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Untreated Depression During Pregnancy – Part 2

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."

While a strongly disagree with that position, I am impressed by the number of non-medication therapies that are being researched or have already shown benefits for women with depression.

And now we...
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Inside the Depressed Mind

One of the more frequently read posts on the Family Mental Health blog is PMDD Hard to Endure Harder to Explain. I know many of you who have experienced any form of depression can find it difficult to describe what it's like inside your mind. Your fears about people believing you can be overwhelming. Plus, you may not feel like words come easily...
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Teen Depression and Resources To Help

This is a follow-up to the previous post about bullying and suicide risk in teens.  When highlighting that specific area of concern about our teen population, I thought it made sense to have some more detailed information and some solid resources.

Normal Moodiness and Support for Depression

Since teenage boys and girls are famous for their moodiness, it should come as no surprise that nearly 20% of teens will...
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Depression – It’s A Family Affair

Every now and then, I'm reminded just how connective mental health problems can be.  By that, I mean how much one person's depression can touch everyone else in their family.  Depression is truly a family affair.

Major Depression

Major depression can occur when you least expect it and with someone who hasn't had a history of depression before.  It could be triggered by a weather...
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APA Blog Party – A Story Of Postpartum Depression and PMDD

Today I’m participating in the APA (American Psychological Association) Blog Party!  I’m going to take my turn by telling my postpartum depression story and share some thoughts on the general topic of mental health.

Depression Tough To Spot Even For a Professional

First, I am a licensed mental health counselor with a masters degree.  Second, I have experienced postpartum...
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Babies With Depression – Is It Possible?

Last week I caught part of an article in Time Magazine called "Small Child, Big Worries." It focuses on a diagnostic manual developed by a non-profit child advocacy group called "Zero To Three."  It has descriptions of many major mental health disorders that afflict older children, teens, and adults.  This manual has been around for years, with a most recent revision done in...
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