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Postpartum Depression: Worries Over Stopping Treatment

Some mothers find their prescription anti-depressants so beneficial to their life that they begin to fear going off of them, then they fear they have become dependent. It is a dilemma common to many people who use medication to aleviate their depression.

Postpartum Depression: Worries Over Stopping Treatment

Antidepressants have helped Misty's postpartum depression, but she’s worried that she’s become dependent on antidepressants for her happiness. Watch.

Studies have shown that anywhere from 5% to 25% of women can experience postpartum depression (PPD) after childbirth. Although the exact number of mothers (and in a smaller percent, fathers) is unclear, the burden of post-childbirth exhaustion and depression is real for many women.

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Labeling and Medicating Our Mentally Ill Children

Labeling and Medicating Our Mentally Ill Children

It’s becoming more and more common for children to be diagnosed with mental health issues. We see labeling and medications dispensed now more than ever before for children who may not have been considered anything other than “unique” or “challenging”  in years past. There’s no doubt about it, children suffer, too. But our guest, Dr. Marilyn Wedge, says that she has never, in 20 years of practice, seen a case that could not be resolved by family therapy.

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