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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 27, 2018
by Patricia Tomasi

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New Study Finds Women At Increased Risk For Anxiety Following Cesarean Delivery

November 27, 2018 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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The search is ongoing into the multiple causes of prenatal and postpartum depression (PPD), the umbrella term for several maternal mental health illnesses that also include anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder and psychosis. Now, a new Italian study adds to the ongoing research into the causes of PPD after its results show that new mothers are at an increased risk for anxiety following elective cesarean births. [More]