Tag Archives: Reads

Essential Reads: SBIRT for Women with Alcohol and Drug Use During Pregnancy

Critical to the wellbeing of pregnant women and their infants is universal screening for drug and alcohol use. This is an essential first step in identifying women with harmful substance use and connecting them with appropriate services.  Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment or SBIRT has been shown to be a quick and effective… Read More »

Essential Reads: Measuring the Impact of Antenatal Depression on the Fetal Brain Using Neuroimaging

Previous studies have observed that the children of depressed mothers are more likely to have delays in cognitive development, worse school performance, higher rates of behavioral problems, and deficits in social-emotional regulation.  Children of depressed mothers are also more likely to experience adolescent depression.   Most studies have understood these vulnerabilities to neurodevelopmental problems and psychiatric… Read More »

5 Beach Reads for the Summer

Get ready to stock up on your summer vacation reads!  Even though, sadly, it’s pouring rain in Boise as I write this, I know the sun will shine soon and I’ll be ready to stretch out on a lounge chair in my backyard and kill whole weekends buried in books and a sunhat.   Dear… Read More »

Essential Reads: Lithium and Breastfeeding

Lithium is an important treatment option for women with bipolar disorder.  Because women with bipolar disorder are at high risk for relapse during the postpartum period, we typically recommend that women continue treatment with lithium throughout the postpartum period.  While this intervention clearly decreases risk for postpartum psychiatric illness, the use of lithium while breastfeeding… Read More »