Tips to beat depression among stay-at-home moms

The decision to be a stay-at-home-mom (SAHM) is personal and might be in the best interest of the children and the family. Although a majority of women in the United States work, at least part-time, still, a large percentage of working women opt out of their jobs, every year, to take care of their children and participate actively in their formative years. While for some women, taking care of children can bring a lot of satisfaction, for others, it can get highly cumbersome and chaotic. Continue reading

Parenting children with developmental delays

During the growing phase, children develop multiple skills, such as walking, running, speaking, eating without support, and much more. These are known as development milestones that every child develops at his or her own unique way. Nevertheless, there is a standard age variation for different skills and when a child fails to develop those skills within that age bracket, or doesn’t develop them at all, then the child is known to suffer from developmental delays. Continue reading

Understanding and identifying psychosis

Psychotic symptoms, otherwise known as psychosis, can affect a variety of different types of people and does not always constitute a mental health disorder. Psychotic symptoms can be found among many different types of mental health disorders including schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder and bipolar disorder. A psychotic disorder NOS (not otherwise specified), is usually diagnosed when a person has experienced a psychotic episode, but doesn’t meet the criteria for any other psychotic based disorder (Randle 2015). Determining the exact cause of psychosis and who is at risk of developing it, has still yet to be determined (Diamond 2010). Continue reading