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February 26, 2019
by Patricia Tomasi

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Do Good Moms Have Scary Thoughts? Postpartum Expert’s New Book Weighs In On Little-Known Maternal Mental Illness Symptom

February 26, 2019 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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“Despite recent attention to postpartum depression and anxiety, women continue to be silenced by the taboo against expressing negative feelings and thoughts about being a mother,” Karen Kleiman told us. Kleiman is a postpartum expert and author of the new book, Good Moms Have Scary Thoughts: A Healing Guide to the Secret Fears of New Moms. “We have discovered, however, that when women find a safe place/person to disclose their unwanted and often intrusive thoughts, this decreases their anxiety, thus, helping them feel better.” [More]

February 5, 2019
by Patricia Tomasi

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How Are Those New Year's Resolutions Coming Along? New Survey Finds Anxiety One Of The Biggest Obstacles To Achieving Them

February 5, 2019 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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Though 40 per cent of us make them, according to U.S. News, 80 per cent of us abandon our New Years resolutions by mid-February. But don’t despair. There’s a growing trend taking hold to begin tackling New Year’s resolutions in February instead of the traditional January 1st race to the gate. [More]

January 8, 2019
by Patricia Tomasi

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New Study Reveals Chronic Bullying Changes Brain Structure And Leads To Anxiety In Teens

January 8, 2019 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new European study recently published in the Journal of Molecular Psychiatry is the first to show that chronic peer victimization, otherwise known as bullying, during adolescence, changes the brain structure of teens, making them more susceptible to developing anxiety. The findings are part of the IMAGEN project, a longitudinal study using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to examine links between mental illness and adolescent brain development. [More]

December 18, 2018
by Patricia Tomasi

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More Than Half Of Women Surveyed Think Postpartum Depression Is Embarrassing

December 18, 2018 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A United States national survey about postpartum depression was recently conducted by non-profit organization, HealthyWomen.org and sponsored by Sage Therapeutics. A total of 1064 women aged 18-49 completed the online survey between September 27 and October 10, 2018. Women were either pregnant or planning to become pregnant were surveyed in order to identify the perception and level of awareness of PPD. [More]

November 13, 2018
by Patricia Tomasi

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People Ordered Into Mental Health Care Are Less Likely To Perceive Their Care As Helpful, New Study Finds

November 13, 2018 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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Are your chances of recovering from mental illness greater if you seek care independently or if you’re ordered into care? This was the subject of a new study recently published in the Journal of Society and Mental Health titled, Pathways to Mental Health Services and Perceptions about the Effectiveness of Treatment. [More]