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The Birth of a Parent: Anxiety and Depression Before, During, and After Pregnancy

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Postpartum Depression is the most common complication of pregnancy, but it is often misunderstood, misdiagnosed and accompanied by feelings of shame. This webinar describes depression and anxiety disorders related to pregnancy. You will learn about the causes and symptoms related to these conditions and how to address them if you...

Webinar: In commemoration of Juneteenth

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In commemoration of the Juneteenth holiday of emancipation from slavery, Weill Cornell Medicine's Department of Psychiatry is sponsored a Roundtable on June 19, 2021 with Dr. Kimberly Gordon-Achebe, child and adolescent psychiatrist, University of Maryland; Reverend Frederick Streets, Yale Divinity School; and Dr. Elfred Anthony Pinkard, President, Wilberforce University.

The holiday of Juneteenth commemorates the freeing of the last remaining slaves in the United...

Post-Pandemic Anxiety

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You’re fully vaccinated, New York is reopening, and life is getting back to normal. So, why are you anxious? Instead of joy, you feel overwhelmed, stressed, and can’t stop asking yourself: How should I behave around others? Should I continue to physically distance? Should I shake a stranger’s hand? Do I even want to?

After more than a year of social distancing and without knowing who is fully vaccinated, returning to ‘normal’ may feel scary, especially if you already live with anxiety...

Prefrontal Cortex of Brain Provides Feedback to Redirect Attention

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To enable animals to shift their attention in response to changing circumstances, the prefrontal cortex of the brain helps keep track of which types of stimuli have recently been most relevant, suggests a preclinical study by Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian investigators. This discovery could lead to new treatments to help restore cognitive flexibility.

“Animals and people make split-second decisions about what to do in changing circumstances and what to pay attention...

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