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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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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 »
Suicide Survivor Awareness 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 National Survivors of Suicide Day - reaching out to thousands of ... Read on »
Children's Grief Awareness Day: 11/15/12 by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Grief is a powerful emotional experience that results from loss - be it from death, divorce, trauma or disaster. By the age of 16, over 5.4 million children will suffer ... Read on »
Hurricane Sandy: How to Cope with Disaster by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health In light of the devastation and suffering from the aftermath  Hurricane Sandy , this list is offered to help individuals understand Disaster Reactions. Having a direc ... Read on »
How to Find A Good Psychotherapist by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health It is a difficult, yet brave and courageous moment when someone makes the decision to pursue mental health therapy. But more difficult than the decision to go to thera ... 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 »
Helping Someone You Know with Depression by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Friends and family can be a lifeline for someone with depression. You can be a critical factor in their recovery. Depending on the severity of the depression, there ar ... Read on »
October 11th is National Depression Screening Day by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health   In honor of NATIONAL DEPRESSION SCREENING DAY, I'm giving away 3 autographed copies of my award-winning book "Living with Depression" ~ now available in paperback. ... Read on »
Celebs Who Live With Mental Illness by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I love when high profile people come out and talk openly about living with a mental illness. Take a look at some famous names who have lived with unipolar, bipolar and postp ... Read on »
World Suicide Prevention Day: September 10th by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Every 40 seconds someone dies by suicide.  Every 41 seconds someone's left to make sense of it. That's over 1 million people who die by suicide each year. And mill ... 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 »
Six Ways to Relax on Vacation by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health We don’t need another study to tell us that vacations are good for our mental health. Time away from stress can certainly be healing. But leaving anxie ... Read on »