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July 23, 2019
by Patricia Tomasi

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New Study Looks At Why People With The Same Mental Illness React Differently To The Same Antidepressant

July 23, 2019 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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Why is it that antidepressants, in particular selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), don’t work on nearly 30 per cent of people with major depressive disorder (MDD)? SSRIs are the most commonly prescribed antidepressants for MDD. Though the cause of MDD is still unknown, researchers have found that it has something to do with the serotonergic circuit in the brain. [More]

July 16, 2019
by Patricia Tomasi

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Mom Congress And 2020 Mom Are On A Mission To Improve U.S. Maternal Mental Health Care

July 16, 2019 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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The U.S. has the worst rate of maternal deaths in the developed world and Mom Congress hopes to change that. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2019, American women are more than twice as likely to die of pregnancy-related causes than they were in 1987. Though the U.S. still does not track maternal suicides, the U.K. reports suicide to be the number one cause of maternal mortality. “This is unacceptable,” 2020 Mom founder, Joy Burkhard, told us, “and change must happen.” [More]

July 10, 2019
by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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An Old Old Story

July 10, 2019 15:48 by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW  [About the Author]

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The conundrum continues… What to do about Women? Are they electable? Are they shrews (or another word that begins with b and ends with h)? Are they capable of thinking (logically)? When will they have the time? Do they understand the difference between the Federal and State legislatures? And so on and so forth. In fact, these quandaries have been haunting some United States citizens since before the passage of the 19th amendment onAugust 18, 1920. They rage on today in 2019. What staying power! [More]

July 9, 2019
by Patricia Tomasi

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Netflix And Chill? For Some, It’s Not That Simple According To A New Study

July 9, 2019 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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How involved in a show or movie do you get? Do you think about it once it’s over? Do you analyze the plot line over and over in your head? How "into" the characters do you get? Do you tend to emotionally get drawn into a television show or movie more than others? According to a new study, anxious people tend to form relationships with characters in television shows and films, more than others without anxiety. [More]

July 5, 2019
by Tina Arnoldi

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Not All Mental Health Apps Are Effective

July 5, 2019 09:09 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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Many people turn to smartphones for mental health assistance since most apps are free and can be used in the privacy of one's own home. (Whether or not the data is private is debatable). However, although new apps continue to come to market, a recent report found that only two-thirds of the apps recently studied were effective in diagnosing or managing a mental health condition. Does this mean professionals should discourage clients from using them? [More]

July 2, 2019
by Patricia Tomasi

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Are You A “Maximizer” Or A “Satisficer”? Better Find Out! Your Marital Happiness May Depend On It

July 2, 2019 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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Though the divorce rate in the United States is 50 per cent and growing, and higher for second and third marriages, over 90 per cent of people in Western cultures still decide to get married by the age of 50. Why is the divorce rate so high? The influences on marital success are varied and many. What about the way in which people approach the important decision about whom they will spend their life with? Could that be having an effect? [More]