Psychological trauma is associated with an increased risk for lupus, a new study reports. Researchers studied 54,763 civilian women enrolled in a larger health study. Compared to women without trauma, women with post-traumatic stress disorder were almost three times as likely to have lupus.
People with pre-existing conditions, pregnant women among those who lose out in GOP’s health care bill
The GOP’s last-ditch effort to repeal “Obamacare” would redistribute hundreds of billions of dollars in federal financing for insurance coverage, creating winners and losers among individual Americans and states in ways not yet fully clear. health care bill
Ingrid certainly contained moments of amusing satire and, in many ways, successfully exposes Instagram stardom and Los Angeles’ cult of faux creatives. However, the film deals with its most intimate themes irresponsibly, ultimately perpetuating both ableist tropes of mental illness and harmful myths about women.
Earlier this year, when Emily Chodos was about 25 weeks into her pregnancy, she woke up one night feeling horrible. “My hands were tremoring, my heart racing,” recalls Chodos, who lives near New Haven, Conn. She couldn’t take a deep breath.”
I was lucky enough to speak with Golzar Selbe Naghshineh about how and why she started Network for the Advancement of Perinatal Support (NAPS) and to get the scoop on how the program works. Inspired by her extensive experience as a postpartum doula, Golzar started NAPS following an experience supporting a mom with postpartum depression.
It’s a big week in Texas. Starting this Friday, September 1, 2017, more than 600 new laws approved by state legislators and signed by Governor Greg Abbott go into effect.
Although it is commonly acknowledged that pregnancy can lead to postpartum mood disorders (PPMDs), over twenty percent of new moms do not discuss their symptoms with healthcare providers.
Study finds women in gender-equal countries have better cognitive skills – here’s how to understand it
Let’s try you. Read the title above once, then cover it and write down word for word what you remember. Having difficulties? How well you do may be down to which country you live in.
Women’s health in India has been viewed primarily with an obstetric focus. It is time to think of a 360 degree approach.
A recent study of homeless adults finds that women are at a significant disadvantage compared to men when it comes to accessing disability benefits. The study also finds that medical records are key to accessing disability benefits, which poses a problem for many homeless adults.
If you are a Texas woman who had severe pregnancy complications, or if you know a Texas woman who died after giving birth, we want to hear from you.
Depression and anxiety are more common in women, especially in the years between childbirth and menopause. In addition, daily struggles like finances, lack of time, relationship problems and parenting demands can produce stress. When left unchecked, they can cause serious health problems.
Turns out serotonin discontinuation syndrome is incredibly common and can cause a mish-mash of symptoms to make you miserable. For people totally coming off the meds (rather than switching), they can mirror depression, leading women to wonder if they’re having a relapse, she says.
A report found that states with more abortion restrictions tended to have fewer policies to support children’s and women’s well being. The report also found that the more abortion restrictions a state has, the worse women and children fare when it comes to their health outcomes.
Senate Bill 17 also charges the task force with studying what other states are doing to curb their maternal death rates, looking at the health disparities and socioeconomic status of the mothers dying in Texas and finding solutions to help women with postpartum depression.
Pregnant women with bipolar disorder (BD) receiving psychotropic medication did not experience improvement in either functional impairment or symptom burden, according to a study published in Bipolar Disorders Journal.
Researchers have found that pregnant asylum seekers in Switzerland often lack sufficient psychological support because of cuts in subsidies for translation and counselling services.
Though cardiac events and hypertensive disorders are not surprising, it was surprising to see the opioid epidemic is now one of the leading causes of pregnancy-related deaths. The task force also found that black women were three times more likely to suffer from maternal mortalities.
House lawmakers tentatively approved a series of bills Monday aimed at helping Texas curb its unusually high rate of women dying less than a year after childbirth. HB 9 charges task force members with finding solutions to help Texas women struggling with postpartum depression, among other things.
Recent findings indicated significant differences in biomarkers of bipolar disorder between men and women. “This suggests that gender is an important moderator of symptomatology in [bipolar disorder] and may point to differing underlying pathophysiology in men and women with [bipolar disorder].”
In an effort to begin tackling the startling rate of deaths, lawmakers are expected to pass a bipartisan bill expanding the scope and timeline of the state’s Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Task Force. For Thierry, the most important issue is why black women are dying at such high rates compared to other groups.
Interim Dean Sandra Weiss of the UC San Francisco School of Nursing is leading three major studies aimed at shedding important light on some of the most pressing issues facing American women with depression and the clinicians who treat them.
I am a woman of child-bearing age, and for some reason, I get asked about when I’ll have children all too often in our modern society. I also happen to be bipolar. This combination presents some challenges that men in my position will never face. People’s opinions about women having children affect my ability to Read more
There is a devastating story to tell for every one of these maternal deaths. Several years ago, one of us, Donna Kruezer of Austin lost her daughter, Kristi, to postpartum depression – found to be a leading cause of maternal mortality by the Texas Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Task Force. In the aftermath of her Read more
Jessie is one of a growing number of people turning to crowdfunding to access mental health care. Sites like GoFundMe and YouCaring are commonly used to help raise money for care related to diseases or accidents, but mental health treatment fundraisers are on the rise. Why?
Women with newly developed depression before a breast cancer diagnosis have a significantly increased risk for death from any cause in addition to death from late-stage breast cancer, according to a study published in Cancer.
Science of Us recently talked to Andrea Petersen on the question: “Are women born anxious, or are we raised to be that way?,” and the differences, both learned and innate, that contribute to the gender discrepancy in anxiety.
Sad Girls Club goes beyond a traditional mental health resource — it is a community where women can come together, not only to discuss mental health but to hold space for one another.
House Bill 242 would require the Texas Women’s Health Program to provide screening for the most common causes of maternal mortality: mental and behavioral health conditions, heart conditions, high blood pressure, and hemorrhaging.