Top Mental Health Related Articles & Blog Posts

  • Loss and Divorce

    Loss and Divorce

    Losses from Divorce If you are divorcing it is very important to sit down with your children, preferably both of you together, and later separately, and tell them these things repeatedly:

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  • How Doctors Die - It’s Not Like the Rest of Us, But It Should Be

    How Doctors Die – It’s Not Like the Rest of Us, But It Should Be

    Years ago, Charlie, a highly respected orthopedist and a mentor of mine, found a lump in his stomach. He had a surgeon explore the area, and the diagnosis was pancreatic cancer. This surgeon was one of the best in the country.

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  • Coping with a Death in the Family

    Coping with a Death in the Family

    Ever since her grandpa’s funeral, my daughter seems obsessed with death. I answer her questions frankly and honestly. Am I handling this right?

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  • Zoloft

    Zoloft

    I was watching some news coverage on that case where a 16-year-old killed someone and the defense was the fact that this kid was on Zoloft. This made me a bit nervous and I’m wondering if you’d comment on…

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  • Separation Anxiety

    Separation Anxiety A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Stranger anxiety, object permanence Introduction to separation anxiety: Your baby has been able to tell the difference between you and strangers from the earliest days of life. Young babies prefer their mothers and fathers (and others who are frequently involved), but will usually respond happily to others as well. Until… They begin to […]

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  • Depression

    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 report in January 2001 describing a mental health crisis in children. Mental illness severe enough to hinder kids from learning or developing appropriately is quite common — but fewer than one in […]

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    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, peaceful, miracle baby and begins screaming every evening. It is no wonder that parents become frustrated, discouraged, […]

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    Concussion: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Head injury Introduction to concussion: Children’s energetic exploration of life often results in head “bonks.” Fortunately, most of them are not serious. Nevertheless, when we hear the awful thud of a child’s head, our breath catches for a moment… What is concussion? A brief, temporary loss of consciousness following a blow to the […]

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  • Baby Blues

    Baby Blues

    My daughter just had her first baby; she will be one week old tomorrow. Here is my problem. My daughter is crying a lot and says she is overwhelmed. It really bothers her when the baby cries and she…

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  • Depression and Pregnancy

    Depression and Pregnancy

    Not necessarily a nutrition question, but it does relate to the health of my baby. I found out I was pregnant and a week later, found out my dad’s cancer came back, and has spread to his liver. I…

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