Postpartum Depression: "My mind was racing all the time."
Claire is mom to 4-year-old and 2-year-old boys. A few weeks after her first pregnancy, Claire began exhibiting signs of postpartum depression, such as the inability to keep her mind from racing at all hours. Learn more about her story and her advice for women who are going through the same experience.
Postpartum Depression: "I would be afraid to be alone with her."
Marie had a great pregnancy, but she knew something was wrong after she gave birth. Marie was afraid to be alone with her child, and she felt like her family didn't understand. Learn how Marie got help for her postpartum depression.
I didn't think it was depression. I didn't even really think about postpartum depression . I had read about it before. But I said no this, this can't be it. This is just something that, this, there must be something wrong with me as a mother. I must be doing something wrong. It was a little nerve-wracking. I would be afraid to alone with her. I said if she starts crying I'm not gonna know what to do with her. It became harder to express the way I felt because most of the
Postpartum Depression: "I started having a lot of problems sleeping."
Stacey began noticing signs of postpartum depression, including sleep problems, 5 or 6 weeks after having her daughter. Two weeks after beginning treatment, Stacey realized she no longer felt anxious. Watch as she shares her story and offers advice to
I started to notice the symptoms of what I now know is postpartum Depression was probably about five or six weeks after she was born. I started having a lot of problems sleeping. What I do
birth is having major sleep problems, to me that could be a red flag that something's wrong. And if you have postpartum , depression or other mental health issues related to postpartum, period, It just takes time and you have to be patient.
Postpartum Depression: "I couldn't even talk... without crying."
Molly, a mom of two, started having postpartum depression symptoms, such as weight loss and exhaustion, right after she gave birth. In this video, she offers advice for women who are in a similar position.
into the street. And then the next day I called a. A social worker , a psychotherapist, and I, you know, I couldn't even talk for a brief phone call without crying. Yeah, I was very lucky
Postpartum Depression: "It felt like I was sort of always on."
Amanda, mom to a 5-year-old son and a 2-1/2-year-old daughter, was overwhelmed and unable to settle in after the birth of her daughter. After seeking help, she was able to overcome her postpartum depression. Learn more about her story.
ADHD and Five Impaired Abilities
Learn more about the five executive functions (or cognitive abilities) that are difficult for kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Watch this video from the Child Mind Institute.
by adulthood serve as a set of mind tools, a veritable Swiss army knife of mental faculties that allow people to regulate their own behavior over time for their own long term welfare.
Treating Children with Psychiatric Disorders
Medication is important, but so is a support network that offers thoughtful care. Watch this video from the Child Mind Institute.
answers that you want to hear, you know. A new drug, no side effects , all looks so fantastically promising. We all love magic solutions, but you really have to work at the issue of tailoring the
Mental Health Disorders: It's Not Your Fault
You're not the cause of a child's psychiatric disorder. But you can be a big part of the solution. Watch this video from the Child Mind Institute.
they have a gift for math or athletics. It's the same with depression , anxiety , or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder . So, while it's not a parent's fault, it's their responsibility to make sure that their kid gets identified, diagnosed, and the right treatment. Here's the good news. Parents can make things a lot better and it's parent's attention to the signs and symptoms and getting early identification and early intervention that can make a world of difference for a teenager or for a child who suffers from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder , anxiety, depression, or any psychiatric disorder.
Selective Mutism: How Shy Is Too Shy?
When should you worry about your child's shyness? Watch this video from Child Mind Institute.
get on the wrong bus and not be able to tell the bus driver that they got on the wrong bus. We're often get asked, how shy is too shy? And when should you worry about a child? When kids are actually not able to participate in things that you know they want to do, that's too shy. So, a kid who likes drawing but won't do it at a birthday party , a child who likes gymnastics but can't participate in it on the playground at school, the kid who is like a deer
What Is Autism?
One challenge in helping kids with the disorder is defining it, but there are three common symptoms. Watch this video from the Child Mind Institute.
autism? You may hope that there would be some kind of good diagnostic test , someone could take a picture of your child's brain, will do a study of your child's blood and make a diagnosis. We're not there yet. It's defined as a syndrome. It's defined by symptoms that's clustered together. The first one is impaired communication. People don't use language in the same way as is they might to communicate well with other people. The second one is impaired social interactions . People have trouble reading social queues, they still may attach, they still may wanna be around other people but they don't figure