Depression in Pregnancy

December 8, 2016

Why doing nothing about it may be a bad idea. Pregnant women face a number of choices. Most are pretty noncontroversial: Don’t smoke or use drugs; avoid raw fish and eggs; get lots of rest. But one dilemma some pregnant women face is less intuitive: whether and how to treat their minds and bodies if they are depressed

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Self-reliance helps people thrive in a landscape that’s big and tough, but it can also put them at risk if they get into a personal crisis

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Suicide in the United States has surged to the highest levels in nearly 30 years, a federal data analysis has found, with increases in every age group except older adults

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Your fitness tracker can be a great source of fitspo, providing the kind of feedback that helps you push through that extra mile. But it might also tell you more about your health than you ever thought possible—as these three unsuspecting Fitbit wearers discovered

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If it works, it’s likely to be expensive, have serious side effects, and help only a subset of patients. But it could also open the door to a whole new field of drug development for other psychiatric conditions, including bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, and schizophrenia, all of which might be propelled, at least in part, by excess immune activity in the brain

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For good doctors, stress is inevitable. We recognize that our decisions have high stakes, and we understand that error is unacceptable. With such a high bar of perfectionism and self-sacrifice, it’s unsurprising that so many doctors struggle with mental illness

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Neurosurgeons hope to treat some of the most intractable mental disorders by putting advanced arrays of electrodes into patients’ brains

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Wynne Lee’s mind was at war with itself – one voice telling her to kill herself and another telling her to live. She had just turned 14

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