How to Communicate in a Relationship: 10 Tips — Talkspace

Couples Therapy Relationship-centered therapy that connects you and your partner Learn more 10 Tips for Effective Communication in a Relationship If you’re not sure how to communicate in a relationship, try introducing these strategies the next time you interact with your partner. Over time, with practice and knowledge, you’ll become more aware of problematic communication … Read more

Folic Acid Tied to a Reduction in Suicide Attempts

Prescription folic acid, a synthetic form of vitamin B9, may provide a safe and effective approach for decreasing suicidal ideation, new research suggests. After adjusting for multiple factors, results from a large pharmaco-epidemiological study showed taking folic acid was associated with a 44% reduction in suicide events. Dr Robert Gibbons “These results are really putting … Read more

Examples, Signs, and Effects — Talkspace

Signs of Verbal Abuse It’s not always easy to recognize verbal abuse. Many verbally abusive behaviors, such as shouting or name-calling, have historically been downplayed or normalized. Even if a victim of verbal abuse is in pain, they may be told they’re overreacting to the point that they believe it. If a relationship with someone … Read more

12 Marriage Problems Couples Commonly Face — Talkspace

Couples Therapy Relationship-centered therapy that connects you and your partner Learn more 12 Common Marriage Problems Marital problems stem from poor communication, lack of intimacy, money problems, and growing apart as life takes different twists and turns. If you realize that your marriage is hitting a rough patch, but both you and your spouse are … Read more

Is Medical Cannabis the Answer to the Opioid Crisis?

Medical cannabis may be an important alternative to opioids for pain management, new research suggests. In a large survey, patients with a variety of ailments, including pain and mental health problems, reported less pain and better functioning, after using medical cannabis — and most were able to stop or cut back on their opioid use. … Read more

High-Dose Folic Acid During Pregnancy Tied to Cancer Risk in Kids

Prenatal exposure to high-dose folic acid is associated with a greater than twofold increased risk for cancer in children of mothers with epilepsy, new data from a Scandinavian registry of more than 3 million pregnancies suggests. The increased risk for cancer did not change after considering other factors that could explain the risk, such as … Read more

How to manage your finances over Christmas

Keeping your spending in check over the holidays can be challenging. Even when we know we can’t afford to overspend, the thought of letting friends, family and loved ones down can urge us to go beyond our means. We share 25 ways you can manage your finances in the run-up to the holidays and avoid … Read more

Health Risks to Babies When Antidepressants Used During Pregnancy

A new study in Psychological Medicine Finds that babies born to mothers taking antidepressants were more than six times as likely to have neonatal withdrawal syndrome—including breathing problems, irritability/agitation, tremors, feeding problems, and seizures—than those born to mothers taking other types of drugs. More than 80% of the reported symptoms were classified as serious. The … Read more