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August 28, 2018
by Patricia Tomasi

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More Research Needed On Effects Of SSRIs On Pregnant And Postpartum Women

August 28, 2018 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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One of the front line treatments for pregnant and postpartum women suffering from depression and anxiety is selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). But due to a lack of research on SSRIs in females, little is known about their effects across the maternal spectrum as well as on infants exposed to the drug through breast milk. [More]

September 7, 2015
by Alicia Meade, MA, LCSW

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The little pink Viagra pill: Is This the New Miracle Pill for Women?

September 7, 2015 07:55 by Alicia Meade, MA, LCSW   [About the Author]

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In August 2015 the Food and Drug Administration approved the first pill designed to treat lowered sexual desire in women. Depending on who is speaking, this decision is either revolutionary, a breakthrough to marvel at and sign of progress because it promotes the viewpoint that low sexual desire is a biological reality versus something existing solely in a woman’s head. Or it’s a mistake caused by the F.D.A collapsing from the pressure created by various lobby groups and a sad reflection of society’s penchant of viewing the aging process as something that needs to be fixed rather than accepted. [More]

January 15, 2015
by Lisa La Rose, M.A., L.P.C.

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More Than Just Talk- How Psychotherapy Changes Your Brain

January 15, 2015 07:55 by Lisa La Rose, M.A., L.P.C.  [About the Author]

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Over the past few decades, a number of studies have evaluated how psychotherapy—from CBT to DBT to Psycho dynamic Therapy—works to change the brain. They have looked at which areas of the brain are affected during and after the therapy process, and how these changes lead to symptom reduction and overall improved functioning for clients. [More]

October 31, 2014
by Marti Wormuth, MA

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Why Mental Health Continues to Come up in the News

October 31, 2014 04:55 by Marti Wormuth, MA  [About the Author]

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One thing that seems to be coming up in the news a lot is mental health. Whether it's a new mental health discovery, or it's something that has occurred that causes us to talk about the mental health care system in our country, there are a lot of questions out there about the mental health system and what can and/or should be done about it. But why does this keep happening? [More]

October 2, 2014
by Marti Wormuth, MA

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Medicine Has Advanced But Do We Need It?

October 2, 2014 04:55 by Marti Wormuth, MA  [About the Author]

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Medication is one of those hot topics that some people really don't like to talk about if they don't have to. Because of this, they find that it's really difficult to see why someone may need medication. Millions of people around the world take some sort of medication for mental illness, so if this is something that has come up with your psychiatrist or another mental health professional, it's nothing to be ashamed of. [More]

September 23, 2014
by Marti Wormuth, MA

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A Brief Look at Bipolar Disorder

September 23, 2014 04:55 by Marti Wormuth, MA  [About the Author]

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There are a lot of disorders out there that people deal with every single day. Because of that, it's important to understand how they are diagnosed, how they work, and what they are. More and more information comes out about these disorders all the time, and because of this, it's important to stay abreast of the issues and get informed about them. October 10th is National Bipolar Awareness Day, and because of that, we're going to take a closer look at what bipolar disorder is, how it affects someone, and how people cope with the disorder during their everyday lives. [More]

September 3, 2014
by Cathy England, MA

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Treatment Compliance in Bipolar Disorder

September 3, 2014 04:55 by Cathy England, MA  [About the Author]

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Bipolar Disorder was commonly referred to as Manic Depressive Disorder, and is a mental illness that is characterized by extreme changes in mood from very high or manic, and very low or depressed. It is considered to be one of the more disabling disorders especially when it goes untreated. During manic phases, people can be self-destructive and impulsive which can be difficult for others to deal with. Also during a manic phase, many people living with this illness are likely to “feel great” and might become non-compliant with the treatment that keeps them more stable. [More]