Is your child, tween, or teen struggling with homework in addition to other challenges, such as bipolar disorder, anxiety, depression, or ADHD? If so, then maybe it’s time to say, […]
Is getting old getting you down? Distinguishing between sadness and depression.
Hello! You can listen to me and the lovely @MarkOneinFour talk mental health, Prince Harry and inappropriate dancing on the BBC Ouch podcast this week. Let me know what you think! http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p050rhtpFiled under: Mental health
Are you so caught up with chasing goals that you don't have time to appreciate where you are? Does the "happiness finish line" keep moving leaving you never able to reach it?
A recent study indicates that increasing activity in the amygdala during positive memory retrieval can have a strong antidepressant effect in depressed individuals.
I’m late in posting this…nowadays it’s just so easy to lose track of time! Join the Sounds of Silence, Friends of the Postpartum Resource Center of New York’s 9th annual run/walk in memory and celebration of Lisa Mary Reilly and help raise funds in the effort to increase awareness of perinatal mood disorders, such as postpartum […]
One’s mirror image can be very disturbing to someone with dementia “Why aren’t you catching the ball?”Seeing one’s image reflected in the mirror can elicit many and varied responses. The baby regards his/her face with a smile about age two. Show More Summary
Sleep deprivation has been linked to increases in depression, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, as well as memory and cognitive problems.
Well, we survived the move without either of us going into a manic episode, which is great news, don’t you think? I LOVE my new house! It’s a log cabin house, with exposed rafters and hardwood floors and everything. It’s so “country” looking, and I feel so at home in it. Show More Summary
Escaping into nature can help us recover from our depression and anxiety while simultaneously allowing us to be free. "The mountains are calling and I must go..."-John Muir.
While we often realize that the winter holidays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Hanukkah can trigger grief, but the many holidays of Spring can take mourners by surprise.
Grieve the losses you experience with depression and you will be better able to move on.
The website of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization defines hospice care as follows: “Considered to be the model for quality, compassionate care for people facing a life-limiting illness or injury, hospice care involves...Show More Summary
We human beings are quite fond of our brains. They are one of our largest and most complex organs, weighing in at nearly three pounds (2% of our bodies!). Each contains upwards of 90 billion neurons responsible for controlling our gangly,...Show More Summary
...the counterintuitive finding is that such a profoundly negative experience as losing a parent during childhood, can lead you to feel more gratitude or appreciation for life...
How To Deal With A Very Complicated Mother
Started blogging about the mood and anxiety disorders just about eight years ago. And awards sure as heck had nothing to do with it. Nah, it's still so much deeper - personal - than that...
A new longitudinal study reveals connections among mothers' basic psychological needs, postpartum depression, and parenting behaviors.
Seeking professional help after sexual assault is one of the most important and helpful things you can do.
Recognizing and understanding depression.