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IPT NEWS!

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance honored Holly Swartz, MD, with Gerald L. Klerman Senior Investigator Award

The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), the nation’s largest patient-run
organization focusing on depression and bipolar disorder, presented its 2018 Gerald L. Klerman Awards on May 20, 2019, in San Francisco. Holly Swartz, M.D. was honored with the 2018 Gerald L. Klerman Senior Investigator Award for her career-long contributions to mental health research. DBSA’s Klerman Award is the highest honor DBSA extends to members of the scientific community. It recognizes researchers whose work contributes to understanding the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of depression and bipolar disorder.

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Interventions to Prevent Perinatal Depression: US Preventive Services Task Force  Recommendation Statement

Perinatal depression, which is the occurrence of a depressive disorder during pregnancy or following childbirth, affects as many as 1 in 7 women and is one of the most common complications of pregnancy and the postpartum period. It is well established that perinatal depression can result in adverse short- and long-term effects on both the woman and child. To issue a new US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation on interventions to prevent perinatal depression.  US Preventive Services Task Force found convincing evidence that counseling interventions, such as cognitive behavioral therapy and interpersonal therapy, are effective in preventing perinatal depression.

See the US Preventive Services Task Force  Recommendation Statement

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