Tag Archives: anxiety

Fear and anxiety share same bases in brain

Anxiety, the most common family of mental illnesses in the U.S., has been pushed to epic new heights by the COVID-19 pandemic, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimating that nearly 1 in 3 U.S. adults and a staggering 41% of people ages 18-29 experienced clinically significant anxiety symptoms in late August. Now,… Read More »

Improved Screening for Perinatal Depression and Anxiety, But What Now?

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) now recommends screening for perinatal depression and anxiety, stating that “clinicians screen patients at least once during the perinatal period for depression and anxiety symptoms using a standard, validated tool.”   Approximately 40 states have instituted guidelines and recommendations regarding screening for perinatal depression; however, we are… Read More »

Increased Prevalence of Depression, Anxiety in Pregnant Women During the COVID Pandemic

In the Boston area, the number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 is steadily decreasing.  This is obviously happy news and a long-awaited reason to celebrate; however, we continue to be concerned about the mental health of our patients, especially those who are pregnant.  Even in the best of times, women who are pregnant or have… Read More »