Tag Archives: Depression

Suicidal Ideation in Pregnant Women Not Always Associated with Depression

It seems that there is considerable variation in the estimated prevalence of suicidal ideation in pregnant and postpartum women across studies. One element that may contribute to this variation is how we assess for this symptom. Many studies use self-report questionnaires, such as the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) which asks how often “the thought… Read More »

Vlog: Will Depression Come Back?

—I often get asked whether I am scared that depression will come back. My two bouts of depression were far and away the toughest times of my life, but no, I don’t worry that it will inevitably return like some horror-film monster. Here are a few thoughts on the question of whether depression will come… Read More »

Medical News Today: Obesity may put young people at risk of anxiety, depression

Researchers have recently examined the link between mental health conditions and obesity in over 12,000 children and teenagers. The results show that obesity raises the risk of anxiety and depression, which is something that physicians and healthcare professionals should be “vigilant about.” Obesity raised anxiety and depression risk by 33% among young boys. According to… Read More »