Tag Archives: Women’s

Abortion Does Not Increase Women’s Risk for Suicide

Although abortion is a legal medical procedure in the United States, the belief that abortion is associated with adverse psychological outcomes has been the basis for legislation and policies which restrict access to abortion.  At the present time 34 states currently require that women seeking an abortion receive counseling regarding the negative emotional consequences she… Read More »

Weekly Roundup for JANUARY 3, 2020: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

A Call to Action: Screening Fathers for Perinatal Depression. Walsh TB, Davis RN, Garfield C.  Pediatrics. 2020 Jan;145(1).  Preventing Postpartum Depression With Mindful Self-Compassion Intervention: A Randomized Control Study. Guo L, Zhang J, Mu L, Ye Z.  J Nerv Ment Dis. 2019 Dec 18.  Compared with the control group, the intervention group showed significant improvement… 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 »