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Antidepressants May Increase How Long Mothers Breastfeed

Mothers who take prescription medications often worry if they can breastfeed their baby. Stopping antidepressant use may not be necessary and may even help breastfeeding.

Understanding the New Daddy Blues

Becoming a parent brings a host of changes that not every person is prepared for. Depression after a new child's arrival can occur for both mothers and fathers.

Balancing Antidepressants' Risks during Pregnancy

Taking antidepressants during pregnancy has always involved a balancing of possible benefits and risks. But so does skipping the medication when a mom has depression.

Few Spine Surgeons Used Psych Screening Before Surgery

Mental health issues may play a role in disabling back pain that can require surgery, and experts recommend mental health screening before spinal surgery. But it seems some surgeons may have missed this recommendation.

Depression Can Hit the Heart

Depression is a mental condition. However, the dangers of this condition can spread beyond mental health, and may even involve the heart.

Premature Births Linked to Antidepressant Use in Moms

There are more premature babies born these days than there were 20 years ago, and there are more pregnant women taking antidepressants. Researchers recently looked to see if there was a link between the two.

Depression and Diabetes Don't Play Nice with Kidneys

Depression is common among diabetes patients and has been linked to negative health outcomes such as heart disease and death. And there may be more.

Dental and Mental Health Linked

Could tooth loss present more than just an oral health problem? New research suggests dental hygiene could have a broader impact on well-being.

Risk Factors for Depression after IBD Diagnosis

Depression is more common in people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) than in the general population, but some people with IBD have an even higher risk for depression.

Pfizer Issues Antidepressant Rx Recall

Taking prescribed medication can become a habit that we execute without much thought. But concerns about a medication mix-up may lead some to double-check their labels this week.