• By Laura Whybra
  • Posted on Wednesday 18th September, 2013

Extra doses of hormone make depressed mothers’ emotions more extreme

When new mothers are depressed, the impact on their kids can be lasting. Giving depressed mothers oxytocin, a hormone involved in mother-infant bonding, sounds like a promising treatment. But a new study raises warning flags.Oxytocin plays a major role in childbirth and breastfeeding. It is also involved in processes involving bonding and trust. So a team of Australian and Dutch researchers wanted…

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  • By Laura Whybra
  • Posted on Thursday 05th September, 2013

Do young people’s multiple problems need modular solutions?

Evidence-based programs capable of treating youth with multiple behavioral, emotional and social problems remain relatively scarce. Would a modular approach make it easier for practitioners to apply the core ingredients from effective interventions, adjusted to young people’s individual needs?The shortage of accessible, organized practice information for services that work with youth when menta…

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