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April 10, 2018
by Patricia Tomasi

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Pregnant Women With Depression And Anxiety Face Tough Decision In Light Of New Study On Effect Of SSRIs On Infants

April 10, 2018 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi

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Choosing whether or not to take antidepressants during pregnancy is a tough decision for pregnant women experiencing depression or anxiety, especially when a new study shows the brains of infants can be affected negatively. Therapy is a great option but what should women with severe depression and anxiety do? [More]

March 29, 2018
by Tracey Block

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Talking about time off for mental health

March 29, 2018 17:03 by Tracey Block

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Have you ever taken time off from work because of a cold, flu or other physical ailment that needed attention? If so, you may have felt comfortable chatting about it when you returned to work—healthy and ready to get back at it. But the situation is often daunting for employees who need to take time off work for mental health illnesses—and then transition back into the workplace. How can you comfortably navigate information sharing about your mental health challenges at work? [More]

March 20, 2018
by Tracey Block

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Is the flu a danger to your mental health?

March 20, 2018 22:21 by Tracey Block

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The end of flu season has not quite arrived. But for those who have already unfortunately experienced it this year, the effects of the annual illness may still be lingering—in the brain. Surprising new research shows the flu may actually pose a danger to your mental health. [More]

March 17, 2018
by Tracey Block

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Smoking and your mental health

March 17, 2018 13:18 by Tracey Block

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Decades of research and statistics have proven the risks to one’s physical health from long-term tobacco smoking. Now a new study has shown that a daily habit of smoking 10 or more cigarettes is linked to a higher risk of mental illness. And the potential is even greater in those who began smoking prior to age 13. [More]

March 13, 2018
by Tracey Block

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Time change, circadian rhythm and mental illnesses

March 13, 2018 21:17 by Tracey Block

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Setting the clock ahead an hour in the spring, or back an hour in the fall, is known to make people feel sleepy and cranky while they adjust to the time change. The body's natural circadian rhythm can be briefly--and negatively--impacted by these time changes. And now, researchers are recognizing that jet lag from long distance travel can cause negative effects not only to one's physical--but to one's long-term psychological health. [More]