Women’s Mental Health – Depression & Pregnancy | Trauma & PTSD

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Learn about the advancements made in understanding and improving outcomes for PTSD, depression, and suicidal thoughts and behaviors in women.

The National Institute for Mental Health spotlights advances in PTSD & Trauma and how it changes over a women’s lifetime. A recent study also examines maternal health and how depression changes over the course of pregnancy.

Addressing the Risk for Persistent Effects of Trauma in the Mental Health of Women Across the Lifecourse

Date and time: June 14, 12:30–2:00 p.m. ET

Trauma-related psychiatric disorders such as PTSD and depression affect more than twice as many women as men. Women are also more likely to experience a chronic illness that persists for more than a year. Despite the evidence of sex differences in the epidemiology of trauma-related disorders, little research has outlined clear risk pathways in women.

This webinar spotlights recent scientific advances in translational, social, behavioral, and intervention research to better understand the sex and gender influences underlying the neurobiology of and advancing improved mental healthoutcomes for PTSD, depression, and suicidal thoughts and behaviors in women.

Register for the Webinar

Research Highlight: Population Study Finds Depression Is Different Before, During, and After Pregnancy

New research funded by the National Institute of Mental Healthtracked population-level rates of postpartum depression among new mothers before, during, and after pregnancy. This study’s findings support the idea that pregnancy and postpartum are risk periods for maternal mental health.

Read the Study Findings


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