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Maternal Depression

Depression: It's Not Just in Your Head, It's Also in Your Genes

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 12.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

We also need to better detect and treat mothers who suffer from depression. We have strong evidence that untreated depression in moms impairs their attachment to their children and is associated with these children developing behavioral and emotional problems in childhood. If the moms are properly treated not only do they do better, so do their kids.

How My Postpartum Depression Turned Into A Love Story

Bridget Reddan | Posted 03.19.2014 | Parents
Bridget Reddan

For six months, I had trouble sleeping, racing thoughts, extreme anxiety, dread and suicidal thoughts. My husband would come home to find various configurations of alarm. I did not feel a bond with my daughter.

Mistakes They Can't Afford to Make

Joanne Goldblum | Posted 05.13.2013 | Impact
Joanne Goldblum

We all make mistakes, and sometimes those mistakes cost us money. Many of us can afford a mistake or two. We pay the bank, the mechanic or the gas company and we move on. Some people cannot afford to make mistakes.

Catherine Pearson

Another Effect Of Untreated Maternal Depression? | Catherine Pearson | Posted 10.09.2012 | Parents

Moms who live with depression are often issued warnings about how mood disorders may affect their babies. One study found that being depressed during ...

Catherine Pearson

Depressed Moms, Short Kids? | Catherine Pearson | Posted 09.11.2012 | Parents

Postpartum depression not only takes a toll on moms but also may have a direct impact on their children, a new study finds. Kids whose mothers sa...

Guilt: My Last, Worst Addiction

Victoria Costello | Posted 05.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Victoria Costello

People have different definitions for "recovery." Mine is doing what it takes to reduce one's worst symptoms and learn to manage the stubbornly-irritating ones that remain.