Depression and Women

22 March 2017

A lecture about Depression and Women was delivered by Dr Hania Jarkas ,Neurologist. It explains that depression is the most common psychiatric disorder worldwide. It is underdiagnosed and undertreated. Women suffer from depression twice more than men do. Depression has severe bad impact on the patient quality of life and mortality.

Women suffer from special types of depression such as : depression before menses, depression during pregnancy, postpartum depression, and depression related to menopause. Maternal depression has multiple harmful impacts on her pregnancy, and on the offspring from neonatal period till adolescence. Physicians from different specialities should screen for depression. Treatment occurs through pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy.

The Lecture took place on Wednesday 22 March 2017 at Ali Rashed Hall , Main building ,Beirut campus




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