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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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What's Unique about Your Heart? by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Your Heart is Open You love easily and without fear of rejection. You believe that love is th ... Read on »
Grand Rounds 7:46 by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Grand Rounds is a weekly round up of the best health blog posts on the Internet. Each week a different blogger takes turns hosting - me this time around - and summarize ... Read on »
Ground Rounds at Dr. Deb Next Week by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health When I was in graduate school, I loved going to "Grand Rounds" in the hospital where I had an internship. It was a such a great learning experience - and one that lives on ... Read on »
Hybrid Imagery by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Hybrid Imagery combines the low spatial frequencies of one picture with the high spatial frequencies of another. The end result is an optical illusion that can be per ... Read on »
High Profile People Who Talk Openly About Mental Illness by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Take a look at some of the celebrities who live with a mental illness. My book, "Living with Depression" is officially on sale, and includes ... Read on »
Out of Body Experiences by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Out-of-body experiences (OBEs) are typically associated with individuals who have certain kinds of dissociative or post traumatic disorders. Though people who are generall ... Read on »
But You're Not a Real Doctor by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I've heard this expression many times in my life, "But you're not a real doctor." It's funny how this phrase has come to mean that you're somehow misusing your professi ... Read on »
Purple Nurple Illusion by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health The Purple Nurple Optical Illusion by Walter Anthony Time for more fun with illusions. Created by Walter Anthony, this vivid optical illusion moves despi ... Read on »
I Love NY: Same Sex Marriage Is Law by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health A healthy sense of self includes being validated and recognized by others. Also vital is the ability to share the rights and liberties of those around you. Nice jo ... Read on »
Happy Faces: Pareidolia by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health The neuropsychological phenomenon by which the brain interprets vague images as specific ones is called Pareidolia. A good example of this is when you see faces or ani ... Read on »
Living with Depression by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health It's official. My self-help memoir is available for purchase here. Originally slated for July, pre-ordering requests have led to an earlier release for the hardcover. I ... 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 »
Hey, I'm a Mental Health Hero by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I'm very delighted to be honored as a Mental Health Hero by Chato B. Stewart during Mental Health Awareness month. It's always nice to get a pat on the back for work you ... Read on »
The importance of taking a blogcation by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Gonna rest, refuel and reboot. See you in June. Read on »
Anagram 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. Essentially, we use rules and judge their usage to solve an issue. "Lateral Thinking ... Read on »
Mental Health Blog Party 2011 by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health In honor of the American Psychological Association's Mental Health Blog Party, I'm featuring a post on famous psychologists and their quotes. People are like ... Read on »
The Ambivalent Mind by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Of all the things I've seen in my work, I'd have to say that ambivalence - the state in which one feels contradictory emotions for a person or a situation - is a rough r ... Read on »
Book Promotion: Living with Depression by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Tell me what yout think of my first book promotion video..... Read on »
Two Takes on Mother's Day by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Mother's Day is a holiday that is marked world-wide. Countries such as the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, China and Japan, just to name a few, giv ... Read on »
May is Mental Health Awareness Month by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Mental Health Month was created more than 50 years ago by Mental Health America to raise awareness about mental health condit ... Read on »