Tag Archives: 2020

Weekly Roundup for AUGUST 28, 2020: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

Suicide Risk and Mood Disorders in Women in the Postpartum Period: a Longitudinal Study. de Avila Quevedo L, Scholl CC, de Matos MB, da Silva RA, da Cunha Coelho FM, Pinheiro KAT, Pinheiro RT.  Psychiatr Q. 2020 Aug 18. The odds of postpartum suicide risk were 6.50 (95% CI: 2.73; 15.48) higher in mothers with… Read More »

Southern HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2020

Thursday, August 20, marks Southern HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (SHAAD) 2020. Launched last year by the Southern AIDS Coalition, the day presents an opportunity to draw attention to the epidemic in the South, which comprises 51% of new HIV diagnoses annually, although only 38% of the U.S. population lives there. Join us on August 20th for… Read More »

Clinical Update 2020: Lamotrigine (Lamictal) and Pregnancy

Clinical Update 2020:  Lamotrigine (Lamictal) and Pregnancy Maintenance treatment with a mood stabilizer during pregnancy can significantly reduce the risk of relapse in women with bipolar disorder; however, many of the mood stabilizers commonly used in this setting, including lithium and valproic acid, carry some degree of teratogenic risk. In contrast, lamotrigine (Lamictal) appears to… Read More »