Ireland’s rate of 16 per cent of women being at risk of depression during pregancy compares with the 34 other OECD countries where rates are between 10 per cent and 15 per cent. Photograph: iStock

Irish women have among the highest levels of depression during pregnancy in the OECD, the first study of the issue in the State indicates. The study(...)

The coroner adjourned the inquest to September 5th to hear directly from Deputy State Pathologist Dr Michael Curtis.

The brother of a man found dead in his father’s garden has told his inquest that his brother had pleaded to be admitted to a psychiatric facility f(...)

The Protection of Life during Pregnancy Act (PLDP Act) was signed into law in July last year and became operative at the start of 2014. This la(...)

Prof Kevin Malone of UCD at the launch of his report Suicide in Ireland 2003-2008 yesterday. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

The Government’s plans to legislate for abortion could have the unintended consequence of pushing more young men towards suicide, according to (...)

Prof Veronica O’Keane, Consultant Psychiatrist, Tallaght Hospital & TCD.

Pregnant teenage girls in care are likely to be the main group to which the abortion legislation will apply, (...)

Dr Rhona Mahony: the master of the National Maternity Hospital said there was “no question” of the Government’s proposed legislation on abortion allowing late terminations. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

There is “no question” of the Government’s proposed legislation on abortion allowing late terminations, according to the maste(...)

Prof Patricia Casey: “As a psychiatrist I cannot support a proposal which involves a procedure which would cause women harm”

A reported plan for a panel of doctors to assess suicide risk during pregnancy was an “insult to women”, according to a clinical psychiatrist a(...)

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