Attachment, Parenting and Childhood Mental Illnesses

Mother’s Day celebrations bring to mind the centrality of attachment as an important topic for anyone studying human emotion.

Ken Duckworth, M.D.

Ken Duckworth, M.D. serves as the medical director for NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. He is triple board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Adult, Child and Adolescent, and Forensic Psychiatry and has extensive experience in the public health arena. Dr. Duckworth is currently an Assistant Professor at Harvard University Medical School, and serves as a board member of the American Association of Community Psychiatrists. Dr. Duckworth has served as a school consultant for a decade and, in...

Catherine Birndorf M.D.

Catherine Birndorf, M.D. is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Obstetrics/Gynecology and founding director of the Payne Whitney Women's Program at The New York Presbyterian Hospital - Weill Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan. Her area of psychiatric expertise is in reproductive mental health, helping women with emotional distress during times of hormonal change, from menses to menopause. She specializes in treating women before, during and after pregnancy, as well as at other times of transition in their lives. A Smith College graduate, Dr. Birndorf...

Parenting Begins Long Before Baby Arrives

In our wildest fantasies we rarely imagine feeling anything other than pure unadulterated joy upon meeting our babies for the first time.

The Building Blocks of Connection

From Shelly J. Appet:

Attachment, Motherhood, and Mental Health

This is an interview conducted with Dr. Jessica Zucker by Therese J. Borchard of Beyond Blue.

The First Connection

Your browser does not support the video tag. Dr. Lane Strathearn describes the enduring nature of the mother-child bond and how that sets the stage for a lifetime of social connections.

Pediatricians: They’re Not Just For Kids Anymore

Last week I explored the potentiality of perinatal mood disorder interventions occurring within the context of the expectant mother-obstetrician/midwife relationship.

Prepartum Healthcare Can Impact Postpartum Mood Disorders

Perinatal mood disorders have been called the most common complication associated with childbirth.

Relational Strivings

Although each participant narrated her own unique developmental unfolding, many of the women interviewed explained feeling that there was “never enough” love to be consumed,...

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