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Where to turn when your teenage son battles depression

Adelle Cadieux, PsyD
Pediatric Psychologist
Ben Brafman's picture

What to do if therapy for your depression isn’t working out

Ben Brafman, LMC, CAP
CEO/Founder and Clinical Director
Ben Brafman's picture

Helping a depressed person: Encourage them to seek out a therapist

Ben Brafman, LMC, CAP
CEO/Founder and Clinical Director
Zach Rawlings's picture

Depression comes in many forms: Seek the help of a therapist

Zach Rawlings, MA, LPC
Child, Individual, & Family Therapist
Frank Healy's picture

How a psychologist can help you overcome depression

Frank Healy
Licensed Professional Counselor, Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory
Julia Samton's picture

Know the side effects of SSRI antidepressant medications

Julia Samton, MD
Director of Manhattan Neuropsychiatric and Board Certified in Psychiatry & Neurology
John Tsilimparis's picture

How you can overcome seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

John Tsilimparis, MFT
Psychotherapist and Author of "Retrain Your Anxious Brain"
Ben Brafman's picture

Create a safe, open family environment to talk about mental health

Ben Brafman, LMC, CAP
CEO/Founder and Clinical Director
Julia Samton's picture

Men: You don't have to suffer from depression in silence

Julia Samton, MD
Director of Manhattan Neuropsychiatric and Board Certified in Psychiatry & Neurology
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Depression

Your mental health is important to you, and having a depression disorder is one of those things that can keep you down for no reason at all. Knowing how to cope with excessive depression is about learning how your anti-depression medication affects you, especially if your doctor has prescribed you a new drug, and it’s also about overcoming and recovering from the physical and mental symptoms associated with depression. Our expert advice comes from psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, and other mental health professionals that know from first hand experience what it takes for you to get back on track to feeling better.

Where to turn when your teenage son battles depression

Many boys have various interests and parents try to balance between encouraging that exploration while placing age appropriate limitations on actions. But, when a child has depression a parent’s job changes. Depression can negatively impact family and peer relationships, school performance, and reduce a child’s interest in activities. Anger and behavioral problems are common symptoms of depression and some older children will self-medicate through drugs and alcohol. Suicidal thoughts and self-injurious behaviors like cutting are occurring at younger ages too.

Adelle Cadieux, PsyDPediatric Psychologist

Dr. Cadieux, pediatric psychologist, Helen DeVos Children's Hospital, Grand Rapids, MI, is a member of The American Psychological Association (APA), APA's Division 54: Society of Pediatric Psychology, and Division 54 Pediatric Obesity Special In...

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Helping a depressed person: Encourage them to seek out a therapist

Ben Brafman, LMC, CAP CEO/Founder and Clinical Director The Sylvia Brafman Mental Health Center, Destination Hope: The Women’s Program

Sometimes those suffering from depression are the last to realize that help is available. Loved ones can be left feeling powerless to help and watching another loved one suffer is never easy. Here are some tips on how to encourage your loved one to seek help and go into therapy to work through their depression.

Ben Brafman, LMC, CAPCEO/Founder and Clinical Director

Ben Brafman, LMHC, CAP, is the Clinical Director, President and CEO of Destination Hope, a nationally recognized substance abuse and dual diagnosis treatment facility in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. With more than two decades of hands-on experience...

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How a psychologist can help you overcome depression

Frank Healy Licensed Professional Counselor, Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory Associates For Life Enhancement

Do you always need medication when you are depressed? Some forms of depression respond well to medication and others respond better to individual counseling from a psychologist or Licensed Professional Counselor(LPC). This article will help you ascertain the type of therapy that would be best for you.

Frank HealyLicensed Professional Counselor, Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory

Frank Healy is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of New Jersey. He counsels people with depression and anxiety. He has Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory. He remembers every day of his life since he was six years old. This incl...

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How you can overcome seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

John Tsilimparis, MFT Psychotherapist and Author of "Retrain Your Anxious Brain" The Anxiety and Panic Disorder Center

Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD, is a type of depression that literally follows a seasonal pattern. It systematically appears and disappears at the same time each year. The people who are affected by SAD experience depression-like symptoms beginning in the fall which may continue for 5 to 7 months until spring returns and the days become longer again.

John Tsilimparis, MFT Psychotherapist and Author of "Retrain Your Anxious Brain"

JOHN TSILIMPARIS, MFT, author of Retrain Your Anxious Brain, is psychotherapist and leading authority on the dynamics of anxiety. He is the founder and director of The Anxiety and Panic Disorder Center of Los Angeles and is a clinical member of ...

