Navigation Links
How well is depression in women being diagnosed and treated?
Date:8/20/2012

New Rochelle, NY, August 20, 2012Major depression affects as many as 16% of reproductive-aged women in the U.S. Yet pregnant women have a higher rate of undiagnosed depression than nonpregnant women, according to a study published in Journal of Women's Health, a peer-reviewed publication from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article is available free on the Journal of Women's Health website at http://www.liebertpub.com/jwh.

Jean Ko, PhD and coauthors from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, GA, found that more than 1 in 10 women ages 18-44 years had a major depressive event during the previous yearrepresenting about 1.2 million U.S. womenbut more than half of those women did not receive a diagnosis of depression and nearly half did not receive any mental health treatment. The article "Depression and Treatment among U.S. Pregnant and Nonpregnant Women of Reproductive Age, 2005-2009," further reports that disparities in receiving a diagnosis and treatment were associated with younger age, belonging to a racial/ethnic minority, and insurance status.

The accompanying Editorial entitled "Depression: Is Pregnancy Protective?" by Jennifer Payne, MD, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, explores the ongoing challenges in the adequate diagnosis and treatment of major depression, the additional factors that come into play during pregnancy, and the implications of the Ko et al. study results.

"As health care providers, we simply must do a better job at diagnosing depression and referring women for mental health treatment. Reproductive health care visits provide an opportune time to address this ," says Susan G. Kornstein, MD, Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Women's Health, Executive Director of the Virginia Commonwealth University Institute for Women's Health, Richmond, VA, and President of the Academy of Women's Health.


'/>"/>
Contact: Vicki Cohn
vcohn@liebertpub.com
914-740-2100
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News
Source:Eurekalert  

Related medicine news :

1. Tripping the switches on brain growth to treat depression
2. Studies seek better understanding and treatment of depression
3. Yale team discovers how stress and depression can shrink the brain
4. Depression linked with increased risk of peripheral artery disease
5. Yoga proves to reduce depression in pregnant women, boost maternal bonding
6. Grateful Teens May Have Less Risk for Depression, Other Problems
7. Depression Could Shorten Cancer Survival, Study Suggests
8. Even Mild Depression, Anxiety Hurts the Heart: Study
9. Depression Rates Rise for Girls During Teen Years
10. New research confirms efficacy of transcranial magnetic stimulation for depression
11. Stroke caregivers are at risk for depression
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
How well is depression in women being diagnosed and treated?
(Date:6/27/2017)... ... June 27, 2017 , ... Salucro, ... of the health care industry’s hospitals and provider groups, has announced that it ... select customers. Parasail Health is a San Francisco health-finance startup that has launched ...
(Date:6/27/2017)... ... June 27, 2017 , ... A January 18th article on medGadget ... $6.81 billion by the year 2024 according to a new report. The article also ... made from titanium. Los Angeles area clinic Beverly Hills Periodontics & Dental Implant Center ...
(Date:6/27/2017)... Portland, Ore. (PRWEB) , ... June 27, 2017 ... ... Provider (CSP), today announced the expansion of Atmosera Managed Azure Services . ... now includes enhancements in support of the company’s growing customer base. Atmosera’s next ...
(Date:6/27/2017)... ... ... Today, June 27th is PTSD Awareness Day. Over half a million U.S. ... care due to lack of effective treatments, fear of stigma or insufficient government resources. ... veterans are at an increased risk for self-destructive behavior, including alcohol/drug abuse, depression, anxiety ...
(Date:6/26/2017)... ... ... Torrance dentist, Dr. Robert Mondavi DDS , is now offering comprehensive ... a person’s appearance. A healthy, radiant smile can make a person look more attractive, ... have the smile of their dreams with cosmetic dentistry. , “The field of dentistry ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/14/2017)... 2017  ivWatch LLC, a medical device company focused ... therapy, is pleased to announce it was the Bronze ... Supplies and Equipment at the 2017 Medical Design Excellence ... industry. The award was presented by Medical Device and ... in New York during MD&M ...
(Date:6/14/2017)... 2017  In 2016, Embodied Labs took ... competition and came away with $25,000 in seed-fund investment. ... Forbes as "entering the life of another" and by ... "empathy to medical professionals in an entirely new dimension." ... a finalist for the Department of Education,s EdSimChallenge, where ...
(Date:6/12/2017)... -- Kineta, Inc., a biotechnology company focused on the development ... of R&D and Head of Virology Kristin Bedard has been ... Northwest and Beyond meeting sponsored by Life Science Washington. ... 8:30-10:30 AM PDT at the Agora Conference Center in ... will be joined by other leaders in infectious disease research ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: