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Post-Partum, Baby Blues
By Alison Escalante M.D. on November 09, 2019 in Shouldstorm
Though it’s called Baby-Friendly, most parents experience it as parent unfriendly. Now, new research concludes that this set of hospital practices doesn’t work for breastfeeding.
By Renee Engeln Ph.D. on October 14, 2019 in Beauty Sick
A new study finds that a majority of pregnant women report being shamed for weight gain. This can lead to stress, depression, and maladaptive eating.
By Tanya Cotler Ph.D. on October 06, 2019 in Motherhood Made Real
An exploration of the need for, and importance of, agency in new motherhood—and the surprising place it’s most likely to be found.
By Elena Blanco-Suarez Ph.D. on August 25, 2019 in Brain Chemistry
The FDA approved a new drug to treat postpartum depression. Though its availability is questionable, it may help destigmatize this common condition.
By Claudia M Gold M.D. on March 28, 2019 in Child in Mind
Prevention programs for babies and parents give everyone a healthy start.
By Abigail Fagan on March 20, 2019 in Brainstorm
The new treatment could alleviate symptoms of depression in under three days.
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 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.
By The Seleni Institute on October 10, 2017 in Women’s Mental Health Matters
The hit comedy Black-ish tackles postpartum depression in a mom of color. If you are struggling, here is how to break the "strong black woman" stereotype and get help now.
By Darby Saxbe Ph.D. on August 26, 2017 in Home Base
Postpartum depression can affect dads as well as moms. Testosterone might play a role—and has some surprising consequences for the well-being of fathers and their partners.
By Karen Kleiman MSW, LCSW on August 02, 2017 in
If we consider depression as a voice that serves to protect the core self, it may be the only way her system can respond when she’s overwhelmed.
By Robert D. Martin Ph.D. on July 25, 2017 in How We Do It
Multiple pregnancies bring more bundles of joy, but premature birth is more common. Delayed motherhood and fertility treatments are boosting the frequency of multiple births.
By Eugene Rubin M.D., Ph.D. on July 25, 2017 in Demystifying Psychiatry
A neuroactive steroid whose levels increase dramatically during pregnancy and then fall rapidly after delivery is reported to be effective in treating post-partum depression.
By Karen Kleiman MSW, LCSW on July 18, 2017 in
Authentic suffering is that which is obscured by what she wants us to know and what she will let us see.
By Joachim I Krueger Ph.D. on June 22, 2017 in One Among Many
Psychologists work in organizations, contributing to the bottom line. How do they fare in a world where ‘p’ stands for profit instead of probability?
By American Psychoanalytic Association on June 16, 2017 in Psychoanalysis Unplugged
This Father's Day, let's challenge the most pervasive fantasy of all time — that fathers don’t need emotional support.
By Asa Don Brown Ph.D. on June 07, 2017 in Towards Recovery
There is no greater grief, than when a parent losses a child.
By Karen Kleiman MSW, LCSW on May 23, 2017 in
Passive thoughts of suicide should alert every therapist to the possibility that darkness is looming.
By Vanessa LoBue Ph.D. on May 08, 2017 in The Baby Scientist
Doctors tout the benefits of breastfeeding, often using the phrase "Breast is Best." According to research, nursing has benefits, but it can also come at a cost for some moms.
By Robert D. Martin Ph.D. on March 14, 2017 in How We Do It
Breast-feeding benefits mothers, not just babies. It speeds recovery of the womb after birth. Later in life, risks of heart disease and breast and ovarian cancer are reduced.
By Karen Kleiman MSW, LCSW on January 03, 2017 in
Connecting with a therapist who knows what is going on with you right now provides clarification and essential reassurance
By Ellen Hendriksen, Ph.D. on October 06, 2016 in How to Be Yourself
A mother's difficulties don't end after labor, but when are your hardships more than just "baby blues"? Here are some signs of postpartum depression that you need to look out for.
By Jean Kim M.D. on September 29, 2016 in Culture Shrink
We need to examine how the biological symptoms of postpartum mental illnesses intersect with the high societal expectations regarding the "perfect mother."
By Robert T Muller Ph.D. on June 30, 2016 in Talking About Trauma
New research sheds light on men's experience with postpartum depression
By The Seleni Institute on May 17, 2016 in Women’s Mental Health Matters
Black women face a formidable stereotype when it comes to mental health: the myth of the black "superwoman." Here's how to break through it and feel better.
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