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April 10, 2018
by Patricia Tomasi

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Pregnant Women With Depression And Anxiety Face Tough Decision In Light Of New Study On Effect Of SSRIs On Infants

April 10, 2018 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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Choosing whether or not to take antidepressants during pregnancy is a tough decision for pregnant women experiencing depression or anxiety, especially when a new study shows the brains of infants can be affected negatively. Therapy is a great option but what should women with severe depression and anxiety do? [More]

April 9, 2018
by Arthur Hunter

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Facebook and Zuckerberg Grilled By Lawmakers, Should Social Media fall under the First Amendment?

April 9, 2018 10:29 by Arthur Hunter  [About the Author]

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Mark Zuckerberg endured a grilling at the capital. In the wake of high profile censorship, some are calling for social media content creators to have first amendment protections. Currently, they censor and throttle ideas for any reason whatsoever. They can do it because they are "private entities". If it acts like a public forum, looks like a public forum, and actually has most of the entire public using it, then why is it not a public forum? At what point will our laws change to protect content creators? [More]

March 29, 2018
by Tracey Block

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Industry Experts Discuss Taking Time off Work for Mental Health

March 29, 2018 17:03 by Tracey Block  [About the Author]

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Have you ever taken time off from work because of a cold, flu or other physical ailment that needed attention? If so, you may have felt comfortable chatting about it when you returned to work—healthy and ready to get back at it. But the situation is often daunting for employees who need to take time off work for mental health illnesses—and then transition back into the workplace. How can you comfortably navigate information sharing about your mental health challenges at work? [More]

March 21, 2018
by Amy Rollo

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Compassion Fatigue Challenges Todays Caregivers

March 21, 2018 18:23 by Amy Rollo  [About the Author]

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Compassion fatigue is often described as a loss of caring about clients, often to a degree of feeling irritated by their problems (Brown, 2017). A person-centered approach is often noted as the foundation for any therapeutic relationship. A person-centered approach includes having unconditional positive regard, empathy, and congruence for a client. Compassion fatigue and person-centered therapy simply cannot go together. In fact, most experts would agree that the therapeutic relationship is the most important indicator for the likelihood of success in treatment. The question becomes how can therapists continue to practice to earn a living while also making themselves susceptible to compassion fatigue? [More]