Theravive Home

Therapy News And Blogging

August 28, 2018
by Patricia Tomasi

bigstock picture of pregnant woman taki 236578537

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

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

bigstock picture of pregnant woman taki 236578537
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]

August 20, 2018
by Patricia Tomasi

bigstock young smiling couple holding a 14507864

New Study Shows Dad’s Genes Can Impact Mom’s Love For Her Baby

August 20, 2018 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

bigstock young smiling couple holding a 14507864
Although this is a study with mice, researchers believe that it does have relevance to human pregnancy because placental endocrine dysfunction could contribute to a mood disorder and the researchers have already published that a gene in the same family is abnormally expressed in the placenta of women with depression in pregnancy. [More]

August 4, 2018
by Patricia Tomasi

bigstock frontal view of cute bank vole 200678308

New Study Using Prairie Voles Sheds Light On Potential Treatment For Depressed Single Moms

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

bigstock frontal view of cute bank vole 200678308
The financial burden faced by many single mothers has been found to be the main reason single mothers are more likely to experience mental health problems than mothers with partners. A new study published in the Journal of Behavioural Brain Research shows that although the level of maternal care of single prairie vole mothers is on par with partnered mothers, the emotional health of single mothers is much more negatively affected than in female prairie voles in a dual parental arrangement. [More]

July 9, 2018
by Patricia Tomasi

bigstock 198340801

Dads Who Don't Take Paternity Leave at Higher Risk for Paternal Postpartum Depression, Study Shows

July 9, 2018 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

bigstock 198340801
Maternal postpartum depression, a mood disorder experienced by up to 20 per cent of women after they’ve had a baby, is also experienced by men in the form of paternal postpartum depression. Taking leave after the birth of a child may lower a father's risk of this serious, yet seldom reported condition. [More]

March 21, 2018
by Amy Rollo

bigstock 211944916

Compassion Fatigue Challenges Todays Caregivers

March 21, 2018 18:23 by Amy Rollo  [About the Author]

bigstock 211944916
Compassion fatigue is often described as a loss of caring about clients, often to a degree of feeling irritated by their problems (Brown, 2017). A person-centered approach is often noted as the foundation for any therapeutic relationship. A person-centered approach includes having unconditional positive regard, empathy, and congruence for a client. Compassion fatigue and person-centered therapy simply cannot go together. In fact, most experts would agree that the therapeutic relationship is the most important indicator for the likelihood of success in treatment. The question becomes how can therapists continue to practice to earn a living while also making themselves susceptible to compassion fatigue? [More]