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Suicide Rate Among Female Nurses Is Double The General Female Population Rate

Between 2017 and 2018, the suicide rate among female nurses in the U.S. was almost double that of the general …

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The Current State Of Women’s Mental Health

During this discussion, our panelists engage in a dialog reflecting on the research which underscores how women may be disproportionately …

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About 5% Of New Mothers Likely Experience High Levels Of Depression Up To Three Years Postpartum

About 5% of new mothers likely experience high levels of depression up to three years postpartum. Based on a study …

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K, So Where Does That Leave Us?

So, the Presidential debate September 29th, 2020 was full of surprises—no need to say more. But we learned a new term—the “K-shaped …

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Brigham & Women’s To Pilot New Program With Mental Health Startup To Use AI To Track Providers’ Stress

Brigham and Women’s Hospital has tapped mental health startup Rose to help support clinicians’ mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. During …

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Screening & Treatment Of Maternal Mood & Anxiety Disorders: Tools & Steps To Enhance Treatment Engagement

Up to 20% of women will experience mood disorder symptoms during pregnancy or the postpartum period.1 Weighing the risks and …

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Understanding Longitudinal Post-Traumatic Stress After Pregnancy Loss

Early unplanned pregnancy loss is common. Between 10% and 20% of pregnancies end in miscarriage—that is, the loss of a …

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Neuroendocrinology

Data comparing hormone levels and the development of schizophrenia suggest there may be both neuroprotective and risk factors associated with …

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“I’m Here…”: Peer To Family: How To Help

A mother and daughter talk. It may be a mother’s prerogative to worry about her child, but sometimes that worry …

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Maternal Mood & Anxiety Disorders

This podcast features Dr. Lisa Weinstock, a reproductive and perinatal psychiatrist, discussing mood and anxiety disorders during pregnancy and in …

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Victimization, Discrimination & Suicide Risk In LGBTQ College Students

LGBTQ college students may be especially vulnerable to suicide. It is the second leading cause of death among college students, …

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The Implications Of COVID-19 For Mental Health & Substance Use

The following is a summary of Panchal N., et al. The Implications of COVID-19 for Mental Health and Substance Use. …

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U.N. Warns Of Global Mental Health Crisis Due To COVID-19 Pandemic

On May 13, 2020, the United Nations (UN) issued a warning that the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic could create …

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Hormones & Depression: What We Know & What Is On The Horizon

It is an exciting time for the field of psychiatry and general neuroscience. In the past few decades, there has …

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Stigma In Borderline Personality Disorder & Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Compared With Bipolar Disorder

Internalized stigma is a significant problem for many with mental illness. It wears at self-esteem, tears at self-confidence. It is …

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Reentry Interventions Are More Successful When They Address Dynamic Risk Factors

Community reentry following incarceration is more likely to be successful if the reentry interventions address dynamic factors that affect the …

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Oregon Launches Family Connects Program To Improve Infant & Maternal Health

On February 13, 2020, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) launched Family Connects to offer universal home visiting services to all …

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Telepsychiatry-Enabled Perinatal Integrated Care Improves Consumer Access & Engagement With Behavioral Health

The first-known telepsychiatry-enabled model of perinatal integrated care resulted in a 100% perinatal/postpartum depression screening rate, and a higher than …

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Sleep In Behavioral Health

In this podcast, Sana Johnson-Quijada, MD, highlights the importance of sleep in overall behavioral health and discusses goals for better …

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Stressful Life Experiences Among Middle-Aged Women Linked To Greater Cognitive Decline

Stressful life experiences are linked to greater memory decline later in life among middle-aged women, but not men. For women, …

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The Interplay Between The Gut Microbiome, Inflammation, Reproductive Hormones, & Mood Disorders

The role of immunity has evolved alongside human development.1 Society has shifted from a transient, hunter-gatherer lifestyle to stagnant, modern-day …

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Los Angeles Supervisors Fund Two-Year Lynwood Jail Pilot Program To Prepare Women For Outside Careers