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How you can fight depression through technology and mobile apps

Depression is a serious issue and the number of people with this disorder is increasing every year around the world. It is believed that 30 percent of all men and 40 percent of all women succumb to depression at least once in their lives. The rate is increasing every year to the point where it will soon be the second largest health problem in the world following heart disease. According to the CDC, more than 80 percent of the people that have symptoms of clinical depression are not receiving any specific treatment for their depression.

Dr. Marina ThomasCo-Founder

Dr. Thomas is a renown medical practitioner in Zurich, Switzerland, who graduated from the Medical University of Münster, Germany, with years of medical studies also at Harvard and UCLA. ...

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How to love, support, and help someone who suffers from depression

When you are close to someone who is experiencing depression, it can be confusing as you try to understand what’s happening to them, and how to support them. At times, you may not believe they have depression, but that they need to “snap out of” this mood they’re in. You might feel hurt that they aren’t as upbeat, positive, or engaged with life as you are—and you could feel a sense of animosity towards them because of it.

Amanda RothSocial Worker

Amanda is a clinical social worker (MSW, LICSW) who has worked with mentally ill adults in both in-patient hospital and community mental health settings. She also spent nearly three years as a social worker in one of the largest NICUs in the Pac...

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How to avoid getting depressed after a big performance or event

Frank Healy Licensed Professional Counselor, Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory Associates For Life Enhancement

Are you involved in theater, sports, or organizing events? Do you live for the big day but get depressed when it’s over? This article will help you avoid the letdown after the big show, game or party.

Frank HealyLicensed Professional Counselor, Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory

Frank Healy is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of New Jersey. He counsels people with depression and anxiety. He has Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory. He remembers every day of his life since he was six years old. This incl...

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Help your teen cope with depression for the best chance of recovery

Eight percent of all teens in the United States will suffer from an episode of depression before the age of 18. Depression is the number one cause of suicide, the third most common cause of death in adolescents. Depression left untreated can lead to self‑injuries, risk‑taking behavior, or substance abuse, gravely impacting the future course of a young person's life. The good news is that depression is treatable. Early intervention is crucial in securing the best possible outcome. The first step for parents of a depressed teen is to be able to identify the signs of depression.

Susanne Breckwoldt, Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist

Susanne Breckwoldt, Ph.D. is a psychologist practicing in Cresskill, New Jersey and a children's book author. She works with a population of adolescents, adults, couples and families and has special training in hypnosis and EMDR. Dr. Breckwoldt'...

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Yoga is a great way to help with depression and anxiety

Yoga has been around for thousands of years and has been utilized to cure many illnesses, and to alleviate stress and anxiety. In recent years yoga has been heavily utilized, along with meditation to relieve the symptoms associated with depression and mental illness.

Beth ShawFounder

As the President and founder of YogaFit©, Inc. the largest Yoga School in the world; Beth is recognized, as one of the leading experts in the fields of “mind body fitness", health and nutrition, and is a recognized anger management specialist. S...

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Don't despair: Restore hope for those suffering from depression

When troubles pile up, you may despair that your life will never get better. Rather than telling yourself how hopeless your situation is - or finding escapes such as food, internet surfing, television, or alcohol - remember that challenges are a normal part of life.

There are concrete actions you can take to restore hope. I know this because I've worked with people who believed suicide was the best way out of their situation, and I've seen them take action to turn the corner and find the peace, love, and joy they'd been yearning for.

Jude Bijou MA MFTPsychotherapist and Award-winning Author

Jude Bijou MA MFT is a respected psychotherapist, professional educator, and workshop leader. Her theory of Attitude Reconstruction® evolved over the course of more than 30 years working with clients as a licensed marriage and family therapist. ...

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Choose dual-diagnosis treatment center for addiction and mental health

Everyone should have an individualized and compassionate approach to dual diagnosis treatment. A treatment approach that frees the body, mind and spirit from alcohol, drugs and behavioral dependencies is the best approach to achieve a superior quality of life. There are innovative and proven treatment models that can offer a gateway from a life spent in addiction, to a life spent in healthy sobriety. All who are suffering from addiction or mental health issues deserve to receive this kind of help from a dual diagnosis treatment center.

Morteza Khaleghi, PhD Founder and Executive Director of Creative Care

Creative Care is one of the first recovery centers in Malibu, CA, and the first to treat dually diagnosed individuals. Its founders Dr. Morteza Khaleghi and his wife Dr. Karen Khaleghi have been guiding patients