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December 11, 2018
by Patricia Tomasi

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Researchers Hope To Move New Depression Treatment Technique - rTMS - From the Margin To The Mainstream

December 11, 2018 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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Clinical trials are underway by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Canada for a new treatment option for major depressive disorder called Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS). The treatment is being hailed by rTMS researchers as a transformative treatment for those suffering from treatment-resistant depression. [More]

December 2, 2018
by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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When Balance Fails

December 2, 2018 19:42 by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW  [About the Author]

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Unfortunately, self-examination is painful. One is confronted with perceived deficiencies in a world that demands perfection. Those who ignore life’s grey areas cannot understand or embrace self-love and empowerment. The belief that a situation is all good or all bad builds a barrier that obstructs acceptance and understanding. At first blush, it is tempting to project one’s feelings of deficiency onto an outside source — just like the ancient scapegoat. [More]

November 27, 2018
by Patricia Tomasi

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New Study Finds Women At Increased Risk For Anxiety Following Cesarean Delivery

November 27, 2018 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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The search is ongoing into the multiple causes of prenatal and postpartum depression (PPD), the umbrella term for several maternal mental health illnesses that also include anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder and psychosis. Now, a new Italian study adds to the ongoing research into the causes of PPD after its results show that new mothers are at an increased risk for anxiety following elective cesarean births. [More]