Monthly archives for June, 2013

Disturbing Behaviors and Moods in Dementia: What You Can Do

  Disturbing Behaviors and Moods in Dementia: What You Can Do   By Arline Kaplan © 2000 (All Rights Reserved) “Sometimes he is joyful, other times he is ugly in his behavior, especially his vulgar talk…and he angers easily in crowds of people.” “He has lost interest in everything.” “Daddy left the house for the […]

For Caregivers: Finding Support and Help

  For Caregivers: Finding Support and Help By Arline Kaplan © 2000 Because you are a devoted caregiver, you are at risk of becoming a hidden victim of the disease. For your own well-being and that of the person you are caring for, it is important that you Monitor your stress level and find ways […]

Complementary and Alternative Treatments For Autism Spectrum Disorder

Arline Kaplan © 2013 (All Rights Reserved) More than half of parents of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) give them complementary or alternative treatments (CATs).  Aware that many parents are acting with little or no guidance, experts recently reviewed the scientific evidence for 19 CATs, recommending three and listing several others as worthy of […]

Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy: Exploring the Issues

By Arline Kaplan © 2013 (All Rights Reserved) The extent to which antidepressant use during pregnancy is associated with increased risks of postnatal adaptation syndrome (PNAS), persistent pulmonary hypertension in the newborn (PPHN), first-trimester teratogenicity, stillbirth and infant mortality is explored in two recent journal articles.1, 2 In a recent interview, Nancy Byatt, DO, MBA, […]