Dad with post-natal depression reveals 'dark thoughts' left him worried he'd harm baby daughter

EXCLUSIVE: Stephen Gillatt, from Faversham, Kent battled a fruit machine addiction in his 20s and tried to take his own life before he was 30 - both of which he felt he couldn't tell anyone about.
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ConclusionTransient 5-HT inhibition at adolescence may act, in females, as a protective factor for the emergence of anxiety disorders and problematic use of alcohol during adolescence.
Source: Psychopharmacology - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Do you have difficult — or even toxic — family members? How does one go about setting boundaries with them? And is it OK to cut them off? In today’s Not Crazy podcast, Jackie and Gabe tackle these tough questions with Sonya Mastick, a mental health advocate and fellow podcaster of a show called “What Won’t She Say?” Sonya shares her personal story of how she handled her toxic mom and demonstrates how it’s OK, and sometimes even necessary, to set strong boundaries with family members who hurt you. It’s also OK if those boundaries shift and evolve with time. Tune in for an hon...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Family General Interview LifeHelper Mental Health and Wellness Not Crazy Podcast Source Type: blogs
ConclusionsDepression and SUD treatment need are common among women. However, treatment receipt differs between these behavioral health conditions.
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
This article shares her story of recovery.
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Anorexia Anxiety and Panic Disorders Eating Disorders General Medications Mental Health and Wellness Psychology Psychology Around the Net Research Depression gut bacteria Magic Mushrooms postpartum depression psychedelic therap Source Type: blogs
 Touch is a powerful thing. From the time we’re born, and throughout our lives, humans need touch to thrive and develop properly. Sadly, many people in our culture experience a profound lack of caring and respectful platonic touch. Today’s guest, Rev. Edie Weinstein, has a remedy for this. She is the founder of Hug Mobsters Armed With Love, which offers FREE HUGS events for the public. Tune in to discover how Edie got started in the hugging “business,” the ins and outs of giving free hugs in public, and how she manages to gently navigate our culture’s understandable wariness of inappropria...
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AbstractThe effect of a novel mentalization-based parenting intervention was explored on prenatal self-reported mentalization (P-PRFQ), attachment (MFAS), depression (EPDS) and anxiety (STAI) among women with substance use problems. The participants were 90 pregnant women referred to obstetric outpatient care due to recent or current substance use and randomized into intervention (n = 46) and control (n = 44) groups. The intervention group received three interactive 4D ultrasound sessions and a week-by-week pregnancy diary. The control condition was constituted of treatment-as-usual in obstetric...
Source: International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction - Category: Addiction Source Type: research
A fundamental assumption of libertarianism, and of ordinary conservatism, is that people's lot in life is generally deserved. Poor people, substance abusers, offenders -- they didn't work hard enough, they are moral failures, they don't love Jesus, whatever, it's their own fault. People who are economically and socially successful earned what they have. Social problems are individual problems -- if we try to help the unfortunate, we just enable their failings.Back in the 1990s (while Bill Clinton was president) the CDC cosponsored a study withKaiser-Permanente on what are called Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE). Sure, w...
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Publication date: Available online 2 November 2019Source: Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological PsychiatryAuthor(s): George AndersonAbstractThe pathoetiology and pathophysiology of borderline personality disorder (BPD) have been relatively under-explored. Consequently, no targetted pharmaceutical treatments or preventative interventions are available. The current article reviews the available data on the biological underpinnings of BPD, highlighting a role for early developmental processes, including prenatal stress and maternal dysbiosis, in BPD pathoetiology. Such factors are proposed to drive alterations i...
Source: Progress in Neuro Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: This study revealed the possibility that mothers with PIU recognize child abuse more than mothers without PIU. However, further studies should be conducted to increase reliability and validity. PMID: 31374446 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Child Abuse and Neglect - Category: Child Development Authors: Tags: Child Abuse Negl Source Type: research
 Jennifer Marshall is a mom, executive director, storyteller, and a woman living with bipolar disorder. In 2011, she started chronicling her challenges of living with mental illness while raising two young children.  Her story was a powerful one and connected with people all over the country, many of whom wrote to her to say that they had been inspired after reading her blog.  Jennifer knew she was onto something, and that storytelling was a powerful tool for healing.  This was the beginning of ‘This Is My Brave’ – a nonprofit with the mission of bringing stories of mental illness and ad...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Bipolar Relationships Self-Help The Psych Central Show Women's Issues Source Type: blogs
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