Depression in pregnant women and new moms is preventable, experts say. Here's how

Depression in pregnant women and new moms is preventable, experts say. Here's how

Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about LinkedIn Pinterest Depression in pregnant women and new moms is preventable, experts say. Perinatal depression affects as many as 1 in 7 women, according to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force .

Rethinking How We Heal from Anxiety and Depression

Rethinking How We Heal from Anxiety and Depression

There are many ways to create a pause in your life, such as blocking off non-work hours, attending religious services, setting aside time to focus exclusively on the people you're with, reading scriptures or other meaningful texts, or practicing mind-body activities like yoga or tai chi.

3 Ways to Eat to Beat the Blues

3 Ways to Eat to Beat the Blues

They found that all types of dietary improvements seem to improve mental health and that depressive symptoms improved equally, regardless of whether a dietary intervention was designed to reduce weight, cut out junk food, or introduce more nutrient-rich and otherwise healthy foods into the diet, such as fresh fruits and vegetables and whole grains.

New Medication for Depression Approaching Approval

New Medication for Depression Approaching Approval

This week an advisory committee of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recommended the approval of a new type of medication for treatment-resistant depression. The FDA has granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation for this new medication, specifically for treatment-resistant depression and major depressive disorder with imminent risk for suicide.

What To Do When Your Adult Child Lies To You

What To Do When Your Adult Child Lies To You

Adult children who have patterns of lying are often likely deceptive because of they want to hide their struggles. Gaining a solid understanding of why your adult child lies is crucial to learning how to effectively respond.

Conservatism and Inbreeding

Conservatism and Inbreeding

We generally prefer to mate with others who are like ourselves both by belonging to the same ethnic group and also being similar in social status and where we exist on the political liberal-conservative spectrum.

Teen Pot Use Raises Later Suicide Risk

Teen Pot Use Raises Later Suicide Risk

However, the odds of developing depression as a young adult were 37 percent higher for those who used marijuana in their teen years compared to those who didn't, the findings showed.

Micronutrients in Psychiatry: Sound Science or Just Hype?

Micronutrients in Psychiatry: Sound Science or Just Hype?

I anticipate a skeptical response like, "I'm battling Major Depression and you're suggesting I eat better and take a multi?" I recently spoke with a leading researcher on nutrition and mental health, psychologist Julia Rucklidge.

'I'm a dad who had PND, and here's what we actually need'

'I'm a dad who had PND, and here's what we actually need'

There was one heartening aspect of Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt’s announcement of new funding for mental health support for parents during the final weeks of their pregnancy and first months of their new baby’s life: it called out the increasing rate that it’s also dads who are struggling to cope during a period where depression in mums is well-acknowledged.

Could Germs in Your Gut Send You Into Depression?

Could Germs in Your Gut Send You Into Depression?

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Certain bacteria dwelling in the human gut might feed depression, according to a new study that adds evidence to the theory.

7 Steps to Heal a Broken Heart

7 Steps to Heal a Broken Heart

Take Your Time Source: Pixaby Breaking up can trigger chemical, emotional and physical reactions that cause you to feel lonely, unloveable, depressed and worthless. Good Grief Source: Pixabay Along with breaking up comes the loss of a relationship with your ex, some mutual friends, and your ex’s family.

All Work and No Play: Why Your Kids Are More Anxious, Depressed

As children direct their own free play and solve the problems that come up, they must exert control over themselves and must, at times, accept restrictions on their own behavior and follow the rules if they want to be accepted and successful in the game.

Study: Social Media Not A Teen Depression Trigger

Study: Social Media Not A Teen Depression Trigger

Social media use did not predict the development of depression symptoms among school kids or college students, researchers found. Instead, school-age girls with greater symptoms of depression tended to use more social media over time.

'I couldn't look at baby stuff in case I didn't get to bring my baby home'

'I couldn't look at baby stuff in case I didn't get to bring my baby home'

PANDA CEO Terri Smith says of the callers to PANDA’s helpline, 30 percent are experiencing anxiety or depression during pregnancy, and 80 percent of them haven’t told their midwife how they’re feeling.

Does Screen Time Harm Children? How Much Is Too Much?

Does Screen Time Harm Children? How Much Is Too Much?

For those 5 and under, one hour a day is likely quite enough, but for school aged children, the best parenting advice seems to be to negotiate a reasonable limit and encourage other kinds of activities (even screen time other than television).

Serotonin Plays a Surprising Role in Fight-Flight-or-Freeze

Serotonin Plays a Surprising Role in Fight-Flight-or-Freeze

Discussion of Fight-Flight-or-Freeze Responses Based on a Combination of Life Experience and Empirical Evidence Yesterday afternoon, I wrote a post, "Exercise May Promote Gene Expression of Feel-Good Chemicals" based on new research from McMaster University ( Allison et al., 2019 ), which found that the combination of vigorous aerobic exercise and weight-lifting caused a chain reaction along the kynurenine pathway that resulted in the synthesis of more serotonin and a decreased depression risk.

When I tell people I have depression, I get 'the look'

When I tell people I have depression, I get 'the look'

Image: Facebook/Grown Up Glamour by Anneliese Lawton "We have to keep talking" But I know for now, to some, one of my stories makes me a strong while the other makes me weak.

Why We Shouldn't Ignore Oversleeping

Why We Shouldn't Ignore Oversleeping

A number of medications can cause hypersomnia, including: How to deal with an oversleeping issue It’s important to talk with your doctor if you’re sleeping excessively or feeling very tired during the day regardless of how much you sleep.

'The heartbreaking reason I never kept a baby book'

'The heartbreaking reason I never kept a baby book'

But as a first-time mother, smack in the middle of as yet undiagnosed postnatal depression, holding a week old baby who had dropped half his body weight, I simply cried.

If it's not postpartum depression, what is it? (Hint: It might be anxiety)

If it's not postpartum depression, what is it? (Hint: It might be anxiety)

While she thinks a more inclusive name like "perinatal mood and anxiety disorders" might help women, she said being open makes the biggest difference.

3 Drug-Free Ways to Optimize In-the-Moment Happiness

3 Drug-Free Ways to Optimize In-the-Moment Happiness

According to Hoeppner et al., this is the first large study designed to investigate if self-administered, text-entry-based positive psychology writing exercises can significantly improve in-the-moment happiness for people recovering from problematic substance use.

How to Address Your Teen’s Issues with Poor Motivation

How to Address Your Teen’s Issues with Poor Motivation

According to Dr. Maslow, people are only motivated to get these needs met, when these needs are deficient in their lives. The solution for a situation like this will be for parents to seek therapeutic services to assist their teen in effectively getting their deficiency needs met, in order to focus on his or her growth needs.

Is Your Tween Ready for a Smartphone?

Is Your Tween Ready for a Smartphone?

A solid sense of self is essential for teens to navigate social media because many of these platforms are driven by algorithms that drive emotions like fear.

How Yoga and Breathing Help the Brain Unwind

How Yoga and Breathing Help the Brain Unwind

In the case of yoga and breathing exercises, the hypothesis is that these practices enable us to directly impact how our brains work by stimulating the vagus nerve and thereby increasing GABA levels in key area which raise parasympathetic nervous system “tone”, balancing-out relatively excessive sympathetic nervous system activity.

Behati Prinsloo opens up on struggle with postpartum depression

Behati Prinsloo opens up on struggle with postpartum depression

"It was a beautiful journey; I loved being pregnant and I enjoyed getting back to work." During the interview, Prinsloo also opened up about the early days of her romance with Levine, whom she met through a mutual friend.

Can We Better Predict Whether an Antidepressant Will Work?

Can We Better Predict Whether an Antidepressant Will Work?

A new study , published in the November issue of Behavioural Brain Research , suggests that positive changes in cognition (i.e., thinking and processing of information) may predict antidepressant responsiveness. Cognitive changes as predictive of antidepressant responsiveness Why might improvements in thinking processes occur before ones involving emotions and mood?

'I finally tried a vibrator and all I have to say is... HOLY GUACAMOLE!'

'I finally tried a vibrator and all I have to say is... HOLY GUACAMOLE!'

She could tell, because she simply smiled and said, “Trust me, your life will change.” So I charged the little baby up, and like any normal person, I googled, “how to use a vibrator.” Ahh the internet, it’s pure gold.

Bird Box: Who Is the Boogeyman Within?

Bird Box: Who Is the Boogeyman Within?

Taking this information into consideration, it seems probable that in Bird Box, the “diffuse evil,” resulting in a self-imposed end of humanity, may indeed be a metaphor for social media.

18 Useful Tips from 2018 Psychology and Health Research

18 Useful Tips from 2018 Psychology and Health Research

Details : 455 adult patients from ages 18-65 with a diagnosis of major depression who did moderate intensity aerobic exercise for 45 minutes three times a week showed a large overall anti-depressant effect, according to the study summarized here .

New Blood Test Helps Predict (and Prevent?) Bipolar Disorder

New Blood Test Helps Predict (and Prevent?) Bipolar Disorder

Uric Acid and Bipolar Disorder In this new study , scientists observed that people hospitalized with major depressive disorder who also happened to have higher levels of uric acid in their blood were more likely to be diagnosed with bipolar disorder in the next eight to eleven years.

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