The relationship between maternal antidepressant use and fetal health has long been of concern to both the women’s health and pediatrics communities. Research into how antidepressants affect a growing fetus has led to some actionable information on which antidepressants are safest and if and how certain women can stay on antidepressants while … [Read more...]
New Information on the Link Between Maternal Antidepressant Use and Birth Defects
Can Antidepressants Prevent Severe COVID-19?
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, physicians and researchers have investigated the factors that predict how well people manage COVID-19 once infected and have looked to the potential effects of existing drugs on COVID-19 severity. A new study published in Molecular Psychiatry highlights the possibility that psychiatric medication may be beneficial … [Read more...]
Can Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Improve Sleep?
Healthy sleep habits are known to be critical for both physical and mental health. Those who suffer from depression and anxiety often have sleep disturbance as a comorbidity. In late-life depression and anxiety, for instance, sleep disturbances are often observed. Nonetheless, physicians find treatment strategies in this group of patients often … [Read more...]
Can Telehealth Help to Reduce Suicidal Ideation?
Suicide is sadly a leading cause of death in the U.S., and suicidal ideation is recognized as a risk factor that increases the risk of suicide. With the COVID-19 pandemic, the use of telehealth skyrocketed, and we are now beginning to learn more about the impact of telehealth services. A study recently published in JMIR Formative Research has … [Read more...]
Is There an Association Between Flu and Parkinson’s Disease?
Since the COVID-19 pandemic, interest in the effects of viruses on our health has surged, and new investigations between the association of various viruses and other health ailments have begun. Unlike COVID-19, influenza has been studied for decades. Unfortunately, it is not clear what risks flu infection and flu vaccination may pose for subsequent … [Read more...]