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Post partum depression or just feelings of overwhelmed parent?

Post partum depression or just feelings of overwhelmed parent?

Either: Being a parent can be overwhelming especially of a newborn . Talk to your doctor and trusted family and friends to make sure you are not having postpartum depression . It is important to be treated for this condition ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Grief (Definition)

Grief is a normal reaction to a major loss, and is full of unhappiness and emotional pain. Events causing grief include the end of a significant personal relationship, the death of a loved one, or another traumatic life-changing event. Each person feels grief in his own way, but there are common stages to grieving. The process begins with recognizing a loss and continues over time until a person ...Read more


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Depression. Early child-40yo. Mod to severe, suicidal ideation. No luck with too MANY meds. Hospitalized x 4. Pretending recovery. What now? Hopeless

Depression. Early child-40yo. Mod to severe, suicidal ideation. No luck with too MANY meds. Hospitalized  x 4. Pretending recovery. What now? Hopeless

Complex: Cannot give you an answer to an open question on this limited platform, please seek help from whomever health professional you trust ASAP, goodluck ...Read more

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My counsellor is leaving. new job.I have trauma and unresolved grief. Still in first stage no coping strategies yet. Regret trusting. vulnerable. Help

My counsellor is leaving. new job.I have trauma and unresolved grief. Still in first stage no coping strategies yet. Regret trusting. vulnerable. Help

Find the trust.: It's difficult when a trusted counselor or therapist is no longer able to work with you. That trust, that relationship, that rapport that has developed needs to be transferred to another, starting all over again. You need to find that trust, that rapport with another counselor. And you will. ...Read more

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Where can I get grief support and counseling?

Where can I get grief support and counseling?

Counselor/therapist: Here's a place to start: https://therapists.psychologytoday.com/rms/prof_results.php You can narrow down by insurance, zip code, etc. ...Read more

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As a cancer survivor, what support system help my family cope?

As a cancer survivor, what support system help my family cope?

Local groups: Many communities have support agencies available. You should seek resources nearby. ...Read more

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Where can I find caregiver support groups?

Where can I find caregiver support groups?

NAMI: Contact local chapter of national alliance of mental illness and they will help. ...Read more

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Why foreigh women don't seek counseling for domestic abuse?

Why foreigh women don't seek counseling for domestic abuse?

FEAR: Could be fear could be cultural differences. Do they have insurance, can they speak english. Do they have other support. Are they citizens or do they fear deportation. Lots of reasons that many women foreign or not that do not report abuse. Mistake for love and think it won't happen again. Think that they deserve the abuse or they brought it on. Get help. No abuse is alright and help is needed. ...Read more

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What are some reputable support groups for incest survivors?

What are some reputable support groups for incest survivors?

Two 12 Step groups: You might want to consider attending a meeting of survivors of incest anonymous (sia) and/or incest survivors anonymous (isa) the most important difference is that anyone who has been a perpetrator is asked not to attend isa even if the perpetrator was also a victim of incest. ...Read more

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Sadness, hopelessness, interest loss in people and activities, loneliness, crying, self-hurting on anger blackouts. & more, am i having a depression?

Sadness, hopelessness, interest loss in people and activities, loneliness, crying, self-hurting on anger blackouts. & more, am i having a depression?

Sounds likely: You could have a medical problem that is causing these symptoms, but you've just listed some of the major symptoms of depression. See your doctor and make sure you are physically healthy. Talk about depression and possible treatment options. Treatment will depend on how severe your symptoms are, how long they have been going on, and several other factors. Good luck. ...Read more

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Gout, RA,PTSD,maj depression,chronic pain,anxiety,mentally, physically exhausted,neckspine injury,from mva extreme grieving how is one to cope in life?

Gout, RA,PTSD,maj depression,chronic pain,anxiety,mentally, physically exhausted,neckspine injury,from mva extreme grieving how is one to cope in life?

Coping: Your burdens are many and heavy. Coping requires others - special relationships. And trusting in the Lord God Almighty. Pray daily. Read scripture daily. Start with Psalms. Psalm 23 is very assuring. Believe it. Ask for clergy visits. Listen to soothing music. Envision nature's beauty in your mind. Sing. ...Read more

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Will a pastor provide support for family members of those in icu?

