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I'm currently working on my dissertation examining psychosocial predictors of concussion reporting and safe concussion management (e.g., following guidelines around return to play). It is well-known that many athletes fail to disclose their suspected concussions and fail to comply with return-to-play guidelines. I am particularly interested in the role of gender-based constructs as predictors (e.g., machismo, wanting to look "tough" and "be a man").
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Perinatal depression (PND) affects 15% of women. During the perinatal period both stress- and gonadal hormones fluctuate widely. Putatively, these fluctuations are involved in PND disease mechanisms. The serotonin system is sensitive to such hormone fluctuations, and serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are used to treat PND, although treatment is...
Postpartum depression affects approximately 15% of mothers. Unfortunately, treatment options for postpartum depression are limited. Pharmacological antidepressants such as fluoxetine (FLX) can be controversial due to inconclusive evidence of efficacy during the postpartum and concerns of neonatal exposure to antidepressants. Alternatively, non-phar...