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September 4, 2018
by Patricia Tomasi

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Effects of Climate Change Could See Increased Rates Of Childhood Anxiety And Depression According To New Study

September 4, 2018 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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The recent devastation from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria – and possibly more in the near future caused by climate change – have made the need to understand the impact of these events all the more urgent. Could a generation of children exposed to natural disasters be at risk for mental illness? [More]

August 28, 2018
by Patricia Tomasi

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More Research Needed On Effects Of SSRIs On Pregnant And Postpartum Women

August 28, 2018 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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One of the front line treatments for pregnant and postpartum women suffering from depression and anxiety is selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). But due to a lack of research on SSRIs in females, little is known about their effects across the maternal spectrum as well as on infants exposed to the drug through breast milk. [More]

July 31, 2018
by Patricia Tomasi

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As The Debate Over Abortion Continues, The Mental Health Of Women Must Not Be Overlooked Say Researchers

July 31, 2018 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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Reyah Balthazar of Toronto, Canada was five months pregnant when she had to make the difficult decision to have an abortion due to pregnancy complications that would have put her life and the life of her baby at risk. “It was the hardest decision I ever had to make,” says Balthazar. “It has been a year now and I am still grieving the loss of my baby. I had always been pro-life, and to have to go through that procedure was traumatizing. I am still trying to come to terms with the experience.” [More]

April 10, 2018
by Patricia Tomasi

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Pregnant Women With Depression And Anxiety Face Tough Decision In Light Of New Study On Effect Of SSRIs On Infants

April 10, 2018 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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Choosing whether or not to take antidepressants during pregnancy is a tough decision for pregnant women experiencing depression or anxiety, especially when a new study shows the brains of infants can be affected negatively. Therapy is a great option but what should women with severe depression and anxiety do? [More]