Will a pastor provide support for family members of those in icu?

Usually: I believe a pastor, minister, priest, or rabbi has some duty to comfort those with a loved one in the icu. I do not believe they should be waiting in the icu, but some contact should be made. Make sure they know your loved one is in an ic unit! ...Read more

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Rape victim and attempted murder survivor needs help, where would you point them to?

Rape victim and attempted murder survivor needs help, where would you point them to?

Call a local rape : Crisis center or find a psychologist or therapist trained in treating trauma, especially one with training in eye movement desensitization & reprocessing (emdr). Post-traumatic stress disorder (ptsd) is treatable with emdr & with cognitive-behavioral therapy. ...Read more

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25yo stay home, no friends. Anxious panic disorder. Feel way behind in life social skills life skills, hard to be alone. Had this as a child :( aspie?

25yo stay home, no friends. Anxious panic disorder. Feel way behind in life social skills life skills, hard to be alone. Had this as a child :( aspie?

Not necessarily: I am a neurologist and to my knowledge your description of things is not sufficient to diagnose Asperger syndrome though certainly some features may be present. Other things should also be looked at and ruled out. I would be happy to help direct you in this regard. Write me-www.healthtap.com/DR-Saghafi ...Read more

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Stroke, heavy bleeding in brain. Should we authorize full life support?

Stroke, heavy bleeding in brain. Should we authorize full life support?

Difficult situation: This is a complex question and depends upon the wishes of the patient (often only known by immediate family members by prior conversation), or if the patient has a living will or advance directive that clearly states their wishes. Without this information, the answer depends on (among many things) the severity of the stroke, the age of the patient and the estimated chances of a meaningful recovery. ...Read more

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What's an active online support groups for depression?

What's an active online support groups for depression?

Google It: If you are using healthtap you understand a lot about technology. Type "depression support groups" in your browser and you will be amazed at the number of support groups you will find. A bit of advice: every support group has its own personality. Try out a few then chose the one that fits you best. Another source of support: national alliance on mental illness. www.nami.org. ...Read more

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Where can I find a support group for survivors of sexual abuse?

Where can I find a support group for survivors of sexual abuse?

Also look here: http://www.rainn.org/get-information/types-of-sexual-assault/child-sexual-abuse.

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Any good support groups for dealing with loss?

Any good support groups for dealing with loss?

Loss: Good places for support groups are found through the hospitals and their agencies. There are perinatal loss groups, hospice groups, cancer groups, and so forth. Hospital social workers will have lists of available groups, or try the hospial website. ...Read more

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Is there a conceptual framework that can help assure holistic (physical - mental, social) and integrated care that is also person-centered?

Is there a conceptual framework that can help assure holistic (physical - mental, social) and integrated care that is also person-centered?

Holistic Medicine: I believe that holistic medicine, when properly practiced, assures all of that. For the principles delineated by the american holistic medical association see http://www.Holisticmedicine.Org/content.Asp?Pl=2&sl=22&contentid=22 also see http://www.Abihm.Org/general-public. ...Read more

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Please suggest a positive (work?)book to help: born w/adhd, years of physical/emotion/sexual abuse by parent, now has c ptsd, bipolar 2, & borderline.

Please suggest a positive (work?)book to help: born w/adhd, years of physical/emotion/sexual abuse by parent, now has c ptsd, bipolar 2, & borderline.

Possibility: This sounds like an extremely complex situation that would benefit more from working individually with an experienced psychologist or psychiatrist. However, the mind-body workbook for ptsd by block(s) may be a nice accompaniment to your own more individualized therapy. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Dr. Seth Derman
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Miscarriage (Definition)

A "lay" term for early pregnancy loss usually prior to the second trimester. Physician's use the term "spontaneous abortion" to describe these events, but the word "abortion" in lay use has come to connote only ...Read more


Dr. Gerard Honore
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Pregnancy Loss (Definition)

Pregnancy loss = unintended loss of a pregnancy which could result ...Read more