Tag Archives: depression

CBT-Based Group Intervention Improves Perinatal Depression and Maternal Sensitivity

Previous research has shown that higher levels of depressive symptoms during pregnancy may be associated with lower levels of maternal-fetal attachment (MFA).  Other studies have indicated that poor MFA is a significant predictor of worse outcomes in terms of mother-infant interactions and infant attachment security.  A new study looks at an intervention designed to treat… Read More »

Low Levels of Vitamins B12 and D Linked to Depression

Up to 2.5% of children and 8.3% of adolescents suffer from depression, a condition that’s associated with significant complications later in life, including an increased risk of suicide, substance abuse, physical diseases and problems with work, academic and psychosocial functioning.1 It’s believed that both genetic and environmental factors play a role in why some children… Read More »

Improved Screening for Perinatal Depression and Anxiety, But What Now?

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) now recommends screening for perinatal depression and anxiety, stating that “clinicians screen patients at least once during the perinatal period for depression and anxiety symptoms using a standard, validated tool.”   Approximately 40 states have instituted guidelines and recommendations regarding screening for perinatal depression; however, we are… Read More »

5 Minute Postpartum Depression Quiz

This quick and easy postpartum depression quiz makes use of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EDPS) that was made to help health workers find out if mothers have postnatal depression. The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale is a self reported list of 10 questions designed to establish if women have postnatal depression. Items on the scale… Read More »

Can you join the army with depression

Below you will find details from the Army’s “Standards of Medical Fitness. Remember that most of these conditions are NOT necessarily permanently disqualifying, but they are red flags! If you have had a medical complication at any time in your life that is mentioned here, then you need to tell your recruiter. They will tell… Read More »