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Therapy for Pregnant Women With Anxiety Offers Alternative to Medication – Andrea Petersen

“It was something to look forward to,” Ms. Bakker said, while her youngest child, five-month-old Winston, sat on her lap and clutched a fuzzy toy chick. The group is part of Dr. Green and her colleagues’ treatment program for perinatal anxiety at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. It is one of a small but growing number … Continue reading Therapy for Pregnant Women With Anxiety Offers Alternative to Medication – Andrea Petersen

We Need to Talk More About Mental Health at Work – Morra Aarons-Mele

Alyssa Mastromonaco is no stranger to tough conversations: she served as White House deputy chief of staff for operations under President Obama, was an executive at Vice and A&E, and is Senior Advisor and spokesperson at NARAL Pro-Choice America. So when Mastromonaco switched to a new antidepressant, she decided to tell her boss. “I told … Continue reading We Need to Talk More About Mental Health at Work – Morra Aarons-Mele

Stress Hormone” Cortisol Linked to Early Toll on Thinking Ability – Karen Weintraub

The stresses of everyday life may start taking a toll on the brain in relatively early middle age, new research shows. The study of more than 2,000 people, most of them in their 40s, found those with the highest levels of the stress-related hormone cortisol performed worse on tests of memory, organization, visual perception and … Continue reading Stress Hormone” Cortisol Linked to Early Toll on Thinking Ability – Karen Weintraub

Inherited Trauma Shapes Your Health – Olga Khazan

Often when I complain to my therapist about how stressed out I am by a problem I’m having, she says a variation on the same thing: “Well, like all Ashkenazi, you have a lot of inter generational trauma. You know, because of everything that’s ... happened.”The effects on longevity showed up for the sons of … Continue reading Inherited Trauma Shapes Your Health – Olga Khazan

Why You Should Be Using Worry Time To Help Tackle Anxiety – Me Against Myself

During my recent studies and research on anxiety I came across the notion of ‘Worry Time’. To begin with, this baffled me. Why would I put aside time to worry each day? Surely this seems counter-productive when you suffer with anxiety? Surely you don’t want to be having extra time to worry when you already … Continue reading Why You Should Be Using Worry Time To Help Tackle Anxiety – Me Against Myself

How to Support a Partner Struggling with Depression – Eric Ravenscraft

Being in a romantic relationship when one (or both) of you suffer from depression is a massive challenge. Depression can make your partner seem distant. They may feel like they’re a burden or close themselves off. None of that means your relationship is the problem. You two can tackle this together. Here’s how..... Read more: … Continue reading How to Support a Partner Struggling with Depression – Eric Ravenscraft

Anxious Children – 4 Ways to Help by Lynda Monk

We should all be concerned and paying attention to the mental health of our children and youth within society. Evidence suggests that stress and anxiety are on the rise for today’s young people. Even young children between the ages of 2 and 5 are showing higher levels of emotional upset and anxiety (Statistics Canada). Many … Continue reading Anxious Children – 4 Ways to Help by Lynda Monk

…Does Grief Have A Deadline? — JOCELYN A DORGAN

My daughter phoned me the other night and, as usual, when I see her name on the caller ID, apprehension kicked me in the gut. It’s not that I don’t hear from her frequently, but an unscheduled call from my twenty-one-year-old living two hours away in New York City revs my mom-anxiety into overdrive instantly. […] … Continue reading …Does Grief Have A Deadline? — JOCELYN A DORGAN

Anxiety: Why It’s Different From Stress – Peg Rosen

There’s a math test tomorrow and 14-year-old Katherine should be studying. Instead she’s in bed. “I’m not taking the test! What happens if people see I can’t do it? What if I fail again?” she cries to her mom. Anxiety is a sense of fear and worry. And it’s easy to understand why Katherine and … Continue reading Anxiety: Why It’s Different From Stress – Peg Rosen

New Law Wants to Test Kids For Depression in Schools — Butler News

Legislation making its way through Harrisburg would make depression screenings routine in Pennsylvania schools. Companion bills in the House and Senate would make the screenings as common for students as those for hearing and other medical issues. Some members of the Senate Education Committee expressed concern that a diagnosis could negatively impact someone later in […] … Continue reading New Law Wants to Test Kids For Depression in Schools — Butler News

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