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Hormonal Contraception and Mood

Hormonal Contraception & Mood

You may have heard about the recent study, published in the medical journal JAMA Psychiatry (Journal of the American Medical Association), that found a...
Post-Adoption Parental Depression

Post-Adoption Parental Depression

Adoption is quite common. Data reports that one of every 40 kids in the US is adopted. And parents who are going through the...
Postpartum Irritability

Postpartum Irritability

You may have read many articles already on postpartum depression, either this one on Mind Body Pregnancy or others. You may have even been...
Eating disorders during pregnancy

Eating Disorders During Pregnancy

Weight gain and body shape is a huge concern for women in pregnancy, regardless of eating history. One study in the UK found that...
Postpartum mania & bipolar disorder

Postpartum Mania & Bipolar Disorder

There is quite a bit of discussion these days of postpartum depression as the primary mental health condition that can afflict a new mom....
Light Therapy for Depression

Light Therapy for Depression

Perinatal and postpartum depression affects many women, by some studies up to 10-20%. In my clinical practice, I also have many women who struggle...
OCD in Pregnancy

OCD in Pregnancy

As we’ve previously learned, pregnancy and the postpartum period can predispose a woman to developing a new mental health condition or worsening of an...

Acupuncture for Pregnancy Depression

Many of my pregnant patients struggling with depression ask about non-medication treatment options. Understandably, there are many concerns and hesitations about taking medication during...