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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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International Survivors of Suicide Day by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Every year on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, the  American Foundation for Suicide Prevention  sponsors International Survivors of Suicide Day - reaching out to tho ... 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 »
National Depression Screening Day by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health National Depression Screening Day is Thursday, October 10th. Each year, more than half a million children and adults are screened for depression with t ... Read on »
Moving Through A Difficult Anniversary Date by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health "Anniversary Effect", sometimes called Anniversary Reaction, is defined as a unique set of unsettling feelings, thoughts or memories that occur on the anniversary of ... Read on »
Depression and Your Child: The Virtual Book Tour by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Monday, September 2 – Book Trailer of the Week at  Pump Up Your Book Tuesday, September 3 – Interview at  Blogcritics Wednesday, September 4 – Interview at  The Writer ... Read on »
Bibliotherapy: When A Good Book is All You Need by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Bibliotherapy, also known as Reading Therapy, is the inclusion of books to help a child or adult move through emotional experiences. From fiction, non-fiction, poetry or p ... 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 »
Depression and Your Child: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Watch my book "Depression and Your Child: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers"  by The Rowman and Littlefield Publishing Group go from proposal to full on manuscript, ... Read on »
How To Find A Good Psychotherapist by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health It's a difficult, yet brave and courageous moment when someone makes the decision to pursue mental health therapy. More difficult than the decision to go to t ... Read on »
May is Mental Health Awareness Month by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Wellness is essential to living a full and productive life. It’s about keeping healthy as well as getting healthy.  Wellness involves a set of skills and st ... Read on »
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Sexual Assault Awareness Month is observed in April in the United States, and is dedicated to making a concerted effort to raise awareness about and prevent sexual v ... Read on »
Research Says Self-Help Surfing and Reading Aid in Reducing Depression by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Reading self-help books and browsing internet sites could be just what the doctor ordered to help with symptoms of severe depression, according to a new study publishe ... Read on »
March 1st is International Self-Injury Awareness Month by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health What do Singer, Fiona Apple; Comedian, Russell Brand; Actress, Drew Barrymore; Actor, Johnny Depp; Actor, Colin Farrell; Actress, Megan Fox; Actress, Angelina Jolie; S ... Read on »
February is Eating Disorders Awareness Month by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health February is Eating Disorders Awareness month in Canada, The United Kingdom and The United States. Eating disorders result from an interplay of genetic, social and ... Read on »
Weisure Stress by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Seems that the line dividing work and leisure is thinning. More people are finding themselves dealing with work issues beyond the so-called the 7 day a week boundar ... Read on »
Helping Someone with Depression During the Holiday Season by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health The holiday season is not just a time for traditional festivities, merry making, good will and celebrating with loved ones. For some, it's the loneliest time of the ye ... Read on »
Happiness Flow Chart by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Simply shownNot easily achieved                                           Read on »
You Are Not Alone in this Fight: NAMI PSA by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I am loving this short video from NAMI about heroes who lived with depression. Reminds me of the video I made a few years ago highlighting over 400 high profile people  w ... Read on »
Good News or the Bad News First? Why Taking the Hit Early Leads to Happiness by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health When it comes to living with depression, and you have a choice of taking good news or bad news first, research says to grab the bad news first. When both good and bad ... Read on »