It was nothing less than a miracle that a 10 month old boy was saved after his mom jumped from her apartment on Wednesday carrying him. Sadly, the women did not survive.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is currently considered the most common neurodevelopmental disorder in children. According to the most recent information, about 7 percent of all children are diagnosed with the condition, and it is three times more prevalent in boys than in girls.
What makes one child more stressed than his or her peers? Is it nature or nurture? Genetics or hormone imbalances? Many have sought out the answers to these questions, but the data still comes up mixed. Some have found that nurture is more important while others are convinced that nature is more influential on the emotional development of a child.
There have been many questions and concerns surrounding depression and SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) drugs during pregnancy. While researchers have found, through previous studies, that there is a higher risk for some conditions, there are still some unknowns when it comes to SSRI use during pregnancy. But for that matter, there are still some questions about how depression itself can affect the overall pregnancy outcome.
While postpartum depression receives a lot of acknowledgement, there is another form of depression that is less talked about: perinatal depression (depression during pregnancy). For sufferers of this psychiatric condition, the fluctuation of hormones and stresses of everyday life get to be too much, and they become depressed.
Whether you’re a stay-at-home mom or a working mom, you know there are those tasks at home that will never be finished – the laundry, the shopping, the meal preparations – and it’s enough to drive anyone to the brink of insanity.
Postnatal depression is a condition that many women develop after giving birth. Symptoms can develop anywhere from a few days to several months after birth and, unlike baby blues, postnatal condition does not fade over time. Symptoms can include a constant feeling of irritation, feelings of being ‘trapped,’ lack of motivation, lack of interest in [...]
Morning sickness is often expected during pregnancy. Long-term or extreme morning sickness, however, may cause more issues than previously realized.
Known as hyperemesis gravidarum (HG), extreme morning sickness affects thousands of women every year -around 285,000 American women alone.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is advising doctors to screen new mothers for postpartum depression more thoroughly. A clinical study by the AAP has found that depression in mothers can have a negative effect on cognitive, and social development, beginning as early as two months.
Omega 3s are an important part of everyone’s diet, fighting off heart disease and some cancers. New research may show that taking omega 3s during pregnancy could also help children with depression.
A new study indicates that babies that are born to moms who suffer from depression during pregnancy may have higher stress hormones, which can cause developmental issues.