Tag Archives: women

Does Stress Increase Vulnerability to Postpartum Psychosis in High-Risk Women?

Risk for postpartum psychosis is particularly high in women with a history of bipolar disorder or schizoaffective disorder and in those who have suffered a previous episode of postpartum psychosis. While the risk is very high, many women do not develop postpartum psychosis.  In these women at high risk for postpartum psychosis, which factors increase… Read More »

Essential Reads: Neurosteroids, Allopregnanolone and Vulnerability to Depression in Women

Essential Reads: Neurosteroids, Allopregnanolone and Vulnerability to Depression in Women Women are twice as likely as men to suffer from a depressive disorder.  In addition, they are vulnerable to mood disorders associated with reproductive functioning, specifically premenstrual dysphoric disorder, perinatal depression, and perimenopausal depression. There is strong evidence to indicate that biological factors (genetic vulnerability,… Read More »

AHA News: Women With Heart Failure From Breast Cancer Treatment May Fare Better Than Previously Thought

WEDNESDAY, June 30, 2021 (American Heart Association News) — Women who develop heart failure following certain breast cancer treatments are generally healthier and have a better prognosis than those with heart failure from other causes, a new study finds. Two widely used treatments for breast cancer are known to harm the heart. A class of… Read More »

Life as a recovery coach: ‘Drunk women are portrayed very differently to men – women are shamed more’

“I started drinking when I was 12 or 13 in response to a lot of drama going on in my house. There was a lot going on with mental health and there was a big tragedy that happened too. lcohol helped enormously but once I started drinking, I couldn’t stop. I liked it so much… Read More »