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Depression and Pregnancy: Is Taking SSRI Medication Safe?

For most women, finding out that you are pregnant is the happiest moment of your life to that point in time. Carrying a child is one of life’s miracles after all. However, for some, it can be a moment filled with anxiety, stress and worry, particularly if they are on medication for depression. Many women who have depression rely on ... Read More »

In the Genes: Is Depression Genetic?

Depression is a topic that gets everyone talking today, which is fantastic progress considering that it was a taboo topic of conversation a couple of decades ago. Although society knows more about depression, bipolar disorder and other forms of mental illness than ever before, there are still several questions asked as to where it comes from and why some people ... Read More »

10 Tips for Living With Type 1 Diabetes

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If you have Type 1 Diabetes, it can sometimes feel like you’re trapped in an extremely confusing maze. There is so much information out there, and a lot of it is contradictory. Websites, television, newspapers, different medical personnel, friends and family, and sometimes even complete strangers all seem to have something to say on the subject, and that can naturally ... Read More »

The Brain and Pain in Fibromyalgia

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Fibromyalgia (FMS) is a disease characterized by widespread chronic pain, fatigue, memory loss, and many other common symptoms.  It affects approximately 10 million Americans – of which 75-90% are women – and is a significant burden to deal with for all. It’s frustrating how little we actually know about this disease.  That said, science is beginning to uncover more and ... Read More »