Postpartum depression also referred to as PPD or postnatal depression is classified as a form of clinical depression which can affect men and women following childbirth. Studies show that incidence among mothers is between 5%-25% and 1%-10% among fathers up to the child’s first birthday. However, as much as 25% of fathers experience postpartum depression between three and six months after the birth of their child. The rationale behind the methodological differences is unclear.
Quitting smoking is tough. Tobacco contains nicotine, which gives a temporary and addictive high. This makes smoking a physical addiction, the need of the body to get its regular nicotine fix. Nicotine withdrawals can be painful for some, but there are ways to get around it.
Testosterone is a hormone that is responsible for stimulating sperm production, building muscle and bone mass, and sex drive. It is produced in the testicles and influences fat distribution, hair growth, bone density and red blood cell production for men.
Medical marijuana refers to the use of the plant cannabis and its constituents, such as cannabinoids, in the management of certain medical conditions. Cannabis contains more than four hundred chemicals. However, the actions of only two chemicals - THC and cannabidiol have been studied until now.
There was a time when mental ailments like depression were a concern only for grown-ups and middle-aged people. With the times changing as fast as they have, depression is no more confined to the mentioned groups. Modern lifestyle which includes changed environment at home, neighborhood, school and the peer group have taken their toll on the mental health of our children.
If you find yourself saying, “I feel fat,” or other negative self-talk, you actually may be talking to yourself about other feelings or thoughts in your life. Decoding these messages will stop the negative body thoughts and also help you confront the underlying issue you are facing in your life.
As Thanksgiving approaches, the time for gratitude becomes more present in our daily lives. Some are taking a 21-day gratitude challenge while others are sharing gratitude by posting online like Lisa Rosenthal, the Coordinator of Professional and Patient Communications at the Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut.
Are you wondering how to balance life and work? Is your schedule feeling out of control? One answer is to simplify your life.
Fondness and admiration for your partner is a key skill for a healthy relationship - wisdom from John Gottman, a renown researcher on what makes relationships work. Letting others know when we like what they do is a way of acknowledging behavior. It's also a way of teaching them our preferences.
When it was first discovered in 1870, botulinum toxin was known as 'sausage poison' because it was often found in undercooked meats.