The 9th World Congress on Women´s Mental Health 2021 is dedicated to the biological, psychosocial and clinical sciences of women’s mental health from family, individual, community, society and global perspectives.
The 9th World Congress on Women´s Mental Health 2021 covers topics such as:
Women and psychiatric disorders epidemiology screening and assessment mood disorders anxiety disorders adh psychosis dementia substance abuse eating disorders suicide
Reproduction and women’s mental health sexuality and sexual dysfunction, puberty, pmdd, menstrual cycle, abortion, contraception, maternal mental health, infertility/assisted fertilisation, pregnancy loss, pregnancy and birth, midwifery, caesarean sections, postpartum disorders, infanticide, hormone therapy, menopause and older mothers
Etiology and prevention of mental illness in women brain differences, genetics, well-being, stress, psychological aspects of medical illness in women, resilience, gynaecologic cancer, consultation, cardiovascular disease, breast cancer, polycystic ovarian syndrome, autoimmune diseases, smoking and hiv/aids
Treatment issues for women with mental illness psychotherapies, psychopharmacology, complementary and alternative and new treatments
Political and sociocultural aspects of women’s mental health ethical challenges international women’s mental health, diversity issues, poverty, ethnic / cultural / religious challenges, war and natural disasters, trauma, violence, abuse, discrimination, feminism, women`s career development, global warming, women and leadership
Women’s mental health in special populations aging & elderly women, child & adolescent mental health, immigrants & refugees, indigenous and first nation women and lesbian mental health
The 9th World Congress on Women´s Mental Health 2021 might be held in March 2021 (Not Final).
International Association for Women`s Mental Health
Objective: To describe the prevalence of depression during the first and second trimester of pregnancy, and to explore the correlation between them.
Methods: 1051 pregnant women were investigated by the EPDS in the first and second trimester of pregnancy.
Results: The prevalence of depression were 33.11% and 19.86% in the first and second trimester of pregnancy respectively, and 64.11% depressive women of the second trimester are also depressive in the first trimester. There was significant difference between the prevalence of the two trimesters（ 2=47.190，P<0.01）.
Score of every item and total score in the first trimester were all higher than that in the second trimester significantly. Score of every item in the first trimester showed positive correlation with the total score in the second trimester, especially these three items:
“I have felt scared or panicky for no very good reason”
“ I have been so unhappy that I have been crying”
“I have been so unhappy that I have had difficulty sleeping”.
Conclusions：Depression is very common in the first trimester of pregnancy, and it has positive correlation with that in the second trimester. Some women with depressed mood in the early trimester will last for a long time, even to postpartum period, so we should find the women with high risk and take some interventions as early as possible to reduce the rate of prenatal depression.