Women mental health is a major public health challenge. Over the past three decades, there has been growing interest in the understanding of the strong influence of sex hormones on women’s mental and physical health. In particular, the literature clearly documents that fluctuating levels of reproductive hormones can manifest as premenstrual, perinatal, and perimenopausal psychiatric disorders in women who are vulnerable to these fluctuations. Perinatal depression is a global epidemic with adverse life-long consequences for the mother, the partner and the offspring. For many women perinatal period is a challenging time, with an increased rate of mental illness, aggravated by widespread stigma. Therefore, suicide is a major cause of maternal deaths. Despite the high prevalence of perinatal depression most cases remain undetected leading to an increased burden of the disease. The need and the modality to perform screening programs in order to prevent and reduce the negative impact of perinatal depression are still a matter of controversy. International guidelines highlight the failure of the screening plans when they are not linked to treatment options. SOS MAMMA counselling service is a program that was born in 2012 at Fondazione Policlinico Tor Vergata, providing support for women with perinatal depression. This service supplies a free multidisciplinary counselling, performed by at least a psychiatrist, psychologist, maternal/child health nurses, obstetrician and gynaecologist. After the first referral, the health professionals offer an integrated therapeutic program individualized for each woman, with psychological sessions, pharmacological options, light therapy, and trauma focused therapy depending on the case. Finally, the author on behalf of an Inter-University Roman Group, present the protocol of a multicenter prospective clinical trial designed to perform a screening for perinatal depression in pregnant women.
Niolu, C. (2016). Women mental health. Paper presented at JUBILEE OF UNIVERSITY AND OF RESEARCH CENTRES AND OF THE INSTITUTIONS OF ARTISTIC HIGHER EDUCATION XIII INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM OF UNIVERSITY PROFESSORS, Roma.
|Titolo:||Women mental health|
|Nome del convegno:||JUBILEE OF UNIVERSITY AND OF RESEARCH CENTRES AND OF THE INSTITUTIONS OF ARTISTIC HIGHER EDUCATION XIII INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM OF UNIVERSITY PROFESSORS|
|Luogo del convegno:||Roma|
|Anno del convegno:||2016|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/25 - Psichiatria|
|Tipologia:||Intervento a convegno|
|Citazione:||Niolu, C. (2016). Women mental health. Paper presented at JUBILEE OF UNIVERSITY AND OF RESEARCH CENTRES AND OF THE INSTITUTIONS OF ARTISTIC HIGHER EDUCATION XIII INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM OF UNIVERSITY PROFESSORS, Roma.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||02 - Intervento a convegno|