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Why Do Depressed People Lie In Bed? A Surprising Theory

by Jonathan Rottenberg Ph.D

Editor’s Note: Jonathan Rottenberg Ph.D. is a leading researcher in the area of emotion and psychopathology, where he has focused on major depression. He recently edited Emotion and Psychopathology: Bridging Affective and Clinical Science,published by the American Psychological Association. Since receiving his PhD degree from Stanford University, he has been at the University of South Florida, where he is an Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the Mood and Emotion Laboratory. … read more →

Depression: How To Spot It And Deal With It

by Noel McDermott

Editor’s Note: Noel McDermott is a psychotherapist based in the United Kingdom. He has more than fifteen years of experience helping people overcome anxiety, depression, trauma, recovery in addiction and mental illness, loss, loneliness, childhood trauma and abuse. He offers talking oriented methods of psychotherapy and counselling and also non-verbal and creative arts approaches. You can learn more about McDermott on his website. Depression can be very devastating but can respond very … read more →

A Depressing Consequence Of Taking Antidepressants: Weight Gain

by Judith J. Wurtman, Ph.D.

Editor’s Note: Judith J. Wurtman, Ph.D, received her PhD from George Washington University. She is the founder of a Harvard University hospital weight-loss facility and counsels private weight management clients. She has written five books, includingThe Serotonin Power Diet, Eat Carbs, Nature’s Own Appetite Suppressant, to Stop Emotional Overeating and Halt Antidepressant-Associated Weight Gain and more than 40 peer-reviewed articles for professional publications. She lives in Miami Beach, Florida. Recently I saw a … read more →

A Conversation With Dr. Tyger Latham

by Dan

Editor’s Note:   Dr. Tyger Latham is a psychologist inprivate practice in Washington, D.C. and treats several lawyers in the D.C. area for depression. We caught up with him recently for this conversation about depression. 1. What is depression? Depression is a mental health disorder that affects roughly 10 to 15 percent of the general population. According to the DSM, the manual used by psychiatrists and psychologists to diagnose depression, a person is … read more →

Anticipation Does Not Equal Outcome

by Dan

Editor’s Note:   Margaret Wehrenberg, Psy.D., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and is the author of The 10 Best-Ever Depression Management Techniques. An expert on the treatment of anxiety and depression, she also has extensive training and expertise in the neurobiology of psychological disorders. She is co-founder of the Reflex Delay Syndrome (RDS) Research and Training Institutes, founded to promote research and treatment for this disorder affecting academic, social and emotional functioning in … read more →

Another Reason Why Thoughts Are Not Facts

by Dr. Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

Editor’s Note: Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. is in private practice in West Los Angeles and is co-author of A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook (New Harbinger, March, 2010). Dr. Goldstein, who comes from a family of psychologists, advocates that mental health comes from an approach that looks at all aspects of the self – physical, mental, emotional and even spiritual. As a licensed Psychologist, he teaches mindfulness-based programs in his own practice and through InsightLA. He … read more →

The Continuing Stigma Of Depression

by Jonathon Rottenberg Ph.D.

Editor’s Note: Jonathan Rottenberg Ph.D. is a leading researcher in the area of emotion and psychopathology, where he has focused on major depression. He recently edited  Emotion and Psychopathology: Bridging Affective and Clinical Science,published by the American Psychological Association. Since receiving his PhD degree from Stanford University, he has been at the University of South Florida, where he is an Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the Mood and Emotion Laboratory. His … read more →

Transforming Depression: Healing The Soul Through Creativity

by David H. Rosen, M.D.

Editor’s Note:  David Rosen, M.D. is a McMillan Professor of Analytical Psychology, Humanities in Medicine and of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science at Texas A&M University. He is a Psychiatrist and Jungian Analyst and is also the author Transforming Depression. Long ago Abraham Lincoln was helped to overcome his suicidal depression by his law partner, John Stuart. In Lincoln’s day there were no medications or psychotherapy so he relied on the friendship and support … read more →

We Are What We Do

by Gordon Livingston M.D.

Editor’s Note: Dr. Livingston was born in Memphis, Tennessee and raised in upstate New York. He attended the U.S. Military Academy and upon graduation as an infantry officr and trained as a parachutist and an Army Ranger. He served for two years in the 82nd Airborne Division before atending medical school at Johns Hopkins from which he graduated in 1967. He interned at Walter Reed General Hospital before volunteering for Vietnam where he served as the Regimental Surgeon for the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment. He was awarded the Bronze Star for valor. While in Vietnam he registered a public protest against the war and subsequently left the army. .

People often come to me asking for medication. They are tired of their sad mood, fatigue, and loss of interest in things that previously gave them pleasure. They are having trouble sleeping or they sleep all the time; their appetites are absent or excessive. They are irritable and their memories are shot. Often they wish they were dead. They have trouble remembering what it is to be happy. read more →

Depressed Lawyers: A Little Help For My Friends

by Andy

Bruce E. Levine, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and has been in private practice in Cincinnati, Ohio since 1985. Dr. Levine’s most recent book is Surviving America’s Depression Epidemic: How to Find Morale, Energy, and Community in a World Gone Crazy. Dr. Levine lectures, provides workshops and is a regular contributor to numerous magazines. www.brucelevine.net.

Among the lawyers whom I have known, it occurs to me that the only ones I’ve liked have had bouts of depression. So when Dan Lukasik, lawyer and depression sufferer, invited me to write a piece for his lawyerswithdepression.com, I gladly agreed. read more →

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