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About 80% of women experience vasomotor symptoms (VMS) – hot flashes and night sweats — as they transition into the menopause phase.  For most, the symptoms are manageable, but for a sizeable subset of midlife women, these symptoms can negatively affect sleep, mood, and quality of life.  While clinical guidelines suggest that menopausal vasomotor symptoms [...]

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This week, there are two very interesting articles on the importance of folic acid supplementation during pregnancy.  Not only does folic acid reduce the risk of neural tube defects, it may affect other aspects of brain development associated and may reduce the risk of psychosis and possibly other neuropsychiatric disorders in children.  In another study, Kronenfeld [...]

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In the United States, about one out of every 160 pregnancies ends in stillbirth, defined as a pregnancy loss occurring after 20 weeks' gestation.  Perinatal loss is a traumatic event for women and their families.  While we clearly understand the potential for perinatal loss to cause significant emotional consequences, we have relatively little data on [...]

The post After Stillbirth Women Are at Increased Risk for Depression appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.

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Menstrual irregularities, including amenorrhea, are common among women with eating disorders.  Given the menstrual abnormalities, there has been concern that women with eating disorders might be less likely to conceive naturally. A recent study has examined rates of fertility treatment among women with eating disorders. In this study, women were enrolled prenatally as part of [...]

The post Fertility Treatment More Common in Women with Bulimia Nervosa appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.

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Research has suggested a relationship between the age at which a woman goes through menopause and her general cognitive functioning, specifically that better cognitive function is observed in women who enter into menopause at a later age, as compared to an earlier age. A recent study seeks to examine this relationship while adjusting for many [...]

The post Age at Menopause and Lifetime Cognitive Functioning: Findings from a British Cohort Study appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.

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This week, there are two very interesting articles on the importance of folic acid supplementation during pregnancy.  Not only does folic acid reduce the risk of neural tube defects, it may affect other aspects of brain development associated and may reduce the risk of psychosis and possibly other neuropsychiatric disorders in children.  In another study, Kronenfeld [...]

The post Weekly Roundup for  JULY 7, 2018: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.

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While we use lithium less commonly now than we have in the past, lithium is still one of the very best mood stabilizers we have.  And with regard to its use during pregnancy, we have studies going back nearly 50 years. Although nothing much has been written about the reproductive safety of lithium over the [...]

The post Lithium Use During Pregnancy: Results From an International Cohort Study appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.

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This week we have several interesting and clinically relevant articles.  We have long know that depression during pregnancy is one of the most robust predictors of postpartum depression; Lupattelli and colleagues demonstrate that treatment during pregnancy decreases the risk of postpartum depression.  Munk-Olsen and colleagues examine outcomes in infants exposed to lithium, observing a small [...]

The post Weekly Roundup for JUNE 29, 2018: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.

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For clinicians who have not yet discovered the incredibly thoughtful and clinically practical monthly articles from Chittaranjan Andrade in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, it’s time to take a look.  (Not only are these articles fantastic, they’re free!!) In the May issue, Dr. Andrade provides a thorough review of the risks associated with valproic  acid [...]

The post Valproic Acid: Highlighting Risk and Modifying Prescribing Patterns in Reproductive Age Women appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.

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Around 10 years ago, there was a series of publications suggesting a link between the use of serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressants and bone loss in older women.  One of the things that made it difficult to interpret this information was that these studies could not determine if the bone loss was actually caused by exposure [...]

The post In Brief: Anxiety and Risk of Fractures in Postmenopausal Women appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.

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