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Bipolar Disorder Linked with Childhood Neglect and Abuse
Adults diagnosed with bipolar disorder are much more likely than the general population to have suffered emotional, physical, or sexual abuse as children.
Diagnosing children with autism could get easier – by introducing the user of iPad games into the process, according to findings published in Scientific Reports.
Depression is widely under treated; findings published in JAMA Internal Medicine estimated that less than one-third of adults with depression receive treatment.
Scott Sigman, MD, discusses recent study results that show more people become dependent on prescription drugs following surgery than previously thought – which is why his involvement in the Choices Matter program is so important.
“Our finding that poor prenatal nutrition was associated with higher IGF2 methylation highlights the critical importance of a healthy diet during pregnancy,” said a doctor who contributed to the report.
“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.

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