Tag Archives: Depression

Can We Predict Bipolar Switching in Women Diagnosed with Unipolar Depression?

For women, the postpartum period appears to be a time of increased risk for conversion to bipolar disorder in women previously diagnosed with major depressive disorder. Sharma and colleagues observed that the rate of diagnostic switching to bipolar II disorder occurred in 6.52% of women during the first six months after childbirth, which is at… Read More »

In Brief:  Postpartum Depression Common in First-Time Fathers

Depressive symptoms were assessed in a group of 622 Canadian first-time fathers during their partner’s third trimester using the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS).  The prevalence of depressive symptoms in fathers was 13.76% at 2 months and 13.6% at 6 months.   This study suggests that postpartum depression may be as common in fathers as it… Read More »

Reaching Great Heights With Anxiety and Depression: How NBA Star Kevin Love Is Normalizing the Conversation Around Men’s Mental Health

Kevin Love has achieved a lot in 31 years. He’s a five-time National Basketball Association (NBA) All-Star. He won an NBA championship with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016. He’s also a basketball world champion and a U.S. Olympic gold medalist. But he has experienced challenges. He lives with depression and anxiety and has suffered from… Read More »

Suicidal Ideation in Pregnant Women Not Always Associated with Depression

It seems that there is considerable variation in the estimated prevalence of suicidal ideation in pregnant and postpartum women across studies. One element that may contribute to this variation is how we assess for this symptom. Many studies use self-report questionnaires, such as the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) which asks how often “the thought… Read More »

The Big Lies of Depression

When clinical depression hits you, it changes everything. It changes how and what you think, what you believe, and how you behave. It only makes sense that when you’re going through a depression, your brain tells you depressing things, including flat-out lies. It’s really good at that. Perhaps the biggest lie mine tells me is… Read More »