On June 25, 2019, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a $2 million motion to pilot a jail-based …

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MDD Lifetime Occurrence For Women: Retrospective Analysis Indicates Adverse Adolescent Experiences Involving Emotional Neglect A Risk Factor

Background & Purpose

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) indicates that adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), also referred to …

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The Face Of The Criminal Justice System Is Increasingly Female

There are currently 6.5 million people involved in the correctional system—2.1 million who are incarcerated. This population is increasingly female. …

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Webinar Summary – Gender Differences In Depression

This summary was developed utilizing the full recorded presentation of this webinar. You can access the full sourcing, polling results, …

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Illinois Implements Two Laws To Require Gender-Specific Programming For Female Prisoners

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner passed two laws that require gender-specific programming for female prisoners and that mandate trainings for officers …

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The Use Of Psychopharmacology In Treatment For Depression In Pregnant & Nursing Women

In this interview, Jennifer Payne, MD, discusses common misconceptions surrounding the use of psychotropic medications to treat major depression or …

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New Hampshire To Launch Integrated Medication-Assisted Treatment Services for Pregnant & Post-Partum Women

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services (BDAS) is preparing to …

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Suicide Risk Screening In Health Care Settings: Identifying Males & Females At Risk

Key Messages

More males than females die from suicide, but females are more likely to consider or think about suicide.
The Joint …

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Opioid-Related Hospitalizations Among Women Up 75% From 2005 To 2014, Men’s Hospitalizations Rise 55%

Between 2005 and 2014, opioid-related hospitalizations increased by 75% among women and by 55% among men. The rate of such …

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Federal Court Strikes Down Wisconsin Law That Allowed For Detention Of Pregnant Women For Alleged Substance Use

On April 28, 2017, a federal court ruled that a Wisconsin law intended to protect unborn children from harm from alcohol …

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Massachusetts To Add Substance Abuse Options For Pregnant Women

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health will provide $1.75 million to fund new options for pregnant and post-partum women who …

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Mental Health Screening Tools

This webpage, developed by Mental Health America (MHA), includes Mental Health Screening Tools for individuals to answer to determine if …

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Women Discharged From Psychiatric Hospitalization At Higher Risk Of Self-Harm Post-Discharge

Women discharged from a psychiatric hospitalization are at 28% higher risk of self-harm during the first 90-days post-discharge than men. …

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Amy Winehouse Charity Sets Up Home For Female Recovering Addicts

The Amy Winehouse Foundation has partnered with a housing provider to open a home for women recovering from alcohol and …

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Men & women with behavioral disorders & mental illness in prison are exposed to situations that exacerbate their disorders.

Inmates with mental illness are much more likely to engage in and be injured in prison fights. This population may …

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Chemotherapy Cooling Cap To Reduce Hair Loss For Breast Cancer Patients Gets FDA Nod

The FDA has cleared technology designed specifically to protect the hair follicles of female breast cancer patients as they undergo …

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Pennsylvania Medicaid To Expand Health Home Pilot Program For Pregnant Women With Substance Abuse Disorders

During the first half of calendar year 2016, the Pennsylvania Medicaid program is planning launch a new program designed to …

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Summary Of Urban Versus Rural Residence & The Prevalence Of Depression & Mood Disorder Among African-American Women & Non-Hispanic White Women

Introduction
Major depressive disorder (MDD) is thought to be one of the most debilitating mental illnesses in the United States.[i] While …

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Worldwide, Women Are Disproportionately Affected By Dementia Than Men

Worldwide, women are more likely to be affected by dementia than men. Women represent the majority of people living with …

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Of Mothers Enrolled In Early Childhood Home Visiting Programs, One-Third Had Symptoms Of Behavioral Disorders

About one-third of mothers of infants and pregnant women enrolled in early childhood home visiting programs in 12 states had …

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13 States Have Mental Health Policies Specific To Postpartum Depression

Thirteen states have enacted one or more, state-level peripartum mental health policies, addressing mental health issues occurring during the last …

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