Clinical Trends for September 2016

Ryan Syrek

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September 30, 2016

Each week, we identify one top search term, speculate as to what caused its popularity, and provide an infographic on a related condition. If you have thoughts about what's trending and why, feel free to share them with us on Twitter or Facebook!

Clinical Trend of the Week (September 24-30): Gestational Diabetes

A study from the National Institutes of Health likely prompted the popularity of this week's top search term. Gestational diabetes was linked with depression in two ways; women who were depressed during their first two trimesters were almost twice as likely to develop gestational diabetes, and women who developed gestational diabetes were more likely to have postpartum depression 6 weeks after giving birth, compared with a similar group. Although the study did not prove a cause and effect relationship, clinicians eager to prevent both depression and gestational diabetes in their pregnant patients no doubt resulted in our top search for this week.

For more on gestational diabetes, read here.

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