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by Rachel Fink and Dr Carla Brock MD FRCPI PhD Many new moms have heard of postpartum depression. But most are unaware that they may be at risk for other mental illnesses as well. The risks are real: 13% of pregnant and postpartum women experience anxiety disorders, including OCD. Others will fall into a cycle […]Continue reading
Adolescence. If only you could read their mind. You glance across the table. There they are, head down, eating dinner. And you wish for the hundredth time that week that you were a mind reader. That you could peer inside their head and see what was going on. What was worrying them. What social struggles […]Continue reading
We’ve all done it. Blamed our parents for why we behaved the way we did. “It is in my genes”, we say. “It is because of the way I was brought up”. A scapegoat answer that somehow justifies a poor decision we made, an emotional insecurity, a social outburst. But is this actually true? Do […]Continue reading
Everyone knows that new mother’s are susceptible to postpartum depression. But did you know that postpartum OCD is also very common? Most people don’t, and that’s exactly why we need to start talking about it. This article contains everything you need to know about postpartum OCD, also known as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. If you have any suspicion that […]Continue reading
by: Krista Hillis B.A.Sc Psychology and Neuroscience We often view mental health issues as an ‘adult’ problem, but the unfortunate reality is, children also suffer from mood disorders and other mental health conditions. In fact, mental disorders among children have continued to increase, with approximately 13 to 20 percent of children affected on an annual […]Continue reading