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  • Time for Action Treatment Medications and Therapy

    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 off of your shoulders. But, unfortunately, it doesn’t end there with the diagnosis. For some, it can be a very […]

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  • Depression, Despair, and Suicide Risk in Children and Teens

    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.

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  • Depression: 3 Simple Questions

    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 through the cracks. A simple new 3-question test has proven very reliable at detecting postpartum depression. Perhaps surprisingly, none of the questions were […]

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  • Blue is a Color in the Rainbow

    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.

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  • Depressed Dads

    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 behavior! Fathers and their well-being have an important effect on their babies’ development, but this has been too little studied.

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  • Mental Illness Starts in Childhood

    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 from Harvard Medical School conducted face-to-face surveys of almost 10,000 adults to learn about how common psychological problems are in the general population, and at […]

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  • A Must for Children with ADHD

    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 understanding and support than they traditionally get. Dr. Andrea Chronis and her team at the University of Maryland make a compelling argument […]

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  • Pediatric Prozac

    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. physicians about reports of increased suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts in children taking various antidepressant medications. They report that we don’t know […]

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  • Another Adult Remedy Proves Not Good For Kids

    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. They reported that recent tests in children showed no benefit from Effexor in treating childhood depression, but did show an increase in undesirable […]

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  • Help for Depressed Children

    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 study suggests to me that another option may be an even better choice for some children. Zoloft is manufactured by Pfizer. I’m […]

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