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Post-Partum, Baby Blues
By Abigail Fagan on March 20, 2019 in Brainstorm
The new treatment could alleviate symptoms of depression in under three days.
By The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues on February 25, 2019 in Sound Science, Sound Policy
What is it and how to address it.
By Deborah L. Davis Ph.D. on February 22, 2019 in Laugh, Cry, Live
What happens if grieving parents can’t “move on” after their baby dies? Let’s look at grief and adjustment, common concerns, and the kinds of support that truly benefit parents.
By Deborah L. Davis Ph.D. on February 07, 2019 in Laugh, Cry, Live
Adjusting to a baby’s death can be extremely hard, and parents never forget. That's why they experience profound grief and a lengthy mourning, and “moving on” is not an option.
By Robert T Muller Ph.D. on January 24, 2019 in Talking About Trauma
Many mothers suffer from stress, shame, and guilt associated with breastfeeding.
By Robert D. Martin Ph.D. on January 22, 2019 in How We Do It
Colic — excessive crying by babies during the first 3 months — worries parents but is usually benign, mostly vanishing within 10 weeks. Effective treatment is at last in sight.
By Emily T. Troscianko on December 30, 2018 in A Hunger Artist
Many women worry that anorexia will affect their ability to conceive or to cope with pregnancy or motherhood. A medic and mother recovering from anorexia shares what she's learned.
By Dawn Kingston Ph.D. on November 30, 2018 in The Pregnant Pause
4 science-based ways pregnant people can dial back the "bad stress"—even if it's not possible to change the stressful situation.
By Dawn Kingston Ph.D. on November 16, 2018 in The Pregnant Pause
Living in your upper brain is a life strategy that will help you to manage difficult relationship situations. I call this a life strategy because it will help you now…
By Barbara J. Risman Ph.D. on November 04, 2018 in Gender Questions?
What do diapers, depression, and mothers have in common? The answer has important implications for American social policy.
By Michael G. Pipich MS, LMFT on September 24, 2018 in Owning Bipolar
Mood swings during pregnancy or after childbirth could be a lot more than stress. They could be the first signs of bipolar disorder.
By Dale Hartley Ph.D., MBA on September 10, 2018 in Machiavellians: Gulling the Rubes
Mothers who murder their children usually have one of these five motives.
By Monica N. Starkman M.D. on September 07, 2018 in On Call
Are you at risk for depression during pregnancy or the postpartum year? Here are the risk factors, and the prevention and treatments that work best.
By Suzanne Degges-White Ph.D. on August 09, 2018 in Lifetime Connections
New mothers may be surprised when the harsh reality of motherhood doesn't match the fantasized version. How do you know when the baby blues have lasted too long?
By Chris Gilbert, M.D., Ph.D. on July 28, 2018 in Heal the Mind to Heal the Body
An Indiana University School of Medicine team reports the results of their latest study published in JAMA and we examine related research results
By Sharon Praissman Fisher on July 18, 2018 in Beyond the Egg Timer
After overcoming fertility challenges and becoming a mother, she faces a new challenge: What to say to the friend who's had three failed IVF cycles?
By Chuck Schaeffer Ph.D. on June 17, 2018 in Psychlopedia
Why we need to include fathers when we talk about family well-being.
By Chuck Schaeffer Ph.D. on May 13, 2018 in Psychlopedia
Sleep Well As A New Parent: Yes it is possible with these six strategies
By Nicole Avena Ph.D. on May 11, 2018 in Food Junkie
What we feed babies can have a long term impact on their health, cognitive development and immune function. How can you get baby off to a good start?
By Monica N. Starkman M.D. on May 08, 2018 in On Call
Here's a psychiatrist's view of what's normal after childbirth—and what's not.
By Dawn Kingston Ph.D. on March 09, 2018 in The Pregnant Pause
The most deep-seated fear is an intense shame that you’ve harmed your baby. This fear can’t be verbalized, it’s the one that you can barely bring yourself to think about.
By Karen Kleiman MSW, LCSW on February 23, 2018 in
Every healthcare provider who comes in contact with a perinatal woman should hand her a list of reputable, reliable, and accessible local maternal mental health professionals.
By Karen Kleiman MSW, LCSW on January 23, 2018 in
They should no longer be shocked when a postpartum woman discloses she is having scary thoughts.
By Elizabeth Aura McClintock Ph.D. on November 29, 2017 in It’s a Man’s, and a Woman’s, World
Much U.S. policy facilitates breast milk pumping instead of enabling breastfeeding directly. Redefining breastfeeding affects mothers and potentially the benefits of breastfeeding.
By Dawn Kingston Ph.D. on November 29, 2017 in The Pregnant Pause
Getting enough sleep during pregnancy may be your most powerful tool in warding off postpartum depression.
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