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On Huff Post…Guilt: My Last, Worst Addiction

I’d just told [my son’s psychiatrist] that I was a 43-year-old single mother of two sons, that I worked as a freelance TV writer and I was in fine health. Of course I didn’t say I’d been depressed for as … Continue reading

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Maternal Depression and IQ – Child Psychology and Parenting Blog: Child-Psych.org

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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

How to Give Your Child the Gift of Mental Wellness – voices.yahoo.com

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 For several months now, your 12 year-old daughter has lost her sunny nature, and often seems sad and withdrawn.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.

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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.