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Do Men Get Postpartum Depression?

*Please note that the following blog primarily examines postpartum depression from a heterosexual view. This is not intended nor dismissive of any other sexual identity relationship as postpartum depression can occur in multiple ways across all new parental relationships*   Postpartum depression is a rather familiar and common occurrence pertaining to women that have just…

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How Long Does Postpartum Depression Last?

Within approximately 3 months of giving birth, some women can experience unexplainable sadness. These depressive-related feelings were not present before giving birth and often times one of the only precipitating events was childbirth. This can be a confusing, complicated, and worrisome experience for all involved. Although the exact etiology of this type of depression isn’t…

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Remembering Kerri Grote

My friend Kerri Grote passed away this morning. While I am still processing, I wanted to share the words she left to be read upon her passing. Life is short. I hope they bring you perspective, inspiration, and healing as they did for me. R.I.P Kerri. You are loved: “If you’re reading this, this fu$king…

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How Does Depression Affect The Brain?

More than 21 million people in the United States, or approximately 8.5% of the population, live with some sort of depression. Depression is known primarily for affecting people’s moods, but it can also be responsible for changes in people’s motivation levels, attitudes, thoughts, and actions. As brain and neuroscience research continues to make advances, it…

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Can Depression Cause Memory Loss?

Depression is a mental condition that can have multiple symptoms, including difficulties in motivation, ambition, and challenges with focusing on work, school, or other day-to-day tasks.  Chronic depression has also been correlated to short-term memory problems such as confusion and forgetfulness in some individuals.  Often, these short-term memory lapses will abate as depression is treated…

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Procrastination & Depression

“Maybe later…” Do underlined depressive symptoms unconsciously contribute to procrastination or do procrastination behaviors lead to feelings of depression?  The intersection of procrastination and depression is a weighted and interesting picture of overall mental health.  Depressed feelings and procrastination are very common occurrences.  At Louis Laves-Webb, LCSW, LPC-S & Associates we’ve supported numerous clients to…

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