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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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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 »
Step 3b: Get rid of trigges by Alexandra Cohen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Let us continue dealing with triggers. In the previous post I tried to explain what to do with memory triggers and annoying things. (And if you're new here - here is the begi ... Read on »
Step 3a: Get rid of trigges by Alexandra Cohen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health In parts 1 and 2 we have dealt with ourselves and people who surround us. Let's now move to distracting objects. If you followed my advice - you should now have a list of d ... Read on »
Step 2: Accept people as they are (but don't let them upset you) by Alexandra Cohen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health In step 1 you learnt to accept yourself as you are with all the good and bad sides of your personality (well I hope you did). Now what about other people. They are annoying ... Read on »
To-do list : 1. accept yourself by Alexandra Cohen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Now as we found the source of depression... Here's the first point in our to-do list: learn to accept who you are and don't distinguish either your good or bad traits fr ... 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 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 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 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 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 »
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 »
Special populations and depression therapy by Alexandra Cohen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Today I would like to start speaking about antidepressant therapy as the most common depression cure method. However, before listing different medications in-depth I'll beg ... Read on »
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 »
Sleeping disorders and depression by Alexandra Cohen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Sleeping disorders are known to be one of the common symptoms of depression. However, the relationship between insomnia and depression is more complicated where one effects ... Read on »
Symptoms of depression by Alexandra Cohen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health In the first post I quoted the article which explains the built-up of depression. Now let us look closely on its symptoms so that we know every bit about the sickness we fac ... Read on »