Her Healthy Mind

Her Healthy Mind is a blog created by the Women's Mental Health Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Our goal is to explore research topics, provide updates on the state of the knowledge, and discuss frequently asked questions in women's mental health, a field that we are very passionate about. We hope that this will be a helpful resource for patients, students, and other healthcare providers.

The Emotional Scars from a C-Section

http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/sc-psychological-effects-c-section-family-0606-20170518-story.htmlFor many women childbirth is a happy, fulfilling and empowering experience. For others it can be one of the most traumatic events of their lives. It can bring them a sense of accomplishment or failure, joy or trauma.Emotional reactions and[…]

Race, PTSD and Urban Violence

"From elementary school through middle school, I can't remember how many times the White kids asked if they could touch my hair. I'm not kidding when I say it happened pretty much once a week at least. At first, it[…]

Treating PMDD without Medications

In an earlier post, we defined PMS and PMDD, and briefly discussed their etiology. Here, we will look into the treatment of PMS/PMDD. While there are many pharmacologic treatments of PMDD, non-pharmacologic approaches may often be considered first. Indeed, just[…]

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