Postpartum Anxiety for New Mothers

Anxiety is more common after giving birth than postpartum depression, and feeling anxious after delivery can lead to negative outcomes for mother and child for up to six months following birth. ... read more »

Anxiety Disorders

The term anxiety disorder represents a family of mental disorders associated with fear and anxiety. When these feelings linger or are experienced with intensity, quality of life suffers. ... read more »

Celebrity Wife Talks About Pregnancy and Anxiety

Danielle Jonas rose to fame in 2009 when she married Kevin, the oldest of the three Jonas Brothers; she talk about juggling everything while preparing for the arrival of their first child. ... read more »

Paxil (Paroxetine) During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Paroxetine (Paxil) during pregnancy, breastfeeding and trying to conceive (TTC). Is it safe? ... read more »

Xanax During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about Xanax during pregnancy, breastfeeding and trying to conceive (TTC). Is it safe for use? ... read more »

A Bone Hormone May Influence Brain Development and Cognition

Researchers discovered that the skeleton exerts a powerful influence on brain development and cognitive function in unborn mice. Findings in mice studies could eventually lead to new approaches to the prevention and treatment of certain neurological disorders in humans. ... read more »

PTSD Symptoms Increase Risk for Obesity in Women

Women who suffer symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorde (PTSD) are at higher risk for becoming obese, according to a new study published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry. This research was the first to show that the symptoms of PTSD can contribute to obesity. ... read more »

Symptoms of Sleep Disturbances During Pregnancy

Sleep disturbances can turn a dream pregnancy into a nightmare. These disturbances add up to overall poor sleep quality for many women. ... read more »

Labor Fears Linked to Postpartum Depression

An estimated 50 to 80 percent of all women who give birth experience some degree of postpartum depression in the first year after delivery. ... read more »

Cost is Biggest Anxiety for IVF Patients

Of all the things couples could worry about during in-vitro fertilization (IVF) procedures, money tops the list. Research showed finances were a major concern for couples using IVF. ... read more »

Does Anxiety Affect Semen Quality?

The study, completed by researchers at European Hospital in Rome, claims state and trait anxiety affect sperm volume, concentration, count and motility. ... read more »

Postpartum Depression is a Serious Threat for New Moms

A large-scale study recently published in JAMA Psychiatry reports as many as one in seven new mothers face postpartum depression. Baby blues is a common condition many women face soon after birth ... read more »

Pregnancy Can Trigger Resurgence of Symptoms in Bipolar Women

Pregnancy can be a tricky time for women diagnosed with psychiatricdisorders but a new study indicates it's especially tough on womenpreviously diagnosed with bipolar disorder (BD). ... read more »

Eating Seafood During Pregnancy May Reduce Anxiety

Low-mercury fish are a good source of omega fatty acids like DHA, but high-mercury fish should be avoided during pregnancy. According to researchers from Bristol University in the United Kingdom, low-mercury seafood offers more than omega fatty acids. ... read more »

Fibromyalgia

The pain of FM is often described as an aching or throbbing pain deep in the muscles. Sometimes the pain is said to be an intense burning sensation or a stabbing or shooting pain. ... read more »

Assisted Reproduction May Lead to Psychological Trauma

Women who conceive via assisted reproduction are more likely to suffer psychological trauma after early pregnancy loss, according to a study published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. ... read more »

Third Trimester Ultrasound Scan: Maternal Preferences

Based on a study in the journal Health Expectations, women desire a low-cost ultrasound that provides both clinical and non-clinical information, but they have no preference for who completed the ultrasound. ... read more »

Unfamiliar Nutrient Holds Promise for Newborn’s Health

Folic acid, calcium, iron, vitamin B12: it's likely that all of these nutrients ring a bell with pregnant women when it comes to the topic of nutrition, but another nutrient that may not come to mind is just as important and is the focus of exciting new research. ... read more »

75-Percent of Moms-to-be Don't Exercise to Improve Mood

The medical science that documents the value of exercise during pregnancy is vast. Study results indicate regular exercise minimizes the musculoskeletal discomforts that come with advancing pregnancy, improves quality of sleep, minimizes pregnancy weight gain, and even shortens labor. ... read more »

Fear Leads to Longer Labor...Or Does it Just Seem That Way?

Try as they might, no one can ever fully prepare a woman for the experience of labor and childbirth. ... read more »

False-Positive Mammogram Results Trigger Lingering Anxiety

A Swedish study finds the stress and anxiety generated by a false-positive mammogram can linger as long as a year. ... read more »

Anti-Anxiety Meds May “Rebalanced” Autistic Brains

A team of Seattle-based scientists found that the administration of certain anti-anxiety drugs seems to rebalance the autistic brain in ways that make impulse control more& effective. ... read more »

Vaginal Birth Anxiety: Should Women Have the Right to Choose?

When it comes to giving birth, women often feel they must follow the instruction or advice of the obstetrician even if they feel an immense amount of fear about childbirth. This is especially true of women who fear vaginal delivery but have no idea why they feel fear. ... read more »

Postpartum Psychiatric Disorder Risk in Women with Past Pregnancy Loss

According to researchers from the Veteran's Administration at the Puget Sound Health Care System, women with a medical history of pregnancy loss are at increased risk for psychiatric conditions after birth. ... read more »

Primary Care Follow-Ups for Early Pregnancy Pain or Bleeding

Pain and bleeding in early pregnancy can cause mental stress, but are pregnant women receiving proper follow-up care after diagnostic intervention for these symptoms during pregnancy? ... read more »

Transitioning from Pregnancy to Motherhood: The Psychological State

Researchers from Shahroud University of Medical Sciences in Iran recently published a study on the psychological changes that occur between pregnancy and early motherhood. The study was published in the journal Asia-Pacific Psychiatry. ... read more »

Stress and Anxiety in Pregnancies with Fetal Malformations

Researchers in Brazil recently tested several psychological intervention techniques to reduce stress and anxiety in pregnant women with known fetal malformations. Sixty-five women were included in the study. ... read more »

Postpartum Depression vs. Postpartum Anxiety

Postpartum anxiety is not as easy to diagnose because some people often associate it with natural motherly instincts or with just being a first-time mom. It is characterized by feelings of intense worry or unease that something is going to happen. ... read more »

Prozac And Pregnancy

Is prozac safe to take when you're pregnant? Several studies comparing women who did take Prozac with women who didn't take it showed that pregnancy outcome did not differ between the groups. ... read more »

Coping with Breast Cancer and Bipolar Depression

Hearing the words “you have breast cancer” is devastating enough, but when you have bipolar disorder, it is a double whammy. ... read more »

Does a Lack of Omega-3 Make Teens Hyperactive?

The amount of kids with anxiety and hyperactivity issues has been rising steadily for many years, and while many are misdiagnosed as having ADHD, many kids and teens do struggle with this disorder. ... read more »

You Might Have Caused His Separation Anxiety

Last night my husband and I were discussing our different experiences with separation anxiety as children. We assumed it must have been a gender difference, but I looked into it and found that gender actually has nothing to do with it. ... read more »

When Does Obsessing During your Pregnancy Become OCD?

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder that is characterized by obsessive thoughts and repetitive behaviors. ... read more »

Does Adolescent Anxiety Cause Depression?

In middle school, one of my friends started to show signs of an anxiety disorder. Many teens and adolescents never get the help and support they need, and many families don’t recognize just how serious anxiety can become. ... read more »