Tag Archives: Mental

Ken Libertoff: Vermont needs a mental health czar – vtdigger.org

Editor’s note: This commentary is by Ken Libertoff, Ph.D., who was director of the Vermont Association for Mental Health in Montpelier for 30 years. Since retiring in 2010, he has served as a consultant on mental health and general health care policy issues. With the announcement that the proposed construction of a new inpatient psychiatric… Read More »

If We Are So Concerned About Maternal Mental Health, Why Don’t We Have More Mother-Baby Mental Health Programs? 

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) now recommends screening for perinatal depression, stating that “clinicians screen patients at least once during the perinatal period for depression and anxiety symptoms using a standard, validated tool.” Having the backing of ACOG is certainly a big step in the right direction, but as we move toward… Read More »

Weekly Roundup for DECEMBER 20, 2019: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

Postpartum Depression: Pathophysiology, Treatment, and Emerging Therapeutics. Stewart DE, Vigod SN.  Annu Rev Med. 2019 Jan 27;70:183-196. Childbirth and prevention of bipolar disorder: an opportunity for change. Sharma V, Bergink V, Berk M, Chandra PS, Munk-Olsen T, Viguera AC, Yatham LN.  Lancet Psychiatry. 2019 Sep;6(9):786-792.  The authors describe the clinical characteristics of women at risk… Read More »

Weekly Roundup for OCTOBER 25, 2019: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

The role of prenatal, obstetric, and post-partum factors in the parenting stress of mothers and fathers of 9-month old infants. Matvienko-Sikar K, Murphy G, Murphy M.  J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol. 2018 Mar;39(1):47-55. Mothers reported higher levels of parenting stress than fathers (p?<?0.001). Maternal parenting stress was predicted by attachment, own health status, average sleep, occupation,… Read More »

Online Course on Women’s Mental Health Starts Next Week: November 4, 2019

This fall, we are offering an online course on women’s mental health. This online course will focus on the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders in women across the reproductive lifespan. Specialized knowledge is necessary to tailor treatments to reproductive events such as pregnancy and pregnancy planning, the postpartum, breastfeeding, the menopausal transition, and menstrual… Read More »