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In Brief: Mindfulness for Menopausal Symptoms

A growing number of studies have shown that mindfulness may be an important tool for managing a spectrum of symptoms, including depression and anxiety during pregnancy.  A new research study presented at the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) 2018 Annual Meeting in October suggests that mindfulness may also help to relieve menopausal symptoms. This cross-sectional… Read More »

In Brief: Women Veterans, Sexual Assault, and Infertility

According to a cross-sectional study (reviewed in Medscape) carried out in women veterans, victims of sexual assault are more likely to be infertile.  Rates of sexual assault in this population were high, with 60% of the infertile women and 45% of the fertile women reporting histories of sexual assault.   Researchers theorize that sexual assault… Read More »

In Brief: More Data on Pregabalin (Lyrica) and Pregnancy

Pregabalin (marketed in the US as Lyrica) is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of epilepsy, fibromyalgia, and neuropathic pain.  It is also used off-label to treat psychiatric disorders, most commonly generalized anxiety disorder. While it is not used as frequently as other anti-epileptic drugs, we do occasionally see women… Read More »