HIDDEN: An Ash Park Novel (#4)

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by Meg   •   Filed under Books

FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF FAMISHED

A gruesome crime. A vicious predator. And a detective on the verge of losing everything. 

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REDEMPTION: An Ash Park Novel (#5)

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 by Meg   •   Filed under Books

A grisly murder. An unsolved cold case. And a father who’ll stop at nothing to punish the man who killed his daughter.

FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF FAMISHED

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ALIEN LANDSCAPE: A Short Story

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 by Meg   •   Filed under Books

FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF FAMISHED

Flesh rots. Love remains. 

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CRIMSON SNOW: A Short Story

Thursday, February 16, 2017 by Meg   •   Filed under Books

How far could you go to survive? Whom could you sacrifice? 

FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF FAMISHED

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Say Goodbye to Stress! Why Books Might Be the Ultimate Chill Pill.

Thursday, November 02, 2017 by Meg   •   Filed under Treatment Techniques

I’m an author and a mother. In many ways a stereotypical, do-all-the-things, stressed-out-to-the-max, sacrifice-for-my-kids, mother. But one thing I’ve never been willing to sacrifice is my reading time. Every morning when I wake up, I pull out a book and get in a chapter or two. Ditto before bed. And if I’m overwhelmed with the million little things I have to complete, I read even more. This isn’t because I’m a writer. It’s because I’m a shrink that I am such a strong advocate for curling up with a good book....  continue reading

"Dammit, Mother Nature!" Prepartum Depression and Misdiagnosis

Wednesday, November 01, 2017 by Meg   •   Filed under Depression

Postpartum depression (or Major Depression with peripartum onset) is not a separate disorder from prepartum depression in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual-V. And even though the official diagnosis states that the symptoms of postpartum depression should appear in the first four weeks after birth, most practitioners are aware that postpartum depression can start at any point from the time pregnancy starts to a year following birth. 

But this confusion with diagnostics leads to some very bad things, namely that some women who need assistance during their pregnancies don’t get it. Many don’t recognize that Major Depression can rear it’s ugly head during this timeframe and fuck up every baby shower and cake eating party you have planned while you are enjoying your ballooning waistline. 

This is perhaps why prepartum depression is not much discussed. Women don’t know it’s a thing. Some doctors don’t know it’s a thing. But it is. And when pregnant women are depressed they might need help in order to care for themselves and their bun in the oven. ...  continue reading