Are Depression and Anxiety Meds OK During Pregnancy?

SOURCES: Mary Kimmel, MD, assistant professor and medical director of the Perinatal Psychiatry Inpatient Unit at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC. American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists: “Postpartum Depression.” National Library of Medicine: “Generalized anxiety disorder: course and risk factors in pregnancy,” “Detecting Patterns of Prescription Drug Use During Pregnancy and Lactation with Visualization … Read more

Are you lonely and what you can do about it?

In India too, a number of people may suffer from pangs of loneliness even while being cosseted by family. (PTI Image) By Aruna Sankaranarayanan That the family is the most central and cohesive unit of our Indian social fabric is practically indisputable. Though the joint family system has increasingly splintered into nuclear residences, the family … Read more

Support Animals for Schizophrenia

Sources: Greg and Melanie Wilson, Daytona Beach, FL. Frontiers in Veterinary Science: “Psychiatric Assistance Dog Use for People Living with Mental Health Disorders.” Janice Lloyd, associate professor in the College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences at James Cook University in Australia. Frontiers in Psychology: “Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) Program As a … Read more

COVID Especially Risky With Schizophrenia

THURSDAY, Jan. 28, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Schizophrenia is second only to age when it comes to risk factors for dying from COVID-19, new research suggests. People with this mental illness are known to be at greater risk for contracting COVID-19, but the new study shows they are also more likely to die from … Read more

COVID Stressing the Nation’s Stress Therapy System

Amy Cirbus, PhD, Talkspace, New York City. Lucy McBride, MD, Foxhall Internists, Washington, DC. Lynn Bufka, PhD, American Psychological Association, Washington, DC. American Psychological Association. Death Studies: “Internet-based cognitive-behavioral therapy for complicated grief: a randomized controlled trial.” Psychiatric Services: “Outcomes of 98,609 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs patients enrolled in telemental health services, 2006-2010.” … Read more

New Year Parenting Goals: Can ‘RESPECT’ be taught to children?

The children in their attempt to be acknowledged tend to exaggerate the matter which then turns disrespectful. (Representative image) By Seema Lal Anything that can be learnt, can be taught as well. The simplest way to teach respect to children is by being respectful to them. Children tend to become disrespectful in the face of … Read more

Pandemic Tougher on Mental Health For Women Than Men

Pandemic Tougher on Mental Health For Women Than Men

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The COVID-19 pandemic may be taking a bigger toll on women’s mental health than on men’s, new research suggests. For the study, researchers examined the results of an online survey of 112 men and 459 women in Canada. The survey took place between March 23 and June 7, … Read more

Making Boredom Help You Thrive During COVID-19

Corinna S. Martarelli, PhD, assistant professor, Swiss Distance University Institute (FernUni). Nature: “Too bored to bother?” CDC COVID Tracker: “Demographic Trends of COVID-19 cases and deaths in the US reported to CDC, Cases by Age Group.” Blake Guntharp, unemployed recent college graduate, Pontotoc, MS. Mississippi state department of labor unemployment statistics online. … Read more

How to stay healthy in winters: 10 Naturopathy and Yoga tips for Diabetics

Apart from that, saline rinses using a Neti pot should also be practiced as it keeps the respiratory passages clear. (Representative image) By Dr HP Bharathi People with diabetes face a real challenge during the winter season. The cold weather coupled with reduced physical activity puts stress on the body, causing it to go into … Read more