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 »

Lower Physical Strength in Midlife Women Associated with Higher Risk for Depression and Anxiety

Previous studies have shown that women with poor physical health are more likely to suffer from depression during the perimenopause and menopause.  A new study demonstrates that in healthy women, there is also a correlation between physical health and mental well-being. This study focused on upper body and lower body strength in a group of… Read More »