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Menopausal Hot Flashes More Severe in Cancer Survivors 21 Aug 2013 | 05:53 am

In a recent study comparing hot flashes in 934 cancer survivors (90% of whom had breast cancer) and 155 age-matched ... read more

Risk of Depression in the Mothers of Older Children 14 Aug 2013 | 05:48 am

Many studies have assessed the risk of depression in the mothers of infants, but fewer studies have focused on the ... read more

Postpartum Depression in Women with Babies in the NICU 13 Aug 2013 | 01:19 pm

Having a newborn child to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is stressful to parents.  It would be easy to ... read more

New FDA Pregnancy Category Labeling: We’re Still Wating… 7 Aug 2013 | 05:17 am

This is a very nice article published by the Colloge of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists discussing the limitations of the ... read more

Postpartum Depression Associated with Short Stature in Children 29 Jul 2013 | 02:26 pm

We write often here about the negative effects of postpartum depression on the child.  Most of the studies thus far ... read more

Clinical Hypnosis is Effective for Menopausal Hot Flashes 26 Jul 2013 | 09:22 am

In a recent randomized, single-blind, controlled, clinical trial, 187 postmenopausal women reporting at least 7 hot flashes per day received ... read more

FDA Approves Nonhormonal Drug for Hot Flashes: Low-Dose Paroxetine to be Marketed as Brisdelle 16 Jul 2013 | 01:18 am

The FDA recently approved a 7.5-mg formulation of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) paroxetine mesylate for the treatment of ... read more

ECT for Postpartum Psychosis 11 Jul 2013 | 07:52 pm

Postpartum psychosis is a rare but serious psychiatric illness, occurring in about 1 to 2 per 1000 women after delivery.  ... read more

Does Estrogen Affect Antidepressant Efficacy? Data from the STAR*D Study 10 Jul 2013 | 11:50 pm

We previously reported on studies suggesting estrogen may be helpful for the treatment of depression in peri- and post-menopausal women, ... read more

SSRIs and Benzodiazepines: Reproductive Safety of Combined Treatment 12 Jun 2013 | 06:22 pm

Serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are frequently combined with benzodiazepines for the management of anxiety disorders or major depression with comorbid ... read more

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