Commentary: When Sexual Violence Survivors Give Birth, Here's What You Should Know
One survivor said that during labor and delivery it would be painful for health care providers to say things like, “you’re doing a good job, honey” or “just relax” because that's the way her perpetrator talked to her when she was sexually abused.
Darker Days: Talk Therapy May Be More Durable Than Light Treatment For Seasonal Affective Disorder
In general, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for this condition hinges on reframing the patient's thinking about the approaching winter -- away from a negative attitude about the shorter, darker, freezing, snowbound days, and toward a more positive approach, for instance: What kind of fun, frolicking things can I get out and do in the cold?
Stressed-Out Undergrads And The College Mental Health Crisis
The bottom line: undergrads are struggling, many of them suffering from mild, moderate and severe mental illness. And colleges are scrambling to figure out ways to cope, from setting up automated counseling kiosks to launching campaigns promoting the message that it's all right to ask for help.
The Medicated Woman: A Pill To Feel Better, Not Squelch Emotions
I am a medicated woman. I take 50mg of Sertraline (the generic form of Zoloft) a day. I don’t take it to be more tolerable to my husband. I don’t take it because I’m embarrassed by my emotions. And I definitely don’t take it to quietly fit into a polite societal mold. I take an anti-depressant every day to quell my anxiety simply because it feels better.
On 'Radio Open Source,' An Intimate Look At Decades Of Depression
The writer George Scialabba is extraordinarily open about his decades of depression -- he has even published excerpts from his medical records -- and he shares encouragement about how depression can improve, but the deep mystery of its origins still remains.