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What is the effect of antidepressants on a baby in the womb?

My wife is taking antidepressants and we have discussed starting a family. I am worried on the impact these medicines can have on the future baby. Is my worry justified?

Is one dependent on anti-depressants for life?

My wife has been on anti-depressants for the last year. Thankfully, they've helped. But will she has to take them for the rest of her life? And is that a bad thing?

Can excessive anger be termed as a psychological disorder?

If a person gets excessively angry, would it be termed as a psychological disorder or is it a behavioral one?

I am very shy in public. What can I do?

I am extremely shy to talk to in public. I almost get panic attacks when I talk in front of people and I get very nauseous. I'm so tired of feeling like this. What should I...

I feel like I have no drive but I'm not upset about it. I just feel kind of lost. What should I do?

I feel like I am the most disinterested person in life with no hobbies or any drive to do something. I'm not sad about it though. Why am I like this? What can I do?

I have been shouting in my sleep and having vivid dreams. What is it all about?

For the past week, I have been having vivid dreams of me being chased. I didn't realize until my husband heard me that I have been shouting in my sleep because of them. What...

I am extremely stressed out because I'm under way too much pressure at work. Please help.

I have a very high stress job and I am unable to deal with the pressure and stress. What can I do lower my stress levels?

Why is my 27 year old daughter only reading depressing things?

My daughter is 27 years old and is an avid reader. However, it seems she's been reading a lot about death and dying lately and it has me concerned. . . Should I speak to her?...

My daughter is extremely scared of closed spaces. What can I do to help her get over the fear?

My daughter is 12 years old and is very scared of closed spaces including elevators. What can I do to help her get over this fear?

My wife has no drive for sex. Will acupuncture be able to help at all?

Ever since we got married my wife has no drive for sex. It has been two years since we got married. Do you think acupuncture will be able to help her? It has helped me with...

Can physical illness lead to depression?

My mother in law has multiple health complications and is depressed most of the time. I'm getting a feeling it all goes hand in hand but I'm not sure how we should approach her...

Why do I feel very depressed during the summer?

I feel extremely low, gloomy and depressed during summer. It happens every year and it really bothers me but I'm not sure what to do about it or how to prevent it.

Why do I find it hard to remember people's names?

I find it very difficult and challenging to remember names of people right after meeting them. Why do I have this problem?

How can I talk to my teen about suicide?

My daughter's friend told me that my daughter has been discussing with her about death and ending life. She's only 13 years old. I am worried as a parent how should I speak to...

psychosis and nitrous oxide

So I went to the dentist and got my top wisdom teeth removed. I did it with just nitrous and novocaine. I had the worst hallucination. Since I was 13 I thought I had psychosis...

What is the best way to handle sibling rivalry?

My elder daughter is very jealous of my younger one to the extent that she even gets violent and very angry. How can I deal with this? They are 14 and 12.

How do I overcome negativity in my life?

I have accepted that I am a very negative person and feel like everything is hopeless and nothing is worth my time. How do I overcome this feeling for myself?

Do depression medicines hamper sleep patterns?

Ever since I started taking anti-depressants I have noticed a change in my sleep pattern. I still sleep pretty well but I get tired earlier. Is this normal?

Should I really go to psychotherapy?

Since I was a child, I've had a strange desire to crossdress. But now my mother has found out and is making it seem like it's really wrong, when I don't really think it is. She's...

Can my heart rate go very high with just anxiety?

I have been having a lot of stress and tension in my workplace. My heart rate tracker shows that my heart rate is very high. Could it only be going high due to the anxiety and...

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