Tag: Depression

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The Silent Struggle: PCOS and its Link to Mental Health Challenges

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a multifaceted endocrine disorder affecting millions of women worldwide. Beyond its widely recognized physical manifestations, recent studies have shed light on a concerning correlation between PCOS and mental health disorders, particularly depression and suicidal ideation. The findings of a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine underline the gravity […]

The MOMS Program at El Camino Hospital

El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, California is renowned for its innovative programs and services. One such program is the Maternal Outreach Mood Services (MOMS) program, which has been designed to support new mothers who are experiencing emotional distress after giving birth. The MOMS program provides a comprehensive range of services to new mothers, including […]


Postpartum Depression

We’re fortunate to live in a time when mental health issues are being more widely recognized and treated.   Postpartum depression is an area that has seen a lot of attention in the last decade and yet there is still so much more to be done.  The condition is characterized by mood swings, crying spells, anxiety, […]

Looking for a New Treatment for Depression?   Pick up Some Weights!

  Your physician has probably told you many times how great exercise is for your health.  Most doctors also point out it’s huge role in mental health.   Mostly, when we talk about exercise we’re talking about aerobic activities:  running, biking, even Zumba. JAMA Psychiatry just published a large review of over 30 clinical trials which […]

Perinatal Depression

  Though the Postpartum Blues and Postpartum Depression are commonly known mental health issues associated with pregnancy, much less is discussed about depression IN pregnancy.  Depression among pregnant women, called Perinatal Depression, affects over 15% of women. Depression, the most common mood disorder in the general population, is approximately twice as common in women as […]


The 101 on Depression

Depression is common.Depression is treatable.If you think you have depression, make an appointment with your health care provider today. Everyone experiences occasional sadness, but these feelings usually pass within a few days. Depression, interferes with daily life and may last for weeks at a time. Most people, even those with the most severe forms of […]

PMDD- An Exciting New Discovery

PMDD- An Exciting New Discovery By Kristina Dragovic, DO As women, many of us are familiar with the myriad of changes in attitude, appetite, patience etc etc… that accompany menstruation. However, for a small subset of us, approximately 1 in 20, there is something more intense than PMS (Pre-menstrual disorder).  A more severe change characterized […]

It can happen to anyone: Post Partum Depression

It can happen to anyone: Post Partum Depression By Rania Awaad, MD   “How can I be so ungrateful for this beautiful baby?” she asked, her voice filled with despair and trepidation. Before I knew it, she had burst into uncontrollable sobbing. For moments, I sat there uncertain what to say next. Yet, this was […]