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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 Suicide Survivor Awareness Day by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Every year on the Saturday before Thanksgiving is International Suicide Survivor Awareness Day. This global effort reaches out to hundreds of thousands of people who've ... Read on »
Lawyers with Depression: An Interview with Dan Lukasik by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Do you know what profession has the highest level of depression? That'd be Lawyers. Attorneys take a lot of guff. From lawyer-hating jokes to late night c ... Read on »
Inkblot Fun by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health What do you see? Read on »
Why We Watch Scary Movies by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health There are many reasons why we watch scary movies. Psychological research finds a strong correlation between the desire to watch suspenseful or scary entertainment ... Read on »
How To Surgically Look Like Barbie by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health In the latest issue of O Magazine, model Katie Halchishick becomes the human diagram. Posing for photographer Matthew Rolston, her glamorous, Marilyn Monroe-type feature ... Read on »
Trend Alert: Suicide in Later Life Women by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Though suicide is the most preventable kind of death, more than 3,000 people die by suicide each day—more than all the deaths caused by accidents, wars, and homicides ar ... Read on »
October 10th is World Mental Health Day by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health World Mental Health Day has been celebrated annually on the 10th of October since 1992. Now in it's 19th year, this year's campaign is "Investing in Mental Health." ... Read on »
5 Myths about Antidepressant Medications by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health 1. Antidepressants are “addictive”. False. Antidepressants are not addictive in the way that most people would use the word. You don’t “crave” your antidepressa ... Read on »
Comparing Depression in Men and Women by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Interesting research on gender differences for depression. Click on the photo twice to enlarge. Source: Help for Depression Read on »
Blogthings: Happy Pattern Quiz by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health My Happy Pattern You can't help but think outside the box. As far as you're concerned, you don't even know where the box is. You hav ... Read on »
9/11: Ten Years Later by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health • Ten years later, 95% of the 3000 survivors of the World Trade Center continue to experience significant PTSD. • Ten years later, mental health st ... Read on »
Suicide Prevention Awareness Day is September 10th by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Though suicide is the most preventable kind of death, more than 3,000 people die by suicide each day—more than all the deaths caused by accidents, wars, and homicide ... Read on »
Inkblot Fun: What Do You See? by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Hmmm....this inkblot is a toughie. Not very obvious images. What do you see? Remember: This is not an original Rorschach. That would be unethical to p ... Read on »
The Power of "What" by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Sometimes the question "why?" is a good one. Like, why can't we live in a more peaceful world? Or why did I eat *all* those cookies? And why don't we call mustaches m ... Read on »
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 »