May 2017

DEPRESSION IN PREGNANCY AND POSTPARTUM

“Congratulations!” …That’s what so many of us hear or say when someone says they are expecting a baby. We are eager and excited to help plan projects; we offer advice on everything from getting baby to sleep to rekindling our sex lives. But, one piece of advice that many pregnant women may be looking for isn’t there—how to deal with prenatal and postpartum depression. Pregnancy is a unique time for a

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ON PHYSICAL FITNESS FOR CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS

Key Guidelines for children and adolescents Children and adolescents should do 60 minutes (1 hour) or more of physical activity daily. Aerobic: Most of the 60 or more minutes a day should be either moderate- or vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity, and should include vigorous-intensity physical activity at least 3 days a week. Aerobic activities are those in which young people rhythmically move their large muscles. Running, hopping, skipping, jumping rope,

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An Introduction to Bipolar Disorder

On to my first post for this week John and Mary (not their real names) are well known to me. They have been married for 15 years (as I learnt on that day) and have three children. They are by all standards what you would call a happy couple. When Mary came to see me that Monday about a month ago her face was disfigured and she could not stop

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Thoughts on Depression

Hey all….. For our today’s discussion I want to engage more and get views from you people. There is something that has been controversial about depression… Some psychologists believe that people with depression possess the ability, in some situations, to perceive reality far better than their cheerier counterparts. This controversial concept is called depressive realism. In essence, this theory proposes that the typical non-depressed person uses happy illusions to maintain

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Children’s Dietary Needs

Being a mother to one dashing boy nicknamed “The Champ” this topic of Childhood Nutrition is very close to my heart. As alluded to in an earlier post, the food lifestyle inculcated in a child will go on to affect his or her own food choices in adulthood and will have an impact not only in childhood health but also in adulthood health. Children like adults need ample nutrients for

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