In: depression

Mindfulness for Depression -Research Update
July 2, 2016

Mindfulness has received a lot of attention recently as an approach to improving mental health in a number of conditions. But…

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Heat for Depression
May 13, 2016

[important][/important][important][/important] Many people with depression have found Bikram Yoga to be an extremely helpful way of improving their mood and we…

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Children at Risk for Depression
May 8, 2016

James Hudziak, and other researchers, presented information suggesting a strategy for improving brain health, and reducing anxiety and depression in children…

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Accepting the Loss
April 29, 2016

One of my patients wrote to me this morning asking if she could get a medication to help with her anxiety….

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Staying Up Late
April 26, 2016

Andy and the Nighttime Child – Staying Up Late In our practice we work with a lot of bright young people…

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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Part 1: Acceptance and Willingness
April 13, 2016

I recently attended the Anxiety and Depression Association of America conference in Philadelphia, where I offered a two-hour workshop on Acceptance…

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Psychopharmacology and Psychobiology
February 8, 2016

The wonderful thing about having two blogs (www.moodsurfing.com and www.gatewaypsychiatric.com) is that there are two sets of readers for the articles…

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Depression Screening Recommended
February 3, 2016

Although it seems like nothing more than common sense, we were very pleased to see that the United States Preventive Services Task…

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Antidepressants in Pregnancy and Autism
January 22, 2016

Antidepressants in Pregnancy: Is Excess Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder Believable? Journal Watch Psychiatry editor, Allison Bryant, MD, MPH, reviewed a recent…

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Mood Charting for Complicated Problems
December 3, 2015

Mood Charting for Complicated Problems Lucy is a single woman who is a professor of anthropology at a local university. She is in her late…

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Bright Light for Non-Seasonal Depression
November 23, 2015

Bright light may work for non-seasonal depression. This is the conclusion of a study published in the prestigious psychiatric journal JAMA…

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Fish Oil for Depression
November 18, 2015

Is fish oil effective for treating depression? Just this past week a new patient in my practice asked me that question…

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S-Adenosyl-Methionine Update
November 8, 2015

SAM-e S-adenosylmethionine, or SAM-e for short, is one of the few nutritional supplements that has good clinical research to support its safety…

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Self Injury is the 8th Leading Cause of Death
September 20, 2015

An article just published online in the prestigious journal JAMA Psychiatry makes us drawn case that our fascination with trying to…

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St. John’s Wort for Depression
August 5, 2015

A recently published study raises questions about whether the natural supplement St. John’s wort is actually associated with fewer adverse effects…

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Prefrontal Cortex and Limbic System
June 30, 2015

A very bright young man who has a great potential as the therapist but who is wrestled with chronic depression for years…

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Bipolar Depression Webinar
June 11, 2015

Bipolar Depression with Dr. Peter Forster and Dr. Kelsey Schraufnagel Please join us for a Webinar on June 24th, 2015 at…

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Herd Instinct in Humans
May 30, 2015

Herd Instinct in Humans: The Source of Anxiety and Depression? Jeffrey Kahn has written a fascinating book (Angst: Origins of Anxiety…

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Facebook Causes Depression
May 26, 2015

How Can Facebook Usage Cause Depression? Today, social technology is commonplace. It’s practically unavoidable, and we rarely think of it as…

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Treating Mother’s Depression Helps Kids
May 15, 2015

Sometimes the very best way that mothers can help their children is by helping themselves. Fascinating study just published in the…

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