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Is Postpartum Depression a Disease of Modern Civilization?

Wray Herbert | Posted 07.24.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Working with UCLA's Martie Haselton, Chapman University psychological scientist Jennifer Hahn-Holbrook has been exploring the evidence from diverse sources to argue that postpartum depression is linked to early weaning, deficient diet, inactivity, not enough sunshine, and lack of family support.

How to Protect Yourself in the Workplace if You're Suffering From Postpartum Depression

Tom Spiggle | Posted 07.24.2014 | Business
Tom Spiggle

Do your best not to let shame keep you from protecting yourself. Mental illness, like postpartum depression, is real and can have dire effects on your work performance and personal life.

Diary of a Depressed Night Owl: The Search for Happiness Late Into the Evening

Nick Norton | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Nick Norton

As a night owl myself, I've noticed how my moods are sometimes affected the later I stay up. Nights can be exciting moments of creativity or a depressing slog into the next day. I wanted to find out -- what can I do to be a happy night owl?

Why Farmer Suicide Rates Are the Highest of Any Occupation

Terezia Farkas | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Terezia Farkas

The next time you're munching on that delicious corn or eating something that comes from a farm, think about this: Suicide rates in farmers are the highest of any occupation. That's an alarming statistic.

The Quickest Way Out of the Dumps

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Life here is a great gift. In the spiritual realm, we do not come up against darkness -- the darkness that challenges us to discover our own light. Only by coming up against our own and other's wounds can we discover how to heal them.

7 Strategies To Help You Find Serenity Right Now

Jennifer Taitz | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Taitz

We may dread alone time when we don't have a strategy to be with ourselves. Thoughts create sensations and bring to the moment vivid events removed from the now.

8 Powerful Questions That Will Change Your Life

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 07.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

So often when people are anxious, depressed, dealing with relationship issues, or going through a life transition, their thoughts linger on what isn't right, their faults, and perceived weaknesses. Redirecting your attention to what you're good at and your strengths is a powerful step to bring about change.

My OCD, By The Numbers

Abby Heugel | Posted 07.21.2014 | Women
Abby Heugel

I would much rather deprive myself of certain things or stick to my rigid routine than deal with not knowing how I'll feel if I change it all up.

These 12 Incredibly Successful People Will Change The Way You Think About Depression

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 07.21.2014 | Healthy Living

In a world where 350 million people suffer from depression, it's hard to fathom why the illness could be brushed under the rug. But for public figures...

The Faint Line of Sanity

Pamela Brill | Posted 07.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Pamela Brill

Years ago, when I was doing a psychiatry rotation at Bellevue, I learned a valuable lesson. One that has stayed with me since. Sometimes, it whispers ...

Life After Prozac: New Fronts in the Fight Against Depression

Christopher King | Posted 07.18.2014 | Science
Christopher King

The year 1988 saw the U.S. release of the antidepressant Prozac. Within two years, the compound became not only the most prescribed drug in the world ...

Gynecomastia and My Traumatic Day at the Beach

Lorne Jaffe | Posted 07.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Lorne Jaffe

It took 10 years post-gynecomastia surgery for me to go to the beach and take off my shirt because I still felt those now phantom breasts and stares.

Looking Depression In the Face: Botox as Antidepressant

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Recent research suggests that the frown of depression is anything but superficial and should not be taken at face value. Wiping that expression off your face is the latest treatment for depression. And Botox, America's favorite neurotoxin, allows for this therapeutic loss of face.

Considering Antidepressants During Pregnancy? Read This

Seleni Institute | Posted 07.16.2014 | Parents
Seleni Institute

Healthcare professionals must balance the possible risks of a medication against the possible benefit. In a pregnant woman, that requires considering the effect of an untreated mood or psychiatric disorder on a fetus or developing child against the risk of medication-related birth defects or other problems after a child is born.

12 Things I Would Whisper To A Newborn Child

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 07.14.2014 | Parents
Kathleen Buckstaff

Learning how to fly means learning how to let go of suffering and of people and things that drag you down. Learning how to fly is why you are here. Figure out what it means to you to fly. And then fly!

Why You Must Play With Your Teens

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 07.14.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

I am not suggesting that you make a u-turn and start being your teen's friend. I'm suggesting instead that you remember to teach your child about the importance of work, the importance of love and the importance of play.

Mental Health in the Black Community

Krystal Reddick | Posted 07.11.2014 | Black Voices
Krystal Reddick

There is stigma in every racial and ethnic community around mental health, but especially so in the black community. But there is nothing more important than self-care. It is not a sign of weakness to ask for help. We were not meant to soldier on alone. We are part of communities for a reason.

National Nude Day: Bare it All and Love It

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 07.10.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Take a deep breath and relax! Nudity is more at this stage of life than just taking your clothes off...thankfully!

DOJ Thinks Bar Examiners Should Know Less About Mental Health of Would-Be Attorneys. And That's A Good Thing.

Patrick R. Krill | Posted 07.10.2014 | Politics
Patrick R. Krill

As part of this examination for becoming a licensed attorney, states have historically and routinely inquired into the mental health histories of applicants, including asking probing questions about diagnoses, not behavior.

3 Steps To Get Out Of Your Hidden Depression

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 07.10.2014 | Fifty
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

The good news is that you can feel better. If you are in a relationship, you can feel more connected. And your family can function in a much healthier manner. These three steps are a beginning. The beginning of a journey where you will start to know who you really are.

The Real Quarter-Life Crisis

Emily Williams | Posted 07.09.2014 | Women
Emily Williams

I look around at the ugly light-colored Ikea furniture that the rental agency picked to decorate this apartment. I barely own anything in this room. It's not mine, not part of my life; it just encompasses it. All of this is temporary and unsettled -- fleeting. It has all been used before.

How Loved Ones Can Help You Cope With Depression

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living

Only those living with anxiety or depression can truly understand the crippling effects of the symptoms that come along with them. From feeling empty ...

The Secret to Dealing With Chronic Complainers

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

What makes it so difficult to deal with chronic complainers is how resistant they are to support, cheering-up or advice. The secret to dealing with a chronic complainer is to first understand his or her mindset. Here are three pieces of advice...

A Letter to My Younger Self

Krystal Reddick | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Krystal Reddick

Life is not over. You just hit a bump in the road. No one plans on getting sick. You cannot account for how an illness might derail your life.

The Power of Meditative Thinking Versus Positive Thinking

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

With meditation one can learn to be in any scenario and access it from an optimistic stance. When we work together, we focus on seeing the truth of our situations.