Tag Archives: Women

Psychiatric Illness More Common in Women Undergoing Oophorectomy

Not infrequently we see women who ask about the possibility of oophorectomy (surgical removal of the ovaries) as a means of managing what appears to be a menstrually related mood disorder.  While this is an option rarely pursued, it appears that women with certain psychiatric conditions are more likely to undergo bilateral oophorectomy for non-malignant… Read More »

Initiative to Screen All Women for Anxiety, Including Pregnant and Postpartum Women

Anxiety disorders affect nearly 1 in 5 adults in the United States, and women are about  twice as likely as men to suffer from an anxiety disorder at some point in their lifetime.  According to a recent meta-analysis published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, one in five pregnant women experience at least one type… Read More »

Know Your Girls: Breast cancer survivor diagnosed at 16 shares her story to help Black women save their own lives

Know Your Girls is committed to educating Black women about breast cancer. As part of their campaign to educate and inform Black women about their cancer risks, they connected TheGrio with Nikia Hammonds-Blakely, a survivor who was diagnosed at 16 years old. “I was in the shower one morning getting ready for school and I felt the… Read More »