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Dan Lukasik

California
I am a lawyer at partner at a law firm in Buffalo, New York and have practiced law for the past 21 years.  I also suffer from clincial depression.  Studies show that lawyers suffer from depression at twice the national rate.  Accordingly, of the 1 million lawyers in America, about... Full Bio
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Adventures in Depression by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression From the blog Hyperbole and a Half, an well-written take (including cartoons!) about one person’s experience with depression and feeling bad for “no good reason”.  Read th ... Read on »
Am I Depressed or Just Surrounded by #!%holes? by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Elvira Aletta, Ph.D. at her Explorewhatsnext.com website writes, “Assholes somehow wake us feel like dopes for being nice” and when we see them everyday at work or school, ... Read on »
An Interview with Dr. Andrew Weil about Depression by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression One reason Andrew Weil, M.D., the “father of integrative medicine,” wrote his new book, Spontaneous Happiness , is t ... Read on »
An Interview with Tim Farrington, Author of “A Hell of Mercy.” by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression From the blog Beyond Blue, a great interview with author Tim Farrington who talks about the dark night of the soul and d ... Read on »
An Interview with Will Meyerhofer About Depression in the Legal Profession by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Will Meyerhofer, JD LCSW, is an author and a psychotherapist in private practice in NYC.  He holds degrees from Harvar ... Read on »
Anderson Kill Partner Talks Depression Among Law Students (and Lawyers) by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Mike Lane, a partner at Anderson Kill & Olick. Lane recently won the David S. Stoner Uncommon Counselor Award. Read The ... Read on »
Another Way For Lawyers to Think About Time Management by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Law students, lawyers and judges are always pursuing time.  Watches on our wrists act more like compasses than time keepers as they point us in directions we must m ... Read on »
Anti-Depressants or Picking Blueberries for Better Health? by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Just how related is depression to other health maladies such as heart disease and are anti-depressants really the solution?   Read the Blog Read on »
Anti-Inflammatory Drug Proves Effective for Treating Severe Depression by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression A lot of recent research has suggested that an overactive inflammatory response in the body is connected to depression ... Read on »
Antidepressants are not ‘Happy Pills’ by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Depression medications are not ‘happy pills’ or a ‘quick fix’ for people who use antidepressants say depression sufferers in a series of frank, heartfelt interviews.   Rea ... Read on »
Anxiety and Exaggerations: Get Relief From Amplifying Possibilities into Catastrophes by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Worry, anxiety, stress and panic reflect emotional expressions of catastrophic thinking. Technically, catastrophizing is an exaggerating, irrational, style of dwelling on ... Read on »
Anxiety Society: Meet Larry by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Interview with novelist about his recovery from anxiety and depression.  Read the Interview Read on »
Anxious Idiot by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression From The New York Times, author/blogger Daniel Smith writes, “Anxiety, like the tide, is forever receding and returnin ... Read on »
Anyway: Paradoxical Commandments for the Depressed by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression From blogger Therese Borchard, her “commandments” that she tries to keep when completely disabled by depression.   Read the Blog Read on »
Are Lawyers From Top Schools a lot Happier About Their Career Choice? by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Lawyers who graduated from elite law schools are only slightly happier about their career choice than their counterparts from lesser-ranked schools, according to a new stu ... Read on »
Are Lawyers More Likely to Suffer from Addiction? by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression In this piece, psychologist M.K. El-Youself, Ph.D. explores a critical topic. Read the Blog Read on »
Are You Bummed Out From Bar Exam Burnout? 7 Tips To Prevent Bar Exam Burnout by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression For those recently graduated law students who are in the thick of things with studying for the Bar Exam.   Read the Blog Read on »
As my Mother Lay Dying by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression The best conversations with mothers always take place in silence when only the heart speaks  – Carrie Latet My mother is dying of cancer in a nearby hospital. ... Read on »
Assisting the Depressed Lawyer by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression From the Texas Bar Journal, an important piece about what people can do to help a depressed lawyer.   Read the Article Read on »
Atticus Finch by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression I grew up in a small town.  My four siblings and I lived with our folks in an old farmhouse atop a hill.  Summers were simply magical.  I would play in the woods by day an ... Read on »