Tag Archives: Women

What Factors Promote Recovery in Postpartum Women with Opioid Use Disorder?

While many women with substance use disorders can achieve abstinence during pregnancy, the postpartum period is a time of increased vulnerability to relapse.  The first year postpartum is a particularly vulnerable time for women with opioid use disorder (OUD).  Relapse is common, and studies have noted increased rates of both fatal and non-fatal overdoses during… Read More »

Essential Reads: Neurosteroids, Allopregnanolone and Vulnerability to Depression in Women

Women are twice as likely as men to suffer from a depressive disorder.  In addition, they are vulnerable to mood disorders associated with reproductive functioning, specifically premenstrual dysphoric disorder, perinatal depression, and perimenopausal depression. There is strong evidence to indicate that biological factors (genetic vulnerability, hormonal changes) and psychosocial factors (life stress) interact with one… Read More »

PrEP for women in Europe webinar

On Tuesday 22 June at 2pm (UK time), PrEP in Europe is holding the first part of its webinar on PrEP for women in Europe. The second part will be on Tuesday 13 July. The webinar will include presentations by: Dr Sylvain Chawki, infectious disease physician and researcher in Paris. Sylvain will centre his talk… Read More »

Oprah talks mental health on ‘Black Women OWN the Conversation’ on anniversary of George Floyd’s death

Entertainment Health Loading the player… As we’re commemorating the first anniversary of the sad and untimely death of George Floyd, the impact on our psyches has not been completely determined. The tragic murder of yet another Black man at the hands of police being broadcast repeatedly has taken its toll on the Black community, whether we are… Read More »