Dr Payne is professor of Psychiatry and Vice Chair of Research in the Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.
Disparities and Opportunities in Mental Health Care for Women
"There is an urgency for competent, thoughtful mental health care for women—not only because the differences have been ignored in the past, but because women’s mental health so often affects health and mental health outcomes for their children."
The Unimaginable: Pregnancy and Infant Loss in Psychiatric Practice
Loss and suffering can be hard for both patient and provider. Here’s what we know, what we need to learn, and how to protect yourself as a clinician.
Speaking Out on Schizoaffective Disorder
Mental illnesses are too often shrouded in secrecy and shame. What would happen if we spoke out about the cases we knew best—the ones in our own families?
The Search for Postpartum Depression Biomarkers
Could the emerging field of epigenetics hold the key to catching postpartum depression before it happens?
Why It Is Important to Treat Postpartum Depression
Dr Payne previews her talk at the upcoming Annual Psychiatric Times® World CME Conference™, reminding us why it is important to take care of mothers postpartum.
Top 12 Mistakes in Perinatal Psychiatry
Although they may have been the result of good intentions, these mistakes could adversely impact mother and baby.
Common Errors Psychiatrists Make When Managing Mood Disorders in Pregnant Patients
This article describes common misconceptions about treatment of psychiatric illness during pregnancy and advocates for a logical and thoughtful approach to designing a treatment plan.
Antidepressants in Pregnancy: Balancing Needs and Risks in Clinical Practice
This article summarizes the risks of untreated psychiatric illness during pregnancy as well as the risks and benefits of antidepressant use.
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