Category Archives: Depression

What Causes Depression?

Depression is a complex problem and rarely caused by one single factor. The important thing for a person suffering from depression to realize is that it’s not your fault. Both internal and external factors work together to affect our physical … Continue reading

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Managing Work/Life Stressors

Many factors have contributed to the apparent increase in anxiety and depression in recent years. As I mentioned in a recent blog post, social media allows us to see many problems in the lives of others, and some sensitive people … Continue reading

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Teen Depression and Cell Phone Use – Is There a Connection?

There’s no doubt there has been a frightening increase in depression and suicides in recent years, particularly among teenage girls. According to the CDC, between 2010 and 2015, suicide among girls increased by 65% and severe depression increased by 58%. … Continue reading

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Creating Healthy Habits in 2018

With the new year just beginning, it is time to start thinking about how you are going to build the best you in 2018.  January 1 is a great time to start and with some planning you can be prepared … Continue reading

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Michael Phelps and His Anxiety

Major sports figures and celebrities often appear to have perfect lives.  But over the years a few have been brave enough to come forward and share personal stories about their anxiety and depression.  Michael Phelps is the latest to come … Continue reading

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Is Depression Hereditary?

Depression is a serious mood disorder that can impact every single area of an individual’s life.  Here in New York City we see depression caused by many external factors.  The question has always remained whether or not depression runs in … Continue reading

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Preparing for Holiday Anxiety

If you suffer from depression and/or anxiety, the onset of colder weather may make you feel nervous.  The recent arrival of fall may trigger an additional stressor – the upcoming holidays.  For many, the holiday season is a time of … Continue reading

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How to Avoid the Winter Blues

At this time of year many people who suffer from depression have a bit of a reprieve.  They are able to get out and about in NYC, enjoy activities, and see friends.  But, just like in Game of Thrones, the … Continue reading

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Anxiety at Work

Deadlines, pressure, budgets.  A cranky boss, overbearing colleague, or a client you just can not make happy.   All these aspects of your professional life can add up to feeling over stressed and may trigger your anxiety. When you experience … Continue reading

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New Year – New You – Beating Depression

This time of year is when New Year’s resolutions are made.  Many individuals want to lose weight, adjust their attitude, find a better job, or move.  For individuals suffering from depression, they just want to start to feel a little … Continue reading

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