The good news is there are now many options for women with postpartum depression. The two latest treatments to get FDA approval are called Zulresso and Sprayvato.
TMS involves magnetically stimulating a targeted part of the brain and treats a range of medication resistant conditions and it also has specific benefits for a nursing mother.
Kamala says for her postpartum depression felt like, “I was at the bottom of a well. It was dark and I could hear people and they were telling me they were there to help me, but it was so distant that it just wasn’t getting through.”
Hearing about every event in the news can actually make us over-estimate our risk.
A patient who I will call “Bruce” for this story tells me when a rare medical condition causing chronic pain set in so did severe depression and thoughts of suicide.
If you’re stressed out, manage that stress. Exercise, spend time with friends, and watch your media intake. Stop listening to all the rhetoric and think about what you say in front of your kids, even if it’s in the privacy of your home.
When the days get shorter and we have less sunlight, an over-production of melatonin can contribute to people feeling tired and having less energy.
When we take calls from work at home all of the time, it interrupts our brain’s ability to recuperate, putting us on edge – and we may not even realize it.
After the death of both of his parents Kenny was dealing with multiple unresolved traumas that lead him to a very dark place. “It was 2015, a little over 3 years ago. I was holed up in my apartment, contemplating suicide.”
By nature, we are social creatures who need personal interaction. The more time a child spends in front of a television, the more delayed their social-emotional development can become, as gaming decreases a child’s time spent interacting with others face to face.
Mayfield counseling has been just one part of a total community effort that’s involved local businesses, school, churches, law enforcement and medical professionals to all address the changing social norms and struggles teens face.
Learning the non-verbal signals your child puts off can be key to knowing where they are emotionally no matter what they are telling you verbally.
This legislative session, Colorado passed House Bill 18-1094 that helps children across our state who are in severe mental health crisis in a many significant ways. In this day and age of bitter partisan battles, Heidi Baskfield the Vice President of Population Health & Advocacy for Children’s Hospital Colorado says, “It’s a massive deal for the legislature to put their stake in the ground and remain committed to providing services for this population.
Take the next steps toward recovery and call the Southern Colorado TMS Center at (719) 539-8812. We would like to help you and your family.
The husband and business partner of designer Kate Spade, who died in an apparent suicide, said she suffered from depression and anxiety for many years.