Women

Postpartum Depression

Following childbirth, about 10 to15 percent of all women experience postpartum depression, or PPD, which is depression associated with the aftermath of pregnancy. About 30 to 70 percent experience symptoms for one year or even longer. Most women with postpartum depression are diagnosed with minor depression, but 4 to 5 percent meet the criteria for major depression. Read more about depression.

Express Your Thanks

7/1/2013

Bank of America will donate one dollar for every expression of thanks until November 11, 2013, to Wounded Warrior Project® and Welcome Back Veterans, nonprofit organizations that support our troops. Send a message, photo, or video.

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New Podcast: Helping the Families of Those Who Refuse Treatment

6/2/2013

Learn about a strategy that teaches family members to shape treatment-seeking behavior in someone with an anxiety disorder.

Official Rules of ADAA Raffle

Dates of raffle: May 1–31, 2013 (11:59 pm EDT)
 
Limit: One prize per household
The amount of each donation does not increase your chances of winning.

Selection of winners: Winner to be determined from all eligible entries received in one random drawing held June 4, 2013.
 
All decisions are final on all matters relating to the raffle. The winner will be notified by e-mail at the e-mail address provided upon entry to the raffle.
 

DSM-5: Changes to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

DSM-5Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is the standard classification of mental disorders used by mental health providers in the United States. It contains a listing of diagnostic criteria for every psychiatric disorder recognized by the U.S. health care system.

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The Cicadas Are Coming

5/12/2013

If you live on the East Coast and have an insect phobia, you might want to seek treatment before the next brood of cicadas emerges very soon. 

The Cicadas Are Coming

Funny Bugs Bring Out Phobias and Fear

Spring has arrived, and with it comes a special event for many people living on the East Coast: A brood of 17-year cicadas is scheduled to arise from the ground.

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