Tag Archives: Depression

CBT-Based Group Intervention Improves Perinatal Depression and Maternal Sensitivity

Previous research has shown that higher levels of depressive symptoms during pregnancy may be associated with lower levels of maternal-fetal attachment (MFA).  Other studies have indicated that poor MFA is a significant predictor of worse outcomes in terms of mother-infant interactions and infant attachment security.  A new study looks at an intervention designed to treat… Read More »

New Research Study: Pregnenolone Neurosteroid for the Treatment of Menopausal Depression

Over the last few years we have heard a great deal about neurosteroids, also known as neuroactive steroids.  This class of compounds are steroid hormones produced in the brain and endocrine tissues which can modulate neurotransmission.  Animal studies have demonstrated that neurosteroids have a broad range of activities, including antidepressant, anxiolytic, sedative, analgesic, anticonvulsant, neuroprotective,… Read More »

Tips to Avoid Depression and Anxiety during Coronavirus Pandemic

Tips to Avoid Depression and Anxiety during Coronavirus Pandemic Tips to Avoid Depression and Anxiety during Coronavirus Pandemic : The outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID 19) has given sleepless nights to everyone on the planet. While the presidents and prime ministers of countries across the globe are making efforts to slow down the spread and… Read More »

Online Depression Test [ZUNG DEPRESSION SCALE]

Mental health statistics: Mental health disorders make up 4 of the leading 10 reasons for disability worldwide within established market economies, and include: bipolar disorder, major depression, schizophrenia, as well as obsessive compulsive disorder. Approximately 26 % of adult Americans suffer from a mental disorder which is diagnosable within any given year. A lot of… Read More »

Menopausal Depression is Common, Who Is at Risk?

Patients and clinicians may not be fully aware that women are at increased risk for depression during the menopausal transition.  The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that clinicians screen all adults for depression, highlighting the importance of screening in populations at particularly high risk for depression.  While these recommendations have prompted increased awareness… Read More »