Monthly Archives: December 2011

Depression’s Chemical Imbalance Explained | Psych Central News

An extremely important new study in light of the raging debate about whether there is a neuro-biochemical basis for depression and other mental disorders. New research underscores the role of neurotransmitter depletion.

Depression’s Chemical Imbalance Explained | Psych Central News.

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Moms who work part-time may be less prone to depression – New York Daily News

There’s common sense, and then there’s science. In this case, they coincide… Moms who work part-time may be less prone to depression – New York Daily News.

“Getting to Happy” …My Top Ten Tips

Here I offer my top ten tips for mental wellness, drawn from  research for A Lethal Inheritance and posted today on the site Divine Caroline as “New Year’s resolutions” for moms. I think you’ll find them useful on any day of the year.

Getting to Happy – DivineCaroline.

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Maltreated children show same pattern of brain activity as combat soldiers

Maltreated children show same pattern of brain activity as combat soldiers. This shocking but not surprising research finding makes it even more important to consider the child first when debating “whether to get involved.”

Great for youth outreach_A must see anti-stigma music video

I first saw this with 1000 other people at the Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health conference in D.C. — brought the room to their feet in tears! A great piece of political rap music that cuts across all boundaries – but most importantly zaps stigma from the heart.

NAMI | Reviews A LETHAL INHERITANCE…

Costello’s book has three focal points that complement and illuminate each other. The first is the story of the author’s son who was diagnosed with schizophrenia in his teens. The second is the mother’s search of her family tree for clues as to where the illness came from, how mental illness may have affected her ancestors, and ultimately, how it affects her present family. Lastly, the author discusses past, present, and possible future descriptions of the course and treatment of this disorder. …In short, A Lethal Inheritance tells how far we have come in understanding schizophrenia and yet how far away we are from fully comprehending and effectively treating it. By focusing on individuals with mental illness, their families, and large populations, Costello gives a good overview of where we are now in the journey to uncover the causes and treatments for mental illness.

Click to read full review.

NAMI | 2011.

Diagnosing ADHD: What every parent should know – Child Psychology and Parenting Blog: Child-Psych.org

Diagnosing ADHD: What every parent should know – Child Psychology and Parenting Blog: Child-Psych.org.

These new pediatrician guidelines are important to check out.