Tag Archives: Essential

Essential Reads: A Clinical Guide for the Diagnosis and Treatment of PMDD

In an evidence-based review published in 2012, Laura Wakil, Samantha Meltzer-Brody, and Susan Girdler present a thorough review of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), reviewing its diagnosis and treatment options.  The information provided is clear and provides an excellent framework for understanding PMDD.  In addition, this article includes a section on the association between PMS/PMDD and… Read More »

Making Basil Essential Oil at Home Guide

Basil essential oil is a common and popular essential oil, long used in applications ranging from aromatherapy to natural and complementary medicine. Basil leaves are easy to find at the grocery store or to grow at home. Dried, sweet basil leaves can add a warm, aromatic, and fragrant scent and flavor to all manner of… Read More »

Essential Reads: Can Group Prenatal Care Support Maternal Mental Health?

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the way antenatal care is being delivered in the United States, such as having fewer visits and replacing some in-clinic visits with virtual visits over telemedicine platforms. There has been some discussion of continuing some of these changes in care for low-risk pregnancies even after the pandemic ends – the… Read More »

Essential Reads: Evidence-Based Interventions for Depressed Mothers and Their Young Children

In a given year, about 10% of mothers in the United States experience a major depressive episode (MDE).  Roughly translated, this means about 1 in 10 children is exposed to maternal depression each year (Ertel et al, 2011).  While much attention has focused on postpartum depression, which affects about 10% to 15% of women, mothers… Read More »

Essential foods for balanced diet

UK guidelines recommend no more than 6 grams a day for adults, which is the equivalent to 2. A healthy diet will assist you to feel higher, provide you with more energy, and help you fight stress. However; there are also some vegetables which offer useful health benefits when they’re cooked. Related Coverage. Find out… Read More »