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August 20, 2018
by Patricia Tomasi

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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]

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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]

July 31, 2018
by Patricia Tomasi

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As The Debate Over Abortion Continues, The Mental Health Of Women Must Not Be Overlooked Say Researchers

July 31, 2018 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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Reyah Balthazar of Toronto, Canada was five months pregnant when she had to make the difficult decision to have an abortion due to pregnancy complications that would have put her life and the life of her baby at risk. “It was the hardest decision I ever had to make,” says Balthazar. “It has been a year now and I am still grieving the loss of my baby. I had always been pro-life, and to have to go through that procedure was traumatizing. I am still trying to come to terms with the experience.” [More]

July 30, 2018
by Hilda Huj

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Screenism: Impacts the Modern World Has on Us

July 30, 2018 18:26 by Hilda Huj  [About the Author]

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We live in a technological world, full of different “screens” we look at on an everyday basis. From our childhood and throughout our adolescence and adulthood, we are exposed to them. However, not that often we question ourselves about the impact they have on us. In the matter of fact, we are often fascinated with the fact that children now can so early use different devices, such as phones and tablets. But we often fail to explore this fascination further and ask ourselves what this really means when it comes to the development of children. [More]

May 7, 2018
by Amy Rollo

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Using Play Therapy as Communication for Parents

May 7, 2018 12:06 by Amy Rollo  [About the Author]

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There are many different modalities of play therapy. While there are different types, all of the forms use play as the main form of communication. Play is thought to be a child’s natural language, so toys are an ordinary way for a child to communicate. Much research suggests that children 9 years and below can benefit from play therapy. [More]

February 5, 2018
by Patricia Tomasi

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First Study Of Its Kind in Canada Looks At Biological Embedding of Adverse Prenatal And Early Childhood Experiences

February 5, 2018 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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Researchers are wondering whether our biology is affected as an infant due to adverse early life experiences. The first study of its kind examining biological embedding is a Canadian study also looking at an intervention program to prevent children from developing mental illnesses as an adult. [More]

January 11, 2018
by Tracey Block

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When technology contributes to mental illness

January 11, 2018 02:10 by Tracey Block  [About the Author]

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The goal of innovations in technology is to bring about positive change and improvements. But once time has passed and a new technology has become a part of daily life, the good and the bad become more apparent. In a recent letter to Apple Inc., major investors presented the company with their concerns over the addictive influence of iPhones and other electronic devices on the children and youth who use them. [More]