Women's Health

Church Attendance Lowers Suicide Rates in a Subgroup of Women

Church Attendance Lowers Suicide Rates in a Subgroup of Women

Identifying environmental factors that reduce the risk of suicidal behavior is crucial.

Obesity Linked to Greater Depression Odds in College-Educated Women

Obesity Linked to Greater Depression Odds in College-Educated Women

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Modestly obese women who were educated were almost twice as likely to have depression than their normal-weight peers.

Treating Patients Who Have Experienced Stillbirth

Treating Patients Who Have Experienced Stillbirth

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Stillbirth is associated with suicidal ideation, depression, anxiety and other manifestations of post-traumatic stress disorder.

Strong Link Found Between Postpartum Depression and Suicide Risk

Strong Link Found Between Postpartum Depression and Suicide Risk

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Study is the first to compare suicide risk of new mothers with postpartum disorder to other categories of women.

SSRI Use Associated With Higher Risk of Postpartum Hemorrhage

SSRI Use Associated With Higher Risk of Postpartum Hemorrhage

Risk up with exposure to serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors in late pregnancy.

ADHD in Childhood Could Portend Obesity in Women

ADHD in Childhood Could Portend Obesity in Women

Increased risk of obesity seen during childhood and young adulthood for female, but not males.

What You Need to Know About 'Female Viagra'

What You Need to Know About 'Female Viagra'

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A clinician should also rule out the possibility that the dysfunction stems from a co-occurring medical or psychiatric condition, or substance abuse.

Osteoporosis Drug Doesn't Improve Cognition in Women with Dementia

Osteoporosis Drug Doesn't Improve Cognition in Women with Dementia

Researchers find no cognitive benefits from raloxifene in women with mild to moderate dementia.

A Case Study on the Treatment of ADHD in Pregnancy

A Case Study on the Treatment of ADHD in Pregnancy

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A case study involving a 38-year-old woman with a history of ADHD seeks counseling for treatment of the condition during a pregnancy.

Domestic Violence: The Psychiatrist's Role in Detection and Intervention

Domestic Violence: The Psychiatrist's Role in Detection and Intervention

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Psychiatrists can play a key role in detecting signs of abuse, helping the individual to create a safety plan, and providing trauma interventions.

Female Vietnam Vets Have Higher PTSD Prevalence

Female Vietnam Vets Have Higher PTSD Prevalence

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Female Vietnam veterans have a 1.5 times higher likelihood of developing PTSD than women who served in the U.S.

Antidepressants Best First Treatment For Premenstrual Depression

Antidepressants Best First Treatment For Premenstrual Depression

Calcium supplementation also appears to be helpful.

No Long-Term Effects of Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy

No Long-Term Effects of Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy

However, researchers say there may be a link between antidepressants and postpartum hemorrhage.

Alzheimer's Cost Burden Much Heavier for Women Than Men

Alzheimer's Cost Burden Much Heavier for Women Than Men

Women bear six times the cost of Alzheimer's disease care than men do.

Forgiveness May Protect Women From Depression

Forgiveness May Protect Women From Depression

Women who forgave others were less likely to report depressive symptoms, irrespective of whether they felt unforgiven by others.

Successful Fertility Treatment Increases Postpartum Depression Risk

Successful Fertility Treatment Increases Postpartum Depression Risk

Women who received the treatment and gave birth were five times more likely to suffer depression than women whose treatment was not successful.

Refined Carbs May Increase Depression Risk in Women

Refined Carbs May Increase Depression Risk in Women

Consumption of foods with high glycemic index tied to increased depression risk in postmenopausal women.

Refined Carbs May Up Women's Depression Risk

Refined Carbs May Up Women's Depression Risk

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A diet high in refined carbohydrates is associated with a greater risk of new-onset depression in postmenopausal women.

Socially Integrated Women Less Likely to Commit Suicide

Socially Integrated Women Less Likely to Commit Suicide

Socially isolated women who were less socially integrated were more likely to be employed full time and were more likely to smoke.

Psoriasis Linked to Higher Risk of Depression in Women

Psoriasis Linked to Higher Risk of Depression in Women

Findings were made in women with psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis.

Certain SSRI Antidepressants Linked to Birth Defects

Certain SSRI Antidepressants Linked to Birth Defects

Maternal use of paroxetine (Paxil) and fluoxetine (Prozac) was associated with a higher risk of birth defects, but not with sertraline (Zoloft).

Poor Sleep Can Worsen Bipolar Disorder Symptoms in Women

Poor Sleep Can Worsen Bipolar Disorder Symptoms in Women

Women with bipolar who did not sleep well tended to have more severe and frequent depression, as well as more intense manic episodes.

Researchers To Examine Why Alzheimer's Is More Prevalent in Women

Researchers To Examine Why Alzheimer's Is More Prevalent in Women

Later this summer, the Alzheimer's Association will fund research into why women are much more likely to develop Alzheimer's than men.

PTSD, Trauma Increase Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Women

PTSD, Trauma Increase Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Women

Women with severe PTSD had a 60% higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease than women who didn't experience trauma.

SSRI Antidepressants Linked to Bone Fracture Risk in Menopausal Women

SSRI Antidepressants Linked to Bone Fracture Risk in Menopausal Women

Menopausal women who took an SSRI had a 76% higher risk of fracture after one year of use compared to women not taking an antidepressant.

Why Do Women Have Higher Rates of PTSD Than Men?

Why Do Women Have Higher Rates of PTSD Than Men?

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While PTSD is thought by many to primarily impact men, rates are twice as high in women as men.

Biomarker Could Lead to Earlier Detection in Women of Mental Disorders

Biomarker Could Lead to Earlier Detection in Women of Mental Disorders

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Women who had an overproduction of the gene XIST were found to have mental illness including bipolar disorder, depression and schizophrenia.

Dialectial Behavior Therapy Reduces Suicide Attempts in At-Risk Women

Dialectial Behavior Therapy Reduces Suicide Attempts in At-Risk Women

Dialectical behavior therapy reduced suicide attempts in women with borderline personality disorder.

Improving Access to Treatment for Women with Perinatal Depression

Improving Access to Treatment for Women with Perinatal Depression

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Despite advances in the last decade, many pregnant women with depression still do not receive adequate treatment.

Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Depression in Young Women

Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Depression in Young Women

Young women with vitamin D deficiencies had a higher likelihood of exhibiting depression symptoms.

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