Health Blogs and Articles

The Decision to be Child-Free

Posted by on Jan 24, 2017 in Culture & Society, Marriage & Family, The Wire |

Many individuals choose to not have children. The process of deciding to have a child or not presents the opportunity for individuals to determine whether parenthood is best for them and for hypothetical future children. While it can be a very difficult decision, a person may make the careful choice to remain child-free for one specific reason—or many. One’s mental health can be affected throughout this decision-making process because it can involve conflicting emotions, but it can also be affected after the decision has been made because of the stigma associated with being child-free. These two situations can be difficult to navigate at first, but there are self-help and community resources available.

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New York Times: Abortion Is Found to Have Little Effect on Women’s Mental Health

Posted by on Dec 20, 2016 in The Wire, Women’s Health |

The New York Times featured an article reviewing a recent study published in JAMA Psychiatry exploring whether or not women who receive or are denied an abortion experience negative mental health effects. Researchers interviewed nearly 1,000 women and assessed several aspects of their psychological wellbeing and life satisfaction every six months for five years following a received or denied abortion.

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The FDA’s Facts on Bipolar Disorder and Treatments

Posted by on Dec 13, 2016 in Bipolar Mood Swings, The Wire |

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has a resource page that provides an overview of bipolar I and bipolar II disorders. Symptoms, FDA-approved treatments, what to do if you suspect bipolar disorder to be the cause of your symptoms, what to do if you’re in crisis, and other considerations are all discussed on the FDA’s website.

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From Our Archives—Psychologist Spotlight: Can Eating Craved Foods Help with Overeating? By Kristie Bergmann

Posted by on Nov 30, 2016 in Addiction, Eating Habits, Obesity, Psychologist Spotlight, Stress, The Wire, Women’s Health | 0 comments

Obesity is currently a major public health concern among one in three children and adults. One of the biggest myths in weight loss is that changing eating behaviors and increasing physical activity is an easy task.

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Depressed After Giving Birth? You Are Not Alone

Posted by on Nov 15, 2016 in Postpartum Depression, The Wire |

If you think you may be experiencing postpartum depression, you are not alone. View our Postpartum Self-Help Resources page for links to websites that have more information. Ultimately, it might be important for you to find a psychologist who can address your postpartum depression. Search our listing of National Register credentialed psychologists by using the search function at the top or side of your screen.

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