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Beating the Homework Blues

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, […]

Depression and Aging

Is getting old getting you down? Distinguishing between sadness and depression.

Me and @MarkOneinFour on BBC Radio – Ouch: Disability Talk, Let’s talk about mental health … but then what?

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! under: Mental health

What is Happiness Worth to You?

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?

Treating Depression by Training Your Amygdala

A recent study indicates that increasing activity in the amygdala during positive memory retrieval can have a strong antidepressant effect in depressed individuals.

Sounds of Silence 9th Annual Run/Walk – April 29, 2017

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 […]

Mirror’s Illusionary Effects in Dementia

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

Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

Sleep deprivation has been linked to increases in depression, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, as well as memory and cognitive problems.

Keep On Keepin’ On

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

How Mother Nature Became My Therapy

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.

Those Sneaky Spring Holidays

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.

What Do We Lose From Life When Depression Strikes?

Grieve the losses you experience with depression and you will be better able to move on.

How to Select the Best Hospice Care Provider

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

Bee derived molecular shuttle is the newest buzz-worthy venom product

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

Does Prince Harry Reveal How To Cope With Loss?

...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...

Thank You, Healthline. Thank You, READERS!

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...

What New Moms Need to Boost Their Mood and Enjoy Parenting

A new longitudinal study reveals connections among mothers' basic psychological needs, postpartum depression, and parenting behaviors.

Overcoming Sexual Assault: Symptoms & Recovery

Seeking professional help after sexual assault is one of the most important and helpful things you can do.

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