Research presented at the 2019 American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) Global Congress in Vancouver indicates that women with preoperative depression are at a greater risk of increased opioid use following hysterectomy.
When trying to determine which antidepressants should be initiated for perinatal depression, several factors should be considered.
A recent study evaluated whether an institutional policy of universal perinatal depression screening would increase screening frequency and treatment after a positive test result.
Left untreated, depression in the perinatal period can have serious repercussions for both mother and offspring.
It is imperative that ob/gyns are able to recognize four very common conditions that are highly associated with suicidal thoughts, suicide attempts and suicide completion.
The manufacturer of a device for permanent birth control that reportedly causes serious adverse events has decided to cease selling it at the end of the year. PLUS: Does smoking cessation really = weight gain? Also: Is prenatal depression more common today?
Readers respond to an editorial from Dr. Lockwood on hormonal contraception and breast cancer as well as an editorial on burnout and depression in medical students.
According to research recently published in The New England Journal of Medicine, chemotherapy is not more beneficial than treatment with hormone therapy alone for women with certain types of breast cancer. Plus: Do abortions cause depression? Also: Public comments are being solicited on a new systematic review from the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) on unhealthy alcohol use in adults aged 18 and older, including pregnant women.
Results of a UK study show that while intrauterine infection may contribute to preterm birth (PTB), a reproducible “preterm placental microbiome” does not exist. Plus: Depression in the male partner of couples being treated for infertility was linked to lower pregnancy chances, according to results of a recent study.