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Dr. Deb Patient Expert

New York, New York
I am a psychologist who writes about everyday matters and issues that impact the psyche. 
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"Doll Face" by Andrew Huang by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health This is a haunting and visually stunning work of art, showing how beauty is merely a facade. How media and its messages create a subjective world, where unattainable goal ... Read on »
"In Treatment" is Back In-Session at HBO by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I am so excited to watch the next installment of In Treatment tonight. I've written about this very special television show  before In Treatmen t goes deep into t ... Read on »
"Living with Depression" ~ Paperback Launch by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health So happy to be announcing that today, October 16th 2012, is the paperback launch of my award-winning book  "Living with Depression." To celebrate, I'm giving away ... Read on »
"Normal's Overrated" ~ House & N.A.M.I Take On Stigma by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Fox's mega-hit drama House has taken up residence with the National Alliance of Mental Illness to address the stigma of mental illness. The show is selling t-shirts with th ... Read on »
"Novelty Seeking" Tourism by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Research says that a growing number of travelers are choosing "Novelty" vacations. Are you one of them? How about booking a stay at these rooms that were made from unus ... Read on »
"One Letter Off" Movies: A Lateral Thinking Exercise by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Critical Thinking is the process by which we look for errors and find answers. Whereas Lateral Thinking is the finding of solutions through a creative process. R ... Read on »
"Positive Direction": May The Force Be With You by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Remember this scene from Star Wars? Stormtrooper: Let me see your identification. Obi-Wan: (influencing the stormtrooper's mind) You don't need to see ... Read on »
*** Breaking News*** by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health DEPRESSION GENE DISCOVERY ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Myriad Genetics, Inc., announced its discovery of the Apoptosis Protease Activating Factor 1 (Apaf-1) gene for major depres ... Read on »
*********Breaking News********* Genetics Explains Anorexia Nervosa by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Once again technology, medicine and genetic research help to explain psychological and psychiatric disorders. What we can learn from these advances are that psychological d ... Read on »
10 + 1 Tips for Being Medication Smart by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health The National Council on Patient Information and Education has a list of 10 ways to become medicine smart. When you get a prescription, remember to ask these questions ... Read on »
10 Things Blockbuster Movies Teach Us About Life by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health A.O. Scott writes that every movie genre offers teachable moments. Dramas highlight the importance of interpersonal connections. Horror movies impart the need to avoid b ... Read on »
10 Tips for Dealing with a Teacher-Bully by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Bullying has been front and center in the public arena for some time now. In recent years, schools have promoted a zero tolerance for schoolyard bullying. Guidelines ... Read on »
10 Tips for Ethical Parenting by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health In the forthcoming book Good Kids, Tough Choices , Dr. Rushworth M. Kidder reports that lying, cheating, insensitivity and lack of empathy are on the rise in children. ... Read on »
10 Tips for Making Sense of Evil: The Colorado Theatre Shooting by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health       The news that innocent people have been hurt and killed by the hand of a violent, angry man once again grabs the news. This time, in a movie theatre as the latest ... Read on »
12 Films That Feature Mental Illness by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health In celebration of the 2014 Oscars is my list of movies that feature mental illness. Many of these movies have won Oscars, while others should have, but didn't. As we r ... Read on »
13 Things Your Health Insurer Doesn't Want You To Know by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Excerpts from Insure.com ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Do you ever feel that when it comes to your health plan the deck is stacked against you? That's because there are many things ... Read on »
15 Mental Fitness Tips by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health 1. Learn to Relax: Allow yourself to let go of inner tensions by giving yourself a “mini vacation.” Give your mind a break by becoming engrossed in a good book, watchi ... Read on »
15 Tips for Mental Fitness by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I found these tips at the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program at University of Washington. 1. Learn to Relax Allow yourself to let go of inner tensions by giving you ... Read on »
15 Tips for Mental Fitness by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health 1. Learn to Relax Allow yourself to let go of inner tensions by giving yourself a “mini vacation.” Give your mind a break by becoming engrossed in a good book, watching ... Read on »