Dr. Frieder believes that her patients are the ones most capable of assessing the risks and benefits related to their own conditions. This work will affect how she counsels her patients, but not what she recommends. “You are always going to try to treat them first with psychotherapy,” she said. “But if they are severely depressed, they are going to need medication.”
via Research shows a stronger link between SSRI use during pregnancy and pulmonary hypertension in infants. – NYTimes.com.
Important to have all the facts. Yes, there is a 3 in 1000 (infants) risk for pulmonary hypertension problems, which must be weighed against the risk of preterm birth and childhood depression if mother remains untreated…MentalHealthMomBlog.
A new study has found that the brains of adolescents with a family history of alcoholism respond differently while making risky decisions than the brains of other teens.
via Family History of Alcoholism May Affect Adolescents’ Brains | Psych Central News.
One more reason to know your family history of addictions and mental disorders and use it to guide your parenting. Not that it’s easy to convince teens they’re not invincible, but to use your personal family risk plus this type of scientific information to set your priorities and pick your fights.…Mental Health Mom Blog
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