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Mental Health

Bullying among preemies can result into future mental health concerns

Tuesday, 3/8/2016

McMaster University's Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine has conducted a study that reveals preemies are more likely to face bullying and may develop mental health problems as adults.  The research indicates it is important for parents, teachers and clinicians to be aware of the long-term effects of peer victimization on mental health as well as becoming cognizant of bullying and to intervene as soon as possible.

Understanding Postpartum Depression among African American Women

Wednesday, 2/17/2016

In honor of Black History month and our continued desire to reach women of all backgrounds, The Indianapolis Recorder posted an article last year on promoting a greater awareness about postpartum depression among the African American community as the exact percentage of women impacted by PPD is unknown.  What is known is 40% of African American women experience depression after giving birth.  There are many risk factors among this population that could lead to a greater risk of PPD as well as how it can also impact the baby.

Pregnancy May Reduce PTSD in At-Risk Women

Tuesday, 2/16/2016

The University of Michigan Medical School and School of Nursing team conducted a study that reveals pregnancy may reduce PTSD symptoms in at-risk women.  However, while the study did show a decrease in symptoms, the study also found PTSD symptoms could become worse as the pregnancy progresses and could lead to inability to bond with the child and run a higher risk of postpartum depression.

ABC's "The View" discusses: Screening of PPD before or after pregnancy?

Tuesday, 2/9/2016

ABC's "The View" discussed on their Hot Topic segment on postpartum depression and whether women should be screened before or after pregnancy. Their guest speaker offered some great insight as she personally dealt with PPD. The other co-hosts offered some of their perspectives and how they too dealt with PPD.  Click on the link to view the segment

UC Davis Researchers Develop New Intervention to Help Mothers

Tuesday, 11/3/2015

"This is one of the first studies to take on the role of the pediatrician in not only identifying depression in mothers but also helping them take the next step," said Erik Fernandez y Garcia, associate professor of clinical pediatrics and lead author on the study. "The hope is that once we've refined the intervention and presented it to pediatricians, they will feel more comfortable about addressing depression with mothers of their patients."



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