Category Archives: Depression

Should You Take Medication for Your Depression?

Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) affects 6 million American adults, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. But many other adults struggle with less severe forms of depression, anxiety, or just what is called “the blues.” The severity of … Continue reading

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Careers That Cause Depression and Burnout

We spend many hours at our jobs, often well over 40 hours a week. Naturally, our careers will have a major impact on our mental health. A person who loves their line of work, feels fairly compensated and appreciated, and … Continue reading

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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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