Theravive Home

Therapy News And Blogging

About the Author

Patricia Tomasi

Patricia Tomasi is a mom, maternal mental health advocate, journalist, and speaker. She writes regularly for the Huffington Post Canada, focusing primarily on maternal mental health after suffering from severe postpartum anxiety twice. You can find her Huffington Post biography here. Patricia is also a Patient Expert Advisor for the North American-based, Maternal Mental Health Research Collective and is the founder of the online peer support group - Facebook Postpartum Depression & Anxiety Support Group - with over 1500 members worldwide. Blog: www.patriciatomasiblog.wordpress.com
Email: tomasi.patricia@gmail.com


November 4, 2018
by Patricia Tomasi

bigstock relieved happy woman hugging m 225437998

Did You Get A Hug Today? New Study Says Hugging May Be An Effective Way To Combat Stress From Relationship Conflicts

November 4, 2018 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

bigstock relieved happy woman hugging m 225437998
While conflicts can leave us feeling uneasy, they’re a part of life and necessary at times when our boundaries are being violated. So how can we go about engaging in conflicts in a way that doesn't compromise our mental and physical health? A new study recently published in the Public Library of Science seems to have found the answer. [More]

October 2, 2018
by Patricia Tomasi

bigstock sulky angry offended child gir 235958431

First Study Of Its Kind Discovers Biological Markers That Show Why Children Of Moms With Postpartum Depression Are More Susceptible To Mental Illness

October 2, 2018 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

bigstock sulky angry offended child gir 235958431
A new study published in the Journal of Depression and Anxiety (the official journal of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America) has found stress and immune biomarkers that link children and their mothers who suffer from postpartum depression. The current study, titled, Maternal depression alters stress and immune biomarkers in mother and child, is part of a 15-year longitudinal study that followed children of depressed mothers from birth to age ten. [More]

September 25, 2018
by Patricia Tomasi

bigstock high angle view of soldier wit 258913738

Veteran Shares How Accelerated Resolution Therapy Helped Him Overcome PTSD

September 25, 2018 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

bigstock high angle view of soldier wit 258913738
According to the United States’ Veterans Association, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can occur in individuals who have witnessed combat. Research shows that in excess of 20% of veterans who served in Afghanistan and Iraq suffer from PTSD. For some, Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) may be the answer. [More]

September 18, 2018
by Patricia Tomasi

bigstock 169744382

‘Paraprofessionals’ An Important Mental Health Resource For U.S. School Children Living In Poverty

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

bigstock 169744382
A new study published in the Journal of Community Psychology takes a look at the role of paraprofessionals in high-need communities. Paraprofessionals act as liaisons between community mental health programs, families and schools. Although they don’t have the same level of training as mental health workers or teachers, studies have shown that especially in immigrant and low-income communities, paraprofessionals play an important role in helping families navigate the mental health system. [More]

September 4, 2018
by Patricia Tomasi

bigstock sad girl near road child outd 132106943

Effects of Climate Change Could See Increased Rates Of Childhood Anxiety And Depression According To New Study

September 4, 2018 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

bigstock sad girl near road child outd 132106943
The recent devastation from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria – and possibly more in the near future caused by climate change – have made the need to understand the impact of these events all the more urgent. Could a generation of children exposed to natural disasters be at risk for mental illness? [More]