Thursday, June 16, 2005

Moms - Get Help For Your Depression

The infamous Chicago-area humidity can hang so heavy in the summer that any movement beyond necessity becomes near impossible. Outside, the simple act of breathing becomes labored. People become cross, ill-tempered and lethargic. It is in this weather condition that I think of the crippling affects of depression. Depression can weigh on the home and family environment in much the same way.

A recent study points to the need to find adequate treatment for depression.

Children whose mothers were depressed during the first five years of the child's life have elevated conduct problems, states a February issue of "Archives of General Psychiatry."

A mother's depression taking place after the children's birth was associated with children's antisocial behavior, while depression before the children's birth was not.

Back to the Chicago/humidity analogy, getting out of the stifling heat and into air conditioning will bring peace and comfort. In some situations, it can save your life.

If you experience depression, don't try to go it alone. Find help in any way that you can. This help can come in the form of working with a counselor, finding self-help tips, using antidepressants, or finding an complementary treatment like Deprex.

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