Posts Tagged 'women’s group'

Depression During Pregnancy

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Women who have depression during pregnancy may be more likely to have a child who is depressed by the age of 18, according to a recent study. Researchers from Bristol University in the United Kingdom studied data from 4,500 parents with teen children. The higher the mothers scored on their questionnaire assessing prenatal depression, the more likely their children were to be depressed.

Since October is Depression Awareness Month, the results of this study are well timed. These findings suggest that ...

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Celebrities + Mental Health: the Amanda Bynes Story

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Over the last several years, the world watched as former child actress Amanda Bynes went from a seemingly normal teenager to a young woman in serious mental distress. Hints of trouble began in 2010 when Amanda was fired from the movie Hall Pass due to her erratic behavior. Later that year she announced she was retiring from acting. In 2012, a DUI and string of minor car accidents caused her to lose her driver’s license. A year of strange behavior and even ...

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Group Therapy Sessions Help SAD Patients

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We’re just a couple of weeks away from “falling back” from Daylight Savings time. As the days grow shorter and darker, many people begin to experience the symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD. This seasonal mood disorder causes periods of depression, social avoidance, fatigue and loss of interest in normal activities. Regular exercise, behavioral therapy from your Costa Mesa therapist and medication can help treat SAD, but the biggest benefit of all may be group therapy, including our ...

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Women’s Group Helps You Get Through Father’s Day

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Are you a single mom? Is the father of your children just not in the picture anymore? Or, is he there but not really stepping up to be the father his children deserve? Father’s Day can be a tough time for you and your kids. It’s not unusual for single mothers to feel a variety of troubling emotions over a relationship that didn’t work out or even for circumstances completely outside their control – such as the death of their ...

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