ALIEN LANDSCAPE: A Short Story

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 by Meg   •   Filed under Books

FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF FAMISHED

Flesh rots. Love remains. 

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CRIMSON SNOW: A Short Story

Thursday, February 16, 2017 by Meg   •   Filed under Books

How far could you go to survive? Whom could you sacrifice? 

FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF FAMISHED

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Say Goodbye to Stress! Why Books Might Be the Ultimate Chill Pill.

Thursday, November 02, 2017 by Meg   •   Filed under Treatment Techniques

I’m an author and a mother. In many ways a stereotypical, do-all-the-things, stressed-out-to-the-max, sacrifice-for-my-kids, mother. But one thing I’ve never been willing to sacrifice is my reading time. Every morning when I wake up, I pull out a book and get in a chapter or two. Ditto before bed. And if I’m overwhelmed with the million little things I have to complete, I read even more. This isn’t because I’m a writer. It’s because I’m a shrink that I am such a strong advocate for curling up with a good book....  continue reading

"Dammit, Mother Nature!" Prepartum Depression and Misdiagnosis

Wednesday, November 01, 2017 by Meg   •   Filed under Depression

Postpartum depression (or Major Depression with peripartum onset) is not a separate disorder from prepartum depression in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual-V. And even though the official diagnosis states that the symptoms of postpartum depression should appear in the first four weeks after birth, most practitioners are aware that postpartum depression can start at any point from the time pregnancy starts to a year following birth. 

But this confusion with diagnostics leads to some very bad things, namely that some women who need assistance during their pregnancies don’t get it. Many don’t recognize that Major Depression can rear it’s ugly head during this timeframe and fuck up every baby shower and cake eating party you have planned while you are enjoying your ballooning waistline. 

This is perhaps why prepartum depression is not much discussed. Women don’t know it’s a thing. Some doctors don’t know it’s a thing. But it is. And when pregnant women are depressed they might need help in order to care for themselves and their bun in the oven. ...  continue reading

Watching Yesterday: How to Let Go of the Past

Wednesday, November 01, 2017 by Meg   •   Filed under General

The tendency to live in the past is an evolutionary imperative. Without some focus on what mistakes were made and who hurt us, we would have been less likely to survive as individuals over the long term. 

But if focusing on the past is sucking the fun out of your current life, it might be time to let it go like an orphaned Disney character with a rare medical condition. Except as opposed to freezing your emotions (or your damn house) you have to figure out how to not give a fuck. 

But how to not give a fuck without swallowing feelings and inadvertently messing yourself up more?...  continue reading

Top 11 Risk Factors for Postpartum Depression

Wednesday, November 01, 2017 by Meg   •   Filed under Postpartum Depression

 

 

Postpartum depression affects between ten and twenty percent of American women. While there are a number of symptoms associated with PPD (discussed here), there are just as many risk factors that can increase the odds of ending up this disorder....  continue reading