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HIV Patients Don't Have to Be Depressed
Patients who are depressed and who have human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) could benefit from evidence-based treatment for depression and adherence counseling, according to recent research.
Depression is widely under treated; findings published in JAMA Internal Medicine estimated that less than one-third of adults with depression receive treatment.
“It has become increasingly clear that minorities are overrepresented in the criminal justice system and underrepresented in the receipt of mental health care,” researcher Lyndonna Marrast explained. “We need to look closely at how equitably our health care institutions are serving all segments of society.”
Mayor Bill de Blasio's Project Thrive has worked to bring attention to mental health care in New York City. Part of this effort has focused on women's mental health thanks in part to the work of his wife Chirlane McCray.
While the woman may be the one carrying the baby that does not mean their partner is unaffected by or unaware of potential psychological challenges they encounter. They can also play a key role in getting their partners the help they need.
For women who develop depression and anxiety issues during pregnancy and after childbirth they could be susceptible to having more issues later in life. However, with the right care they can be successfully treated and enjoy all the good things that come with being a parent.
For new mothers postpartum depression is a becoming a more common diagnosis. Recent research has shown that depression and anxiety can be a real concern before, during, and after pregnancy.
As smartphones become more prevalent throughout society, work is being done to see how they can help with patient health in ways that previously were not possible.
An analysis of data in the Nurses' Health Study found that women who exercised regularly were just as likely as peers who did not to get multiple sclerosis. Exercise is still helpful in managing symptoms.

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