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Mothers and Depression

When Mom's Depressed, What Happens To The Kids?

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 11.13.2016 | Parents
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Mothers who experience depression and other forms of mental illness can't help what's happening to them, and surely they're suffering. The mentally ill often aren't capable of seeing the impact of their illness on others, so all-consuming it often is.

Why Mothers Struggling With Depression Should Seek Help

Lisa Firestone | Posted 09.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

So much worry goes into your child's well-being. Yet, one of the most important things a woman can do when becoming a mother is to work on being in good mental health herself. If she starts to notice symptoms of depression, she shouldn't be afraid or ashamed to seek help.

Lessons From Data About Depression In Stay-At-Home-Moms

Lisa Belkin | Posted 05.18.2012 | Parents

There’s a new study out today showing that mothers who stay home with children are more likely to be depressed and angry than mothers who are employ...

Too-Short Maternity Leave -- Not Working Itself -- Increases Depression In Moms

Posted 09.20.2011 | Women

It's hardly news to working moms, but for all of those who think women should stay at home with the kids, a new study from the National Bureau of Econ...