Postpartum Depression Rates Tripled During the Pandemic

THURSDAY, March 17, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Rates of postpartum depression among American mothers rose nearly three-fold during the COVID-19 pandemic, along with large increases in major depression and thoughts of self-harm, according to a new study. It included 670 new moms who completed online screening between February and July 2020. One-third screened positive for… Continue reading Postpartum Depression Rates Tripled During the Pandemic

Which New Moms Are at Highest Risk for Postpartum Depression?

MONDAY, Feb. 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) — First-time moms and new mothers of twins may be among those at greatest risk of postpartum depression symptoms, a large new study suggests. Postpartum depression is a common illness. In the United States alone, about one in eight women report depression symptoms soon after giving birth, according to… Continue reading Which New Moms Are at Highest Risk for Postpartum Depression?

'Magic Mushrooms' Provide Fast, Long-lasting Depression Relief: Study

Feb. 18, 2022 — Treatment with psilocybin, the psychedelic compound found in “magic mushrooms,” relieves major depression for up to a year, and perhaps longer, new research shows. In a study of adults with a long-term history of depression, two doses of psilocybin, combined with supportive “talk” therapy, led to large, stable, and enduring antidepressant… Continue reading 'Magic Mushrooms' Provide Fast, Long-lasting Depression Relief: Study

Post-natal depression in men: 'The darkest time of my life'

According to the NHS, the likelihood of suffering from postnatal depression, increases if you already suffer with poor mental health, if you have suffered trauma in the past, if you don’t have a support network or if your partner is also suffering from depression. Source link

Depression Might Influence Belief in COVID Vaccine Lies

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 24, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines abounds, and people with depression are more likely than others to fall for it, a new study finds. “One of the notable things about depression is that it can cause people to see the world… Continue reading Depression Might Influence Belief in COVID Vaccine Lies

Depression rise at Christmas linked to stress over Covid

Despite vaccines protecting the large majority of the UK population from becoming seriously ill with Covid, and no lockdowns being brought in over Christmas, levels of anxiety and depression were “on a par with the same time last year,” said Dr Daisy Fancourt, lead author from UCL Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care. Source link

Postpartum Depression Can Harm Women's Finances

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 30, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Besides its terrible impact on mental health, postpartum depression can also bring long-term financial struggles to affected women, new research shows. “These findings highlight the importance of screening and expanding access to mental health support services for low-income pregnant and postpartum women,” said study… Continue reading Postpartum Depression Can Harm Women's Finances

Social Media Tied to Higher Risk of Depression

By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 23, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The latest in a spate of studies investigating links between use of social media and depression suggests the two go hand in hand. “The relationship between social media and mental health has been the subject of a lot of debate,” said Dr. Roy… Continue reading Social Media Tied to Higher Risk of Depression

Mental health: Western Trust sees rise in children treated for depression

Dr Raymond Nethercott, the officer for Ireland at the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, said all children’s wards across Northern Ireland had been seeing more children and young people “requiring place of safety admissions for mental distress, illness and harm”. Source link

Postpartum depression: A deaf mum's story

Having a baby can have a huge and sometimes unexpected effect on a parent’s mental health. But have you ever thought how it is for deaf mothers? Catherine talks about her experiences as a new mother, her diagnosis of postpartum depression, and how she was able to work through such challenging period in her life,… Continue reading Postpartum depression: A deaf mum's story