14

Jun

For many women, giving birth is an exciting and life-changing experience, but for some, it doesn’t go without some repercussions. Postpartum depression is a mood disorder that many women experience after giving birth due to fluctuations in their reproductive hormones. Some symptoms of PPD are: low mood, anxious thoughts, thoughts of separating from family, and…

07

Jun

Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD for short, is an mental health issue that causes a variety of symptoms such as depression, fatigue, or anxiety as the seasons change. Typically, SAD is associated with the winter months, but according to research 4-6 percent of people experience SAD during winter, while 10 percent of individuals experience “reverse…

12

Mar

Depression is a debilitating disorder. It impacts not only on those experiencing the disorder but loved ones as well. It would be helpful to know how she sees her problem. Does she see herself as being depressed or is that your observation? If she does see herself as depressed, what steps your girlfriend taken to…

02

Feb

Researchers at Washington University discovered that signs of anxiety and depression may be detected as early as birth. Functional MRI scans were used to look at brain patterns of babies. The brain connections they were looking at can be indicators of mental health problems “later in life.” “The findings revealed that connection patterns between the…

27

Jan

Individuals experiencing depression can feel the impact in different areas in their life. One life area is diet. Loss or increase of appetite or poor eating habits often present themselves with the onset of depression. Also, the likelihood of alcohol and or drug abuse is greatly increased with the onset of depression. Diet could influence…

23

Jan

Motivating children to engage in appropriate or expected behavior is a challenging for parents. Finding the right balance between reward and consequence is not easy. Incentives today for children could change tomorrow, and no longer be effective. New research findings published in the December 2016 Journal of The American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry…

16

Jan

Depression effects nearly 350 million people worldwide, per the World Health Organization.  The illness itself can have a significant impact on individuals and family members. It is difficult enough addressing the symptoms associated with a depressive disorder, it can also put people at a higher risk for cardiovascular diseases. A study conducted out of the…

06

Jan

Most people have some understanding of depression. Loved ones can testify how devastating it can be. For those who are struggling with depression, it can feel like being in a bottomless pit. A study conducted out of McMaster University measured empathy between two groups of participants, those with and without depression. The findings showed “showed…

02

Nov

Most people who associate suicide with depression however, a recent study may cast some doubt on to that impression. Suicide is rare among children (ages 5-11). But for those under 12 years of age, ADHD seems a more common diagnosis than depression for those who did commit suicide. A small sample size of children who…

05

Oct

In the mental health and substance field they use a term called self-medicating. This is defined when someone uses drugs and/or alcohol to reduce or eliminate symptoms associated with a mental health disorder (diagnosed or undiagnosed). Even though some individuals may know of their mental health disorder, they still may choose to medicate themselves. This…