Postpartum Depression: What Women Aren't Telling Their Doctors

Written by Robyn B. Surdel

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Dr. Cheryl Beck and Dr. Robert Gable atrepparttar University of Connecticut have developed a new screening tool to assist health care professionals with identifying new mothers who may be at risk or suffering from postpartum depression. Dr. Beck suggests that doctors, midwives, and nursing staff should continuously evaluate new mothers throughoutrepparttar 126353 first year after giving birth asrepparttar 126354 more severe of these conditions may not surface until well afterrepparttar 126355 6-week obstetric check up.

While only 1% of new mothers may experiencerepparttar 126356 more obvious symptoms of Postpartum Psychosis (hallucinations, delusions, an inability to sleep, poor appetite, and bizarre/irrational behavior) these arerepparttar 126357 women who are at risk of hurting themselves or their new baby. Early detection of perinatal mood disorders is imperative to prevent another senseless loss of life, however our perception of mental illness and its associated diseases must change. Women need to feel confident that their healthcare professionals will take appropriate steps to get themrepparttar 126358 help they need without fear of shame or consequence.

If you are concerned that someone you love is experiencing any ofrepparttar 126359 above symptoms, please request help in your area by going onrepparttar 126360 web to Professionals are standing by to answer your questions.

Robyn B. Surdel Robynís Nest ~ The Parenting Network

After having children, Robyn found that there was a need for reliable and current information on all children's issues. Not finding the medical, behavior or psychological information available to parents or grandparents, she wondered what to do. Of course, being skilled on the computer, informed about children's issues and with a desire to help others, she started her web site and put aired information on TV.

Worry and Anxiety Help

Written by Ken McIsaac

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"My life has been full of terrible misfortunes, most of which never happened." - Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592)

A lot of our anxieties and fears have no sound basis. The rest, when examined for what they are, can usually be set aside. Inrepparttar small percentage of cases where they cannot, they should not dominate our lives. If it's something we can do nothing about, let's spend our time thinking aboutrepparttar 126352 good and pleasant things in our lives, and move on in a peaceful and contented state of mind.

"There is great beauty in going through life without anxiety or fear. Half our fears are baseless, andrepparttar 126353 other half discreditable." - Christian Bovee (1820-1904)

It's never too late to start eliminating worry.

This article is an excerpt from 32 KEYS A Collection of Ideas About Life by Ken McIsaac. Read the complete book online at

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