Tag Archives : Emotional Health

Emotional Health · Family & Friends

Grandchildren: Pleasures and Burdens

By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

As a parent, you are free to make your own decisions, but when you are taking care of someone else’s children, you are expected to abide by their rules. This can be especially sticky within families, because as a caretaker you have been given responsibilities, but may not be given much of a “voice” in the decision making.

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The Wednesday Five: Best of 2015

By Women's Voices For Change
In this week's Wednesday Five, Women's Voices for Change is highlighting some of its most engaging stories of the year — as determined by you, our faithful readers.
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Books · Emotional Health

Women as Victims: ‘The Hand That Feeds You,’ by A.J. Rich

By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

How do you know when epic flaws are actually abusive traits that are harmful to you — and that love has nothing to do with it? A new novel, by A.J. Rich, called 'The Hand That Feeds You,' attempts to answer that question while at the same time providing a new entry into the genre of highbrow semi- literary thrillers.

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Dr. Pat Consults: Dementia—Symptoms, Risk Factors, and Diagnosis

By Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D. MS
By Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D.

There are a number of risk factors for developing dementia. These can be thought of broadly in two categories: those that you can do something about and those that you cannot. Risk factors you can’t change include aging—risk dramatically rises with age, with more than 50 percent of those older than 85 being affected—and genetics.

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Emotional Health

Infertility Treatment’s Toll on Sexual Intimacy

By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

Infertility treatments often contain mood-altering hormones. Furthermore, the monthly drama of hope and disappointment accompanying each cycle is very taxing. And the focus on reproductive tactics, including timing of ovulation and other techniques, takes any chance of “romance” out of lovemaking.

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