Time for Action Treatment Medications and Therapy
    January 22, 2014
    Time for Action: Treatment, Medications, and Therapy

    Being diagnosed with postpartum depression is only the first step of many. Realizing that the way you feel isn't because you're a horrible mother or that you did something wrong can lift a huge weight…

    Depression, Despair, and Suicide Risk in Children and Teens
    November 22, 2012
    Depression, Despair, and Suicide Risk in Children and Teens

    Depression If any of the below occur and you see these in your child (or in yourself, a spouse, or another relative), get professional help fast. Your pediatrician or family doctor can guide you. (mor…

    Depression: 3 Simple Questions
    September 4, 2008
    Depression: 3 Simple Questions

    Most women with real postpartum depression are never diagnosed. Even though postpartum depression is very common, and even though identifying it can help both the baby and the mother, most cases slip …

    Blue is a Color in the Rainbow
    September 3, 2006
    Blue is a Color in the Rainbow

    You may feel a rainbow of emotions during the days following your baby's birth, sometimes in bewildering succession, sometimes several conflicting emotions at the same time. (more…)…

    Depressed Dads
    December 1, 2005
    Depressed Dads

    Dads matter. When people think about depression soon after a baby is born, they often forget about fathers. But many new dads do get depressed, and you can read their depression in their children's be…

    Mental Illness Starts in Childhood
    June 7, 2005
    Mental Illness Starts in Childhood

    For most people who develop mental illnesses, the problem usually starts in childhood or adolescence, according to a study published in the June 6, 2005 Archives of General Psychiatry. Researchers fro…

    A Must for Children with ADHD
    January 13, 2004
    A Must for Children with ADHD

    A recent study has changed my thinking about ADHD, and I hope it changes the way that all children with ADHD are evaluated and treated. And that parents are treated. Parents deserve better understandi…

    Pediatric Prozac
    October 29, 2003
    Pediatric Prozac

    Antidepressant use in children has been coming under new scrutiny since Britain raised concerns about Paxil in June 2003. On October 27, 2003 the FDA issued a public health advisory to alert U.S. phys…

    Another Adult Remedy Proves Not Good For Kids
    September 24, 2003
    Another Adult Remedy Proves Not Good For Kids

    The popular antidepressant drug Effexor should not be started in children under the age of 18, according to a statement released September 19, 2003 by the British Committee on Safety of Medicines. The…

    Help for Depressed Children
    August 28, 2003
    Help for Depressed Children

    About 69 percent of depressed children, aged 6 to 17, improved significantly while taking Zoloft for their depression, according to a study published in the August 27, 2003 JAMA, but data from the stu…

    Does Paxil Kill Children?
    June 17, 2003
    Does Paxil Kill Children?

    On June 10, 2003 the British government issued a very strong warning about the antidepressant Paxil, called Seroxat in Britain, saying that it "should not be used in children and adolescents under the…

    Zoloft
    January 17, 2003
    Zoloft

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Zoloft (Sertraline HCl) is a powerful medicine that has been used to treat depression, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress syndrome--all situa…

    Depression
    October 27, 2002
    Depression: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Major Depression, Mood Disorders, Dysthymic Disorder, Childhood Depression, Infant Depression. Introduction to depression: United States Surgeon General David Satcher released a repo…

    cry cry baby
    October 25, 2002
    Colic: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to colic: It usually strikes toward the end of a long day, when your baby is just about at the age when your sleep deprivation has really begun to set in. Your baby stops being the quiet,…

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    October 23, 2002
    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Attention Deficit Disorder, ADD, Hyperactivity Introduction to ADHD: Over-diagnosed? Under-diagnosed? Probably both – and certainly real. ADHD affects children’s school performan…

    Baby Blues
    April 11, 2002
    Baby Blues

    Dr. Greene's Answer: MsHopeful, I sense your beautiful mother’s heart in what you write. I can see how it must feel for your daughter when her baby cries and she cannot soothe her. I also see how it…

    Depression and Pregnancy
    April 11, 2002
    Depression and Pregnancy

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Masonwalls, my heart weeps for you. Such sadness in your time of joy, such joy in your sadness. And fear surrounding it all. No wonder you can’t stop crying. Sometimes life feel…

    Teen Depression More Likely When Parents Are Depressed
    January 3, 2002
    Teen Depression More Likely When Parents Are Depressed

    Teens whose parents are depressed are 6 times more likely than their peers to become depressed themselves - but there are ways to prevent this. The general rate of depression in adolescents is 3% to 8…

    Mental Disorders and Children
    January 8, 2001
    Mental Disorders and Children

    There is a strong link between mental disorders in parents and their children, according to a study in the January 2001 American Journal of Psychiatry. When parents have major depression or a panic di…

    All Natural Does Not Mean Risk Free!
    January 5, 2000
    All Natural Does Not Mean Risk Free!

    Use of St. John's Wort to treat depression has skyrocketed over the last year, increasing by more than 2000%. St. John's Wort has become a multi-billion dollar industry. (more…)…