Archive | August, 2016

CHILDREN OF DEPRESSED PARENTS

When one or both parents are depressed, the entire family can be affected. According to a 30-year study of families at risk for depression, the offspring of depressed parents have a higher risk for depression, death, and serious disease that extends into middle age. The study assessed the health of the offspring of depressed parents […]

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IT’S COMPLICATED

In literature, there is mention of grief so severe that people died of a “broken heart,” which is a term that has great romantic appeal. Today, this expression is considered passé. Instead, psychologists speak of “complicated grief” (or “traumatic grief”), which goes beyond the grief that people normally feel. It may involve intense yearning for […]

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