Tag: Mental Health

How much worry is too much worry in pregnancy?

      Many women get anxious during pregnancy. It is a very common reaction to something new, scary, and incredibly important in life. There is a common saying that “once you know you are pregnant you worry for the rest of your life.” In pregnancy, as in most other important things in life, a […]

Looking for a New Treatment for Depression?   Pick up Some Weights!

  Your physician has probably told you many times how great exercise is for your health.  Most doctors also point out it’s huge role in mental health.   Mostly, when we talk about exercise we’re talking about aerobic activities:  running, biking, even Zumba. JAMA Psychiatry just published a large review of over 30 clinical trials which […]

The 101 on Depression

Depression is common.Depression is treatable.If you think you have depression, make an appointment with your health care provider today. Everyone experiences occasional sadness, but these feelings usually pass within a few days. Depression, interferes with daily life and may last for weeks at a time. Most people, even those with the most severe forms of […]

It can happen to anyone: Post Partum Depression

It can happen to anyone: Post Partum Depression By Rania Awaad, MD   “How can I be so ungrateful for this beautiful baby?” she asked, her voice filled with despair and trepidation. Before I knew it, she had burst into uncontrollable sobbing. For moments, I sat there uncertain what to say next. Yet, this was […]