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Postpartum depression least severe form of depression in mothers Postpartum depression–a household term since actress Brooke Shields went public in 2005 about her struggle with it–is indeed serious. But depression that begins before or during pregnancy is often more severe because it lasts longer and usually goes undetected until the doctor screens for it after the birth of the baby, according to a new [...]
Depressed, out of work? Study suggests skills to help land a job Unemployed people were more likely to land a job if they used skills commonly taught as part of cognitive therapy for depression, a new study found. These skills included identifying negative thoughts and countering them with more positive responses and planning enjoyable activities to improve mood. This study is the first to show that cognitive [...]
Dealing with Disappointment When You’re Bipolar Disappointment is harsh when you have bipolar. I have many times said things that are not very nice after finding myself disappointed in something that has happened. Recently I found myself disappointed that a friend received a monthly radio show to discuss mental illness. I … ...
Fighting Migraines With Vitamins When I was younger, one of my roommates — a beautiful young woman with a typically busy life — suffered from migraines. At least once a week, she was struck … ...
Why I Worry About Being a Good Listener Introverts are good listeners, but do we even try to get our fair share of the conversation, or simply allow our needs to be buried under other people's chatter?
Cortisol and PTSD, Part 1 Recently, I spoke with Dr. Yehuda about cortisol, intergenerational transmission of stress, and the future of PTSD treatment and research.
Dads, You Matter Being a father is much more than having a biological tie to a child. The essence of fatherhood lies in the relationship you have, the sacrifices one makes and the … ...
Letting Go of Your Teen – Part 2 Just figured out why I’m so tired as my teen prepares for college… 1200 baby wipes 3000 diapers 100 lunches out 1200 peanut butter sandwiches 16 school picnics 25 permission … ...
How Can You Being ‘Drifting’ if You’re Working So... Drifting is the decision you make by not deciding, or by making a decision that unleashes consequences for which you don’t take responsibility. If you want to dodge a fight with the people around you, or you want to please them, or you want to … ...
The 4 Steps to an Effective Apology  It takes courage to apologize. Saying we’re sorry puts us in a position of vulnerability. We aren’t in control of the other person’s response. They might reject us. They might … ...
Love Will Show the Way In the wake of the horrific shooting that took place a few days ago at The Pulse in Orlando that transformed the nightclub  into a killing field, juxtaposed words of hatred and … ...
Research shows promising results for a device designed to protect athletes from sports-related brain injuries Two new studies involving high school football and hockey players indicate wearing a specifically designed compression collar around the neck may prevent or reduce the devastating effects of head collisions in sports.
What Are The Similarities Between ADHD and Autism? Introduction According to understood.org, “Autism spectrum disorder and ADHD are related in several ways. They have some of the same symptoms. Experts recently changed the way they think about how … ...
Memory Study Reveals Fascinating Explanation For ‘Senior Moments’ Brain activity suggested that older people were making more effort to try and reconstruct their memories. > Use code "10OFF" for 10% off PsyBlog's latest ebook: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
You’re Beating OCD – Now What? For many people, the journey through obsessive-compulsive disorder and back to good health is a long one. Getting a correct diagnosis, or even just recognizing you have OCD, often takes … ...
How Does No Longer Hating Myself Feel? Self-loathing is treacherous. Take your escape from it one tiny step at a time.
This Is How Your Thoughts Become Your Reality Inaccurate beliefs about yourself will limit your potential. The good news is, you can train your brain to think differently.
Antidepressive treatment during pregnancy can affect newborn brain activity Fetal exposure to commonly used SRI drugs may affect brain activity in newborns, new research shows. The researchers suggest that the effects of drugs on fetal brain function should be assessed more carefully. Furthermore, indications for preventive medication should be critically evaluated, and non-pharmacological interventions should be the first-line treatment for depression and anxiety during pregnancy.
Age, obesity, dopamine appear to influence preference for sweet foods As young people reach adulthood, their preferences for sweet foods typically decline. But a research team has found that for people with obesity, the drop-off may not be as steep, and the brain's reward system may be operating differently.
7 Ways to Take Good Care of Yourself as... Bed rest might sound like a dream — like a vacation you’d love to have. But bed rest can actually be a terrifying time for moms-to-be, said Parijat Deshpande, a perinatal wellness counselor who works with women who are stressed, anxious and feel helpless during … ...