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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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The Black Dog: How to Resume a Productive Life after Clinical Depression by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression From the Texas Bar Journal, lawyer Ted Weiss bravely tells about his recovery from depression and return to work.   Read the News Read on »
Is Your Professional Life Fulfilling? by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Can the lack of a fulfilling life in the law be a sign of depression? Depression increases the risk for malpractice claims or disciplinary complaints.   Read the News ... Read on »
Practical Tips to Beating Back the Depression Demon by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression From law firm consultant Rhonda Muir, great tips about how to contain and heal from depression while working in the legal profession.   Read the Blog Read on »
Depression as a Loss of Heart by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Depression is one of the most common psychological problems in modern society.  It appears in chronic low-grade forms that can drain a person’s energy and in more acute fo ... Read on »
Depression Meets Dendrobium by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression From BP Magazine blogger Melody Moezzi, a piece about how orchids boost her mood.   Read the Blog Read on »
Hoping for More than Remission of Symptoms by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression From John Folk-Williams at The Storied Mind, if you could get rid of depression, what would you want your life to look like?   Read the Blog Read on »
Depression and the Dimensions of Complexity in Nature by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Fascinating piece by Gregg Henriques, Ph.D. which argues that we should think of depression as a state of psychological shutdown that can be broken down into depressive re ... Read on »
Unhappy Lawyers and the Myth of “I’m not creative” by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Blogger Jennifer Alvey passionate plea to unhappy lawyers to see themselves as creative. Read on »
Does the Way that Lawyers are Encouraged to Think and Work Make Them Vulnerable to Depression? by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression A high stress job combined with a temperamental inclination to analyze and pick apart can leave lawyers unusually vulnerable to depression.  Read the Blog Read on »
Judge Tells of Depression Struggle in Bid to Help Many in Legal Circles by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Federal Judge Shane Marshall said that when personal and professional stress led to his relapse into depression in June, he initially felt like it was a “failure”.   Read ... Read on »
Inebriation, Intervention, and Insight: A Trial Lawyer Finds His Soul by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression From lawyer Gary Gwilliam, his account of how the stress of practicing law lead to alcoholism and depression.   Read the Blog Read on »
Quitting the Law: A Review of the New Book “Life After Law” By Liz Brown, J.D. by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression From the website Quitting the Law, a review of the new book from lawyer turned author Liz Brown, J.D.   Read the Blog Read on »
Exercise Can Ease Depression, But More Research Is Needed by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Researchers now say that exercise might have only a moderate effect on depression.   Read the News Read on »
Sleep, The Other Medicine for my Depression by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Since blogger Christine Stapleton’s diagnosis of depression and last major depressive episode 8 years ago, sleep has become a barometer for her quality of life.   Read the ... Read on »
9 Ways to Reduce Anxiety Right Here, Right Now by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Check out these great tools and techniques to manage your anxiety from Margarita Tartakovsky.   Read the Blog Read on »
Diet Is Associated with Risk of Depression by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression A new study shows that a healthy diet has potential not only in warding off depression, but also in its prevention.   Read the News Read on »
A Wine A Day Keeps the Psychiatrist Away? Light Drinking Linked to Cover Risk of Depression by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression A new study concludes that drinking wine may be associated with a lower risk of developing depression.   Read the Story Read on »
Raise Your Self-Esteem by Doing the Opposite by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression From Mike Budrant, a blog about our natural tendency to do things that prove our low self-esteem and why it’s important and how to do the opposite.   Read the Blog Read on »
Can Unhappy Events Cause Depression? by Dan Lukasik Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression What actually “causes” depression?  What the difference between feeling just sad after a loss and actual clinical depression?   Read the Blog Read on »