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Alexandra Cohen Patient Expert

Moscow, Russia
I have suffered depression for 4 years and as I'm being recovered I would like to share my experience with anyone who needs help. I created a blog that contains my own observations and self-help tips which I worked out since there was no medical help available in a place where I live. In future I... Full Bio
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10 tips on how to sleep better by Alexandra Cohen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health In the previous post I provided anexplanation of the link between depression and sleeping disorders. Here I am posting tips on how to get to bed easily and sleep well. ... Read on »
10 Tips to help someone with depression by Alexandra Cohen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Sometimes it is hard to find the right words. Sometimes even the best intentions may hurt. This post is dedicated to people who know someone with depression. So what t ... Read on »
Alcohol and depression by Alexandra Cohen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I have thought a lot about the recent events in my life and it made me understand the following: wise are those who learn from their's earlier mistakes. Today I would like ... Read on »
Don't get stuck in a swamp with your friends by Alexandra Cohen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health This is the answer to comment from Joi "Realizing that we have more power than we give ourselves credit for helps a lot. Sometimes we just have to switch people OFF ... Read on »
Find the source of your depression by Alexandra Cohen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I haven't posted here for a month already and I'll tell you why: I was dealing with things that disturbed me. Although it can be hard, but trying to shift daily rou ... Read on »
Get rid of disturbing thoughts and memories by Alexandra Cohen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Today I'd like to tell you about dreams and memories. There is some exciting activity - dreaming. Dreaming of who you want to become, what you want from your w ... Read on »
Get rid of disturbing thoughts and memories by Alexandra Cohen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Today I'd like to tell you about dreams and memories. Dreaming the future There is some exciting activity - dreaming. Dreaming of who you want to become, what you ... Read on »
How antidepressants work. PART 1 by Alexandra Cohen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Today I searched for some clear explanation on how SSRI antidepressants work, that will not resemble an encyclopedic article with dozens of medical terms on top of each othe ... Read on »
How antidepressants work. PART 2 by Alexandra Cohen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Here goes the second part of the material. This one is about neurotransmitters's and receptors' work. " 3. What happens when a message is passed from one cell to another ... Read on »
How antidepressants work. PART 3 by Alexandra Cohen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Here is the last part of the material about Antidepressants and it is actually about them. After 2 long and sweet parts of a preface here is the last one which describes dep ... Read on »
How MAOI Antidepressants work by Alexandra Cohen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Now let us look carefully at different types of antidepressants. But before doing this, I'd strongly recommens you to read the preface (Parts 1, 2, 3 ) before you continue t ... Read on »
How SSRI antidepressants work by Alexandra Cohen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health We continue listing different types of antidepressants. If you missed the preface, I'd strongly recommend you to read it here: PART 1, 2, 3 SPECIFIC SEROTONIN RE-UPTA ... Read on »
How tricyclic antidepressants work by Alexandra Cohen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health If you haven't read a preface, I'd strongly recommend you to look through it: Part 1, 2, 3. THE TRICYCLIC ANTIDEPRESSANTS What are the tricyclics used for ? Tricycl ... Read on »
I'll share all I know about depression but I'm not a doctor by Alexandra Cohen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Recently I've received a comment from anonymous user who suffered from a loss of a loved one and asked for help. I answered but I would like to make it a separate post too ... Read on »
I'll share all I know about depression but I'm not a doctor by Alexandra Cohen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Recently I've received a comment from anonymous user who suffered from a loss of a loved one and asked for help. I answered but I would like to make it a separate post to ... Read on »
Improving Self-Esteem by Alexandra Cohen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Along with antidepressant therapy I would like to offer you some more ways to improve your state. Medicinres are ok of course, but why don't help you body get well faster by ... Read on »
Key points about antidepressant therapy by Alexandra Cohen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health One more thing before I start describing different kinds of antidepressants. Well actually here are 13 things - some key points about antidepressant therapy that can be usef ... Read on »
Let the sunshine in by Alexandra Cohen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Good things come and go while bad ones tend to stick in a memory and sometimes even good things pass by unnoticed. This is why a depressed mind spend sleepless nights reco ... Read on »
Let the sunshine in by Alexandra Cohen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Good things come and go while bad ones tend to stick in a memory and sometimes even good things pass by unnoticed. This is why a depressed mind spend sleepless nights reco ... Read on »
October - National Depression Awareness Month by Alexandra Cohen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health This year I reduced activity on this blog because of many changes in my life. The main change of course is dragging myself out of what I call 'full-grade' depr ... Read on »