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Weekly Roundup for MARCH 29, 2019: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

Most women with depression experience considerable difficulty in making decisions about whether or not to use antidepressant medications during pregnancy. These decisions are very complex, and women must consider their own illness history and personal preferences in the context of available data regarding the reproductive safety of antidepressants.   Simone Vigod and colleagues present preliminary data… Read More »

Weekly Roundup for MARCH 22, 2019: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

The excitement over the FDA approval of brexanolone (to be marketed as Zulresso) is a good place to start this week’s roundup.  Brexanolone is a derivative of the neurosteroid allopregnanolone, and, while Zulpresso was approved specifically for the treatment of postpartum depression, there is considerable research to indicate that the modulation of neurosteroid systems may… Read More »

Can Gut Bacteria Affect Mental Health?

The relationship between gut microbial metabolism and mental health has been much debated. But now, a new study published in the scientific journal Nature Microbiology hints at a connection between specific gut bacteria, depression and poor quality of life, reports the VIB-KU Leuven Center for Microbiology, a life sciences research institute based in Flanders, Belgium.… Read More »