Tag Archives: Depression

A Meta-Analysis of Gestational Diabetes and Risk for Perinatal Depression

According to recent findings published in Diabetic Medicine, women who develop gestational diabetes may be more likely to experience depression during pregnancy and after delivery, compared to women without gestational diabetes. Over the years, we have reviewed several studies looking at the association between GDM and risk for depression.    In a systematic review and meta-analysis,… 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 »

Poor Sleep Quality During Pregnancy Increases Risk for Perinatal Depression

All women are at risk for depression during pregnancy and the postpartum period, and there is growing evidence to suggest that poor sleep during pregnancy and the postpartum period may be a risk factor for the development of perinatal depression. Undoubtedly the interplay between sleep and depressive symptoms is quite complex. Does sleep disruption cause… 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 »