Tag Archives: depression

Preventing postpartum depression: Start with women at greatest risk

January 30, 2019 from ObGynNews The last decade has brought appropriate attention to the high prevalence of postpartum mood and anxiety disorders, with postpartum depression (PPD) constituting the most common complication in modern obstetrics. There have been very substantial efforts in more than 40 states in the United States to enhance screening for PPD and… Read More »

Depression is NOT Sadness

The term “depression” is often used incorrectly and doing so undermines its debilitating effects. February 6, 2019 by Al Levin Leave a Comment As someone who has been through a major depressive episode, I can assure you that depression is nothing like sadness.  Sadness is a normal emotion that people feel at times.  Sadness comes and sadness… Read More »

Does Exercise During Pregnancy Prevent Postpartum Depression?

While there is some data to indicate that exercise may improve well-being and diminish symptoms of depression and anxiety, the results have been mixed.  A recent randomized controlled trial has explored the efficacy of exercise during pregnancy for reducing the risk of postpartum depression. The Physical Activity for Mothers Enrolled in Longitudinal Analysis (PAMELA) Study… Read More »