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: (more&hellip…

    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 o…

    Coping with a Death in the Family
    Coping with a Death in the Family

    Dr. Greene`s Answer: It can be rough on everyone in the family when Grandpa dies. Questions, uncertainties, fears, and sorrow are all common and past hurts and fears often reverberate once again. Kids…

    Zoloft
    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…

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

     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 …

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

    Introduction to depression: Mental illness severe enough to hinder kids from learning or developing appropriately is quite common -- but fewer than one in five affected children get the help they need…

    Baby sleeping on his father's arm and hand, in a position to help colic.
    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,…

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

    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 he…

    Baby Blues
    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 m…

    Picture of an empty bassinet - depression and pregnancy
    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 feels …

    Imaginary Friends

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Imaginary friends are very common among children between 3 to 7 years old and usually not a problem ? as long as they don't interfere with carrying on normal life. It's best not t…

    Postpartum Depression
    Postpartum Depression

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Postpartum major depression occurs in as many as one of 10 childbearing women. This depression often goes undiagnosed. Postpartum depression can result in difficulties with breast…

    Dealing with Irrational Fears
    Dealing with Irrational Fears

    Dr. Greene's Answer: At around age three, most children enter into a magical time where make-believe is the order of the day. Imagination and creativity spring to life. Playtime becomes a setting wher…

    Postpartum Blues

    Dr. Greene's Answer: As magical as the journey of parenthood is, it often begins with a period of feeling blue. These are the postpartum blues. Women's bodies are the scene of a powerful changing tide…

    Older man with a young child. Helping children deal with grief.
    Helping Children Deal with Grief

    Dr. Greene's Answer: First of all, I want to express my sincerest sympathy to you and your entire family. It is never easy to lose a parent and it sounds like you were very close to your father. I kno…