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Californians increasingly concerned about access to mental healthcare and rising cost of care

Mental healthcare access remains a top priority for nine in 10 Californians, while the rising cost of physical and mental healthcare is causing increasing numbers of Californians to struggle to pay for prescription drugs, medical bills, and healthcare premiums, finds a new poll from the California Health Care Foundation. The poll, Health Care Priorities and… Read More »

Weekly Roundup for FEBRUARY 7, 2020: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

Perinatal depressive symptoms often start in the prenatal rather than postpartum period: results from a longitudinal study. Wilcox M, McGee BA, Ionescu DF, Leonte M, LaCross L, Reps J, Wildenhaus K.  Arch Womens Ment Health. 2020 Feb 4.  Nearly 10% of women entered the pregnancy with depressive symptoms’ the prevalence increased to 16% in the… Read More »

Weekly Roundup for JANUARY 24, 2020: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

[unable to retrieve full-text content] One of the most common symptoms we observe during pregnancy is insomnia.  While we have a large body of data to support the use of many antidepressants, there is considerably less information available on benzodiazepines and sedative-hypnotics.  There is evidence to support the use of cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I)… Read More »

Focus on Menopause and Mental Health in the News

In our clinic, we often see women with symptoms of depression and anxiety which emerge in the context of the menopausal transition; many of these women have suffered for years with severe symptoms before seeking treatment.  Delays in treatment often stem from misconceptions regarding menopause.   Women are unfortunately accustomed to suffering and, just like the… Read More »