Intimate partner violence early in pandemic linked with worse mental and overall health in women
Women who experienced intimate partner violence during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic were more likely to suffer worse mental health and other adverse health effects, according to a new study led by Harvard Chan School.
How mental health can impact reproductive health
Mental health burdens can be a big impediment for people experiencing infertility, according to Harvard Chan School’s Carmen Messerlian.
PTSD linked with accelerated cognitive decline in middle-aged women
Middle-aged women with symptoms of PTSD may face faster cognitive decline than women without such symptoms, according to a study from Harvard Chan School.
PTSD with depression may significantly increase risk of early death in women
For immediate release: December 4, 2020 Boston, MA – Women with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression have an almost fourfold greater risk of early death from cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, type 2 diabetes, accidents, suicide, and other…
How COVID-19 is affecting mental health across generations
Karestan Koenen, professor of psychiatric epidemiology, discussed how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the mental health of different generations in a September 21, 2020 Facebook Live interview with Christine Chen of the Esalen Institute.
PTSD affects majority of sexual violence survivors
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is often thought of as a condition primarily affecting veterans. Yet 50% of all cases of PTSD in the U.S. result from sexual or physical violence, according to Karestan Koenen. Koenen, professor of psychiatric…
Unraveling the lasting effects of PTSD on women
Women are more than twice as likely as men to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and roughly 10 out of every 100 women experience PTSD, according to news reports. An October 9, 2019 Washington Post article explored…
PTSD linked to increased risk of ovarian cancer
For immediate release: September 5, 2019 Boston, MA – Women who experienced six or more symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at some point in life had a twofold greater risk of developing ovarian cancer compared with women…