Peripartum Depression affects up to 6 percent of women during pregnancy, and is a Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). Postpartum Depression occurs in the first year following delivery.  It is also estimated that 50 percent of all MDD episodes actually begin prior to delivery or postpartum. For this reason, all incidentsContinue Reading

Parenting is not easy and most people are ill-prepared for the task. Most of us learned the subject from observing our parents, relatives and any friends that have children. Parents take on additional roles they didn’t have before their children arrived or when they were still single. New Responsibilities ParentingContinue Reading

Being a parent can be a daunting task. As a parent your job is to shape the lives of your children so they develop into respectable, civilized adults. A huge responsibility even though you have very little experience or knowledge of the process, other than what you were exposed toContinue Reading

Children learn at an early age to be aggressive when it pays to be. Children whose aggression successfully intimidates other children may become even more aggressive. Parents can be the driving factor behind whether a child grows up to be aggressive by the way they discipline them. A child’s self-esteemContinue Reading

Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) is a fairly new diagnosis, appearing for the first time in the Diagnostic Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM5) in 2013. It describes a childhood of extreme irritability, anger and frequent intense temper outbursts, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). DMDD symptoms extendContinue Reading

Our earliest memories are rarely earlier than our third birthday, at least not consciously that is. But conscious memories are not everything. A baby’s neural networks are wildly expanding with every stimulating experience it receives, and is busy learning all about its new world. Infantile Amnesia Early studies of pre-schoolContinue Reading

The more teens use social-media networking sites, video games and streaming services, the higher their risk of developing symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), according to a new study published the the July 2018 Journal of the American Medication Association. The study tracked over 2,500 public school teens overContinue Reading

Did you know that the paint on your walls could be causing lower I.Q.s, behavior disorders and learning disabilities in your children? This topic is not actively discussed since America banned lead paint over 40 years ago but the problems caused by not only lead in paint continue to linger.Continue Reading