Children And OCD

Certain rituals and behaviors are a part of normal childhood development, especially between the ages of 3-7. For example, kids normally have certain foods they will and will not eat, go to bed at a certain time or have a specific after school routine. These rituals are normal and should not be confused with OCD.

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Seeking Treatment for Postpartum Depression

Many people have trouble asking for help when they need it. A depressed individual finds it almost impossible to ask for help. When family members and friends begin to notice symptoms of depression and anxiety in a woman who has given birth in the past year, they should offer assistance and support immediately.

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Causes of Postpartum Depression

No one knows the exact causes of postpartum depression. PPD is more than the baby blues; it lasts longer and is more severe. The “baby blues” typically resolves within about ten days after delivery. Postpartum depression lingers. The baby blues cause mild sadness and mood swings. PPD causes severe depression and loss of interest in…

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