David discusses Shaken Baby Syndrome with “Mary” (not her real name) whose daughter-in-law served 2 years in jail for manslaughter when a Shaken Baby conviction was rammed through, ignoring evidence that the dead baby’s mother was far from a perfect caregiver, and ignoring the possibility of any medical crisis (such as an adverse reaction to a vaccine or medication). Unfortunately, this is not an isolated case, and some caregivers have been punished much more stringently. Yet science is slowly realizing that this syndrome is probably completely imaginary, and that babies that die without external evidence of abuse probably did not die of abuse.
Did you know that depression rates rose 18% in the last decade world-wide and that the most vulnerable groups are youth, pregnant or postpartum women and the elderly. And unfortunately, rates of depression are increasing for adolescents as well. Beatty talked about the signs and symptoms of depression and offered concrete suggestions as to how to best deal with your depression. Don’t wait if your symptoms don’t improve or are worsening. Reaching out and asking for help is the very best thing that you can do for yourself and your family.
She also discussed what to do if your partner is no longer interested in sex and the benefits of dealing early on with sexual and other emotional, psychological and psychiatric issues.
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To life and love,