Most of us have most likely heard of the term postpartum depression. In fact, several types of mood disorders may be experienced during or after pregnancy — and these disorders are catalogued under the term perinatal mood disorders, or PMADs.

To better understand them, and why prioritizing mental health in general is so important for expecting parents, we spoke to

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When Melissa Boughton complained to her OB-GYN about dull pelvic pain, the doctor responded by asking about her diet and exercise habits.

The question seemed irrelevant, considering the type of pain she was having, Boughton thought at the time. But it wasn’t unusual coming from this doctor. “Every time I was in there, she’d talk about diet and exercise,” said

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Intermittent fasting 16:8 is a time-restricted way of eating where you fast for 16 hours of the day and only consume food within an eight-hour window. Some people follow this diet daily, while others choose to do it a few days a week.

Intermittent fasting is an increasingly popular weight loss method and there are numerous types of fasting

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Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition that can cause extreme changes in mood. It is also associated with various structural and functional changes in the brain.

People with bipolar disorder may experience extreme shifts in mood, meaning that they can rapidly move from feeling depressed to having an episode of mania. The condition also affects concentration, energy, and decision

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Is it fun to be fat? That´s what Cosmopolitan magazine claimed in February 2021. That month’s cover was of a morbidly obese woman looking cheerful while attempting some acrobatics. The headline: “This is healthy! 11 women on why wellness doesn’t have to be one size fits all.”

The timing could hardly have been worse. After all, this was in a

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Maryland Peace of Mind: Dealing with phobias brought on by summer activities



THANKS TAYLOR. SUMMER TRAVEL SEASON IT’S ALMOST HERE. BUT FOR SOME OF US TTHA MAY BRING ON SOME SERIOUS ANXIETY AND THIS MORNING’S MARYLAND PEACE OF MIND SEGMENT. WE’RE TALKING ABOUT PHOBIAS LIKE FEAR OF FLYING OR

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