Maternal Mental Health and Postpartum Depression

Maternal Mental Health and Postpartum Depression

New Moms: Take Care of Your Maternal Mental Health   According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 10 women experience symptoms of depression in their lifetime. For new moms experiencing postpartum depression (PPD), that climbs to 1 in 7....
Getting a Handle on Mental Health Disorders

Getting a Handle on Mental Health Disorders

Understanding Mental Health Disorders First off, to understand mental health conditions, we need to understand the state of mental well-being in America. Surprisingly, over 50 million Americans suffer from mental health conditions each year. Additionally, youth mental...
Warning Signs of Suicide

Warning Signs of Suicide

   Suicide Prevention   Imagine there were 45,000 more Americans each year. Unfortunately, there were. They committed suicide. These people were your neighbors, teachers, bankers, and lawyers. They were unknown homebodies and they were celebrities you saw on TV....
Postpartum Depression (PPD) Part 2 of 2

Postpartum Depression (PPD) Part 2 of 2

Functional Medicine Nutritionist, specializing in preconception and prenatal care   Postpartum Depression (PPD) Part II: How to Prevent It   Postpartum depression (PPD) is the most common complication of childbirth, exceeding gestational diabetes and preterm...
Postpartum Depression (PPD) Part 1 of 2

Postpartum Depression (PPD) Part 1 of 2

Functional Medicine Nutritionist, specializing in preconception and prenatal care   Postpartum Depression (PPD) Part I: Contributing Factors   It’s estimated that 1 in 7 women experience postpartum depression(PPD). What’s the difference between PPD and the...
New Uses for Ketamine

New Uses for Ketamine

According to the National Institutes of Health, Ketamine is by far the most versatile drug available in anesthesia and possibly in all of medicine. Designed over 50 years ago as an anesthetic, recent use of Ketamine in psychiatry and pain treatment has seen dramatic...
Postpartum Psychosis

Postpartum Psychosis

Postpartum psychosis is a very serious mental illness that usually starts in the days or weeks after birth. You may not be able to look after yourself or your baby very well. There are many different symptoms, which include: feeling severely depressed being manic –...
Postpartum Depression

Postpartum Depression

Postpartum Depression needs to be spoken about more Following the news of Anthony Bourdain’s tragic suicide last week, more celebrities are bringing light to mental health issues. In reaction to the news, actress Chrissy Teigen tweeted this about her experience with...
There is a Reason Major Depression Hurts

There is a Reason Major Depression Hurts

Neuromechanics of Major Depression and Pain Major depression is often associated with painful physical symptoms such as a headache, backache, stomach ache, joint ache, general fatigue and muscle ache. In fact, 65% of people with depression complain of pain. And there...