1. Depression – How to diagnose it_Answer

    It sounds as though you may have several symptoms of depression. These include loss of motivation, energy, drive and interest in things and activities that usually energize you. The feeling you describe of life being gray and no longer “in color” is another image I hear fairly often from people …Read More

  2. Depression – How to diagnose it_Question

    Dr. Beth,   I have been running on empty for quite a while. I don’t feel motivated at my job and I have no drive to take care of things at home, but I force myself to do some of them anyway.  I feel like I have less patience than normal and tend to get angry easily.  Basically it seems like li…Read More

  3. Depression – How to find help_Answer

    You are suffering from a depression that has clearly become disabling in its severity.  I have dealt with many people who have experienced   depression as severe as yours.  This is a dangerous level of depression and you cannot afford to procrastinate any longer on getting help.  Some people ev…Read More

  4. Depression – How to find help_Question

    Dear Dr. Beth, I know I am depressed and have been for a long time, but I’m actually too depressed to get out of bed or even make a phone call to make myself get in touch with a doctor or counselor. I can barely even get myself to write this email. I hardly eat at all or shower or do any of the no…Read More

  5. Depression – two different types_Question

    Dr. Beth, I’ve heard that there are two types of depression, situational depression and biological depression.  I don’t really understand the difference. How do you know if you have one type of depression or the other?…Read More

  6. Postpartum Help in Northern Colorado

    Not many people know the signs and symptoms of postpartum. Knowing the warning signs early can help you detect whether something may be going on. Here is a list of what you should be on the look out for: You have bleeding that soaks a pad every hour for two hours. You have a foul odor coming from yo…Read More

  7. Become A More Confident Parent With The Help Of Dr. Beth Firestein

    Women often struggle with the overcoming roles in parenting. Just when you think you've got it down, another gust of wind somes through life to stir things up again. If you are struggling with the responsibilities in parenthood and need some professional guidance, Dr. Beth Firestein can help you reg…Read More

  8. Postpartum Depression Help

    As many as 80% of women experience some mood disturbances after pregnancy ("postpartum"). They feel upset, alone, afraid, or unloving toward their baby, and guilt for having these feelings. If you think you are in need of some therapy, call Dr. Beth Firestein for a consultation. She is experienced w…Read More

  9. Postpartum Depression Victims Trust Dr. Beth Firestein

    Postpartum depression (PPD), also called postnatal depression, is a form of clinical depression which can affect women after childbirth. Postpartum depression occurs in women after they have carried a child, usually in the first few months, and may last up to several months or even a year. Symptoms …Read More

  10. Post Partum Depression Very Common

    You may be surprised to learn that over 20% of new mothers struggle with post-partum depression. It is not unusual to feel alternating depression and happiness right after the birth of your child. However, when that lasts beyond one or two weeks, there may be reason for concern.  Symptoms are simil…Read More