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Estrogen exposure duration tied to depressive symptoms during menopausal transition

July 26, 2017

The risk for depression in women during the menopausal transition and up to 10 years after decreased with longer duration of estrogen exposure as well as longer duration of oral contraceptive use, according to findings published in Menopause.

Wendy K. Marsh, MD, MSc, associate professor in the department of psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, and colleagues evaluated data from the Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN) study on 1,306 regularly menstruating premenopausal women to examined patterns of estrogen exposure during the reproductive years and risk for depression during the menopausal transition and early postmenopausal years.

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Medicaid discontinuity leads to higher costs, hospital use in depression

July 26, 2017
Adults with major depression who experienced Medicaid discontinuity had significantly greater use of ED and inpatient services than those with continuous coverage. …
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Experts revise PANS/PANDAS treatment guidelines

July 25, 2017
A panel of clinicians and researchers recently published revised treatment recommendations for management of Pediatric Acute Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome and…
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Bidirectional relationship observed between hot flashes, depressive symptoms in menopausal women

July 25, 2017
Researchers observed a bidirectional relationship between vasomotor symptoms, or VMS, and depressive symptoms in menopausal women, but VMS are not related to the first…
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Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Use in the Treatment of Neuropsychiatric Disorders: A Brief Review

Psychiatric Annals, November 2016, Volume 46 Issue 11
Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a noninvasive brain stimulation technique that has grown in…
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Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services September 2016 CNE Activity

This activity is co-provided by Villanova University College of Nursing and SLACK Incorporated.

Topics include managing workplace violence, complex working conditions in forensic psychiatric settings, and…
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