways linked with nutrition and food security, health, development, survival, and the achievement of full educational potential and economic productivity. Breastfeeding is an environmentally sustainable method of feeding compared to other substitutes. Linking breastfeeding...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 1, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sadrul Hasan Mazumder Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Gender Headlines Health Source Type: news

Study Defends Antidepressant Use In Pregnancy Despite Birth Defect Risks
While SSRI antidepressants are arguably still the most consumed drug class in the US, sales peaked in 2008 and have declined by four percent every year since, according to Research and Markets. There are many reasons for declining SSRI sales from unwanted side effects like weight gain and sexual dysfunction to "Prozac Poop-out" in which patients develop tolerance and the pills quit working. Still, a major reason for declining sales are SSRI's strong links to suicide and birth defects. In 2004, the FDA added "Black Box" warnings to SRRIs, highlighting suicide risks and the need for close monitoring of...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How I Went From No Way To Namaste: How Yoga Saved My Life
Last year I was a heap of depression. I was a 35-year-old new mother who suffered major complications after the delivery of my daughter. Those complications gave way to the aftershocks of PTSD and a heavy dose of postpartum depression. The dream of summer days spent enjoying my little one, taking long walks with the stroller, working the garden, and getting a night or two out with my partner were shattered into shards of anxiety, anger, lethargy, a deep mistrust of my own body. It was lonely, and it sucked the life out of me. I got real bitter before I got better. My younger sister came to visit from California where she ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

10 Ludicrous Things Republicans Have Actually Said About Health
This week’s Republican National Convention has resembled nothing so much as a circus sideshow. There was the norovirus outbreak among California staffers, a plagiarized speech delivered by the potential first lady of the United States, and even a moment when former Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson linked Hillary Clinton to Lucifer. As wacky as the RNC seems, it’s only the latest example of Republican leaders’ willingness to venture into the realm of the imagination. When it comes to nearly every aspect of health, for instance, from health care to women’s issues to vaccines to mental heal...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 21, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Hyperthyroidism: Too Much Of A Good Thing
By: Dr. Alan Christianson When someone you know is living with hypothyroidism, it can be tempting to think that if only the doctor would prescribe an extra helping of thyroid hormone, your friend or loved one would feel so much better and would enjoy life more. And in some cases, an extra helping might be in order. In other cases, not so much. Too much thyroid hormone can actually be dangerous, which is why doctors are loathe to bump the levothyroxin dosage up an extra 25 micrograms or so for one of their patients who's still experiencing hypothyroid symptoms. Tests always come first, and there's a good reason for that....
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Maternal depression and youth internalizing and externalizing symptomatology: severity and chronicity of past maternal depression and current maternal depressive symptoms - O'Connor EE, Langer DA, Tompson MC.
This study explored the degree to which the severity/chronicity ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 16, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Sage Therapeutics reports positive top-line results of Phase II trial of SAGE-547 to treat PPD
US-based biopharmaceutical company Sage Therapeutics has reported positive top-line results of its Phase II clinical trial of SAGE-547 to treat severe postpartum depression (PPD). (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - July 13, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Drug effective against postpartum depression in small study
Stephen FellerWASHINGTON, July 12 (UPI) -- A new drug for postpartum depression quickly eased women's symptoms with few side effects and no remission in a small study, according to the manufacturer. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news