Postpartum depression

By Dave Muoio October 17, 2017
A new iPhone app launched for free by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) looks not only to bring convenient postpartum depression (PPD) screening to more expecting and postpartum women, but also looks to redefine the gold standard for post-partum depression diagnosis. Developed by researchers from MGH’s Ammon-Pinizzotto Center for Women’s Mental Health, the MGH Perinatal Depression Scale (...
By Jonah Comstock March 21, 2016
At the same time as it announced CareKit, Apple announced in a press release that ResearchKit would be updated to more easily make use of users' genetic data, via a module designed by consumer genetics company 23andMe. Apple also added other modules for common medical tests to ResearchKit. “The response to ResearchKit has been fantastic. Virtually overnight, many ResearchKit studies became the...
By Jonah Comstock September 24, 2015
Iodine, the crowdsourced drug review startup that launched last year, is continuing to focus on antidepressants. Three weeks ago, the company launched an iOS app called Start to help users document their experience with antidepressants, and today the company announced a partnership with Postpartum Progress, a nonprofit that supports women with postpartum depression. "Start is our mobile health...
By Aditi Pai February 12, 2015
San Francisco-based Glow, which develops digital health tools for women, has added a new feature to its pregnancy app, Glow Nurture, that helps women who have had a miscarriage. "Having a miscarriage is a devastating experience," Glow wrote on its App Store description. "... Nurture 2.0 now contains a healing path for any user who experiences this significant loss." The new feature includes ...
By Aditi Pai November 19, 2014
Fertility tracking app maker Glow has added a new feature to its app for pregnant women, called Glow Nurture. The app will now offer postpartum support. The postpartum period refers to the time immediately after the birth of a child and lasts for about six weeks. According to Glow, the emphasis during this time is generally on the baby, but the mother is also recovering. Postpartum depression...