When you think of someone hallucinating and hearing voices from schizophrenia, you probably imagine an adult or older teenager. It's not common, but schizophrenia does affect about 1 in every 10,000-30,000 children.
If you have kids, you probably have a good idea how they handle competition. One child may embrace challenges without blinking, and another may approach competitive situations with more caution.
I did a talk recently about postpartum depression and used a really resource to help answer some questions. Katherine Stone's blog postpartumprogress.com is a tremendous resource for all things related to mental health and pregnancy.
Has your child had to stay in the hospital or have an outpatient procedure? Hopefully not, but many families have had at least one child go through this experience. Many hospitals aren't the monochromatic sterile places they used to be. Hospitals that serve children have done a lot to make the experience as positive as possible.
This week I'm highlighting recent expert opinions on untreated depression during pregnancy. My post a few days ago highlighted a research paper stating that anti-depressants generally "do not provide clinically meaningful benefit to women with depression."
Untreated depression during pregnancy is not well-recognized and is certainly under-treated. The risks of letting perinatal depression go untreated can extend beyond pregnancy itself.