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Surviving Postpartum Depression – October 27

Surviving Postpartum Depression – October 27

Having a baby is a thought to be a miracle. The baby is born and although mom may be extremely tired, in the days that follow, there’s also joy and happiness that surrounds the event.

For some women, though, it’s a very trying time. Mood swings, insomnia and fatigue set in and get in the way of the mother caring for her newborn baby. On the extreme end, some mothers with Postpartum Depression end up committing suicide or even killing their own child or children.

What is it Like Living with Postpartum Depression?

Dr. Shoshana Bennett understands. She’s a survivor of two life-threatening, undiagnosed postpartum depressions and will be sharing her story on this Tuesday’s HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show. Now an author and advocate for postpartum depression, Dr. Bennett spends her time appearing on radio and television shows and considers herself a pioneer on the topic.

Dr. Bennett’s books include:

You don’t want to miss the opportunity to watch the show and learn from someone who has overcome what affects so many women today. And, of course, you’ll be able to ask her your personal questions. (Call us at 1-888-883-8045 and share your experience with postpartum depression. Info on Sharing Your Mental Health Experiences here.)

Postpartum Depression Show Details

In addition to Dr. Bennett, HealthyPlace.com Medical Director, Dr. Harry Croft, will be here to talk about Postpartum Depression and the dangers involved. Discussing symptoms, treatment and prevention may help you or someone you know get through this complicated time in your life. Watch the video on Postpartum Depression.

As usual, the HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show airs live every Tuesday night at 5:30 pm PST / 7:30 pm CST / and 8:30 pm EST. If you miss it, you can always click the “on-demand” button on the player and watch the show at your convenience.

Please contact me at producer at healthyplace.com and share your stories with me. If there is a specific topic you’d like us to cover or if you simply have a question, contact us and we will do our best to get you on the right track.

Thanks!

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Social Anxiety Disorder Recap

Social Anxiety Disorder Recap

Imagine you’re so nervous about eating around others, you break out in sweats just at the thought of it. And by the time you arrive for the meal, you’re sick to your stomach.

Our guest, Aimee White, understands the problem. She has Social Anxiety Disorder (Social Phobia) and on the show, Aimee provided us with insight into how Social Anxiety Disorder has impacted her life; leaving her somewhat isolated and unable to eat around others. Watch the video on Social Anxiety Disorder.

Watch the HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show “on-demand.” Learn what led to Aimee’s social anxiety and how she eventually took control of her life by researching her symptoms after being misdiagnosed. (Aimee’s blog on Social Anxiety Disorder is here).

What is Social Anxiety Disorder?

Social Anxiety Disorder is so much more than simple shyness. Healthyplace.com Medical Director, Dr. Harry Croft, referred to Social Anxiety Disorder as “shyness to the max.”

According to Dr. Croft, those living with the social anxiety avoid public places for fear of being ridiculed or embarrassed over something they do or say. However, it is often difficult to avoid social situations altogether, so for sufferers battling Social Anxiety Disorder, being put in those situations may cause the following physical symptoms:

• Sweating
• Heart palpitations
• Rapid heartbeat
• Nausea
• Indigestion
• Headaches
• Dizziness
• Diarrhea

Healthyplace.com knows that suffering from a mental illness is not easy. We never want you to feel alone. With our newest feature, you can share your mental health experiences, comments and stories with others by calling 1-888-883-8045. Take a minute to share and you just might be giving someone the inspiration they need. The mental health experiences recordings are posted in a widget on the HealthyPlace homepage and the HealthyPlace Mental Health Support Network homepage.

Join us next Tuesday, October 27, as we talk about Postpartum Depression and the difficulties it can bring into what is supposed to be a joyous time of life. Dr. Croft will be on hand to talk about symptoms and treatment of postpartum depression to get you back on track.

Watch us live at 5:30 pm PST / 7:30 pm CST / 8:30 pm EST. See you then!

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Living with Social Anxiety Disorder – Oct. 20

Living with Social Anxiety Disorder – Oct. 20

Have you ever been uncomfortable in social situations? Have you ever felt nervous about a first date, before a big presentation or public performance, or maybe your first day at a new job? These situations often make the heart beat rapidly and cause sweat to build.

It is often normal to feel this way before a major event is about to unfold. However, when these symptoms arise from everyday situations, it becomes debilitating and in it’s extreme form, can cause a sufferer to live a lonely life behind closed doors. It’s called Social Anxiety Disorder (Social Phobia) and we’ll be discussing it this Tuesday.

Extreme Anxiety Around Social Situations

Our guest, Aimee, understands Social Anxiety Disorder. Her relentless symptoms have caused her to think twice about engaging in an activity that is simple for many of us to do: eat around others.

All my life I have been skinny- too skinny. Growing up, instead of fat jokes I got nicknamed “Chicken Legs.” In a society where meal proportions get bigger and bigger, I constantly heard, “That’s all you’re going to eat? Several times in my life, I have been asked by people that were just concerned about me, in all seriousness, if I had an eating disorder. So I began to not enjoy eating around others. I got tired of the jokes and the constant worrying that if I didn’t eat enough or perform just right that people might think something was wrong with me or that I have an eating disorder.”

Aimee is determined to help others that suffer from social anxiety, so don’t miss her story. And, of course, HealthyPlace.com Medical Director, Dr. Harry Croft, will be here to provide insight into Social Anxiety Disorder and answer your personal questions on the subject.

Do You or a Loved One Have Social Anxiety Disorder?

If so, how about sharing your personal experiences with Social Anxiety Disorder? Call the HealthyPlace “Share Your Mental Health Experiences” toll-free line at 1-888-883-8045.

Healthyplace.com has extensive information on the signs, symptoms, causes and treatments of Social Anxiety Disorder, as well as other anxiety disorders. It is our goal to help people to be both informed and in good company. Come join the HealthyPlace Support Network and you will soon be sharing your experiences and learning from others.

This Tuesday we’ll be back at our regular time, 5:30 pm PT, 7:30 pm CST, 8:30 pm EST. Join us for the live HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show or catch any of our shows later on-demand.

See you then!

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Abusers, Narcissists and How to Deal with Them – Oct. 6

Abusers, Narcissists and How to Deal with Them – Oct. 6

Abusers are predators. Many have an uncanny ability to portray themselves as caring individuals, pillars of the community. “At home, they are intimidating and suffocating monsters,” says Sam Vaknin, author of Malignant Self-Love, Narcissism Revisited and our guest this coming Tuesday.

HealthyPlace.com is home to Sam’s extensive website on narcissism and Narcissistic Personality Disorder. On Tuesday, we’re opening a new section of his site dedicated to abuse, abusers, and abusive relationships. A second section focuses on personality disorders. The two go hand-in-hand, as many abusers have some sort of personality disorder. But it takes two to tango and, according to Sam, both the abuser and his prey usually suffer from disturbances in the regulation of their sense of self-worth.

We’ll be getting into the psychological profiles of abusers, how to spot an abuser before you get involved with him/her, and if you’re already in an abusive relationship, you’ll find out how to deal with your abuser and, specifically, the abusive narcissist.

Have a comment or story you would like to share? E-mail me at producer AT healthyplace.com. We’re here to provide the most up-to-date and trusted information on mental health.

See you at a special time Tuesday, October 6, at 10a PST, 12 noon CST, 2p EST. You can watch the show live, or later on-demand, on the HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show homepage. As always, our guest will be taking your questions during the live show.

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