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Postpartum Depression: When Motherhood is Not a Happy Time

Motherhood

Postpartum Depression (PPD): A Psychological Disorder Postpartum Depression (PPD) is a fairly common complication of childbirth and often accompanies the postpartum period, leading to psychological suffering for the mother, negative effects on the infant and strained family relationships.1 Pregnancy, childbirth…

Why Do We Fail to Adhere to Treatment?


About 1/3 of patients with acute illnesses fail to follow their doctor’s recommendations for short-term treatment (such as completing an antibiotic course). The rate is even higher among those who suffer from a chronic illness.1 In fact, about 50% of…

From The Pages: The porcupine fable


The Schopenhauer Cure by Irvin Yalom “One cold winter’s day a number of porcupines huddled together quite closely in order, through their mutual warmth, to prevent themselves from being frozen. But they soon felt the effects of their quills on…