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This is a very personal subject for me, having waited until both my sons were in their teens to get treatment for my own depression. I want very much to inform other mothers of the risks and urge them to … Continue reading
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.
Imagine you are the mother in this scenario. For several months now, your 12 year-old daughter has lost her sunny nature, and often seems sad and withdrawn. Her teacher tells you she’s stopped participating in class and appears tired. You fear she’s becoming depressed because you’ve had bouts of the blues yourself-as did your mother (or, perhaps, your father) before you. No one in the family has ever received mental health treatment, so the idea of doing something about it (for either you or your daughter) feels foreign. You wonder, wouldn’t that be weak, and, besides, what will people say?
via How to Give Your Child the Gift of Mental Wellness – Yahoo! Voices – voices.yahoo.com.