Antidepressants in pregnancy can be both beneficial and harmful

  Taking antidepressants during pregnancy bears both risks and benefits. According to a US study published in the “American Journal of Psychiatry”, it lowers the risk of certain pregnancy complications. At the same time, however, the likelihood of neonatal problems is higher. Together with Finnish colleagues, scientists from Columbia University in New York analysed data Read more about Antidepressants in pregnancy can be both beneficial and harmful[…]

Punishing a child is effective if done correctly

  While recently published parenting books have preached the effectiveness of positive parenting and “no drama” discipline, psychologists presenting at APA, held in August in Toronto, said don’t put timeout in timeout yet. “Scientifically supported parenting interventions for young defiant children have found that timeouts and other types of assertive tactics can work if they’re Read more about Punishing a child is effective if done correctly[…]

Silently suffering from hearing loss reduces quality of life

  Hearing loss in adults is under treated despite evidence that hearing aid technology can significantly lessen depression and anxiety and improve cognitive functioning, according to a presentation at APA, held in August in Toronto. In a National Council on Aging study of 2304 people with hearing loss, those who didn’t wear hearing aids were Read more about Silently suffering from hearing loss reduces quality of life[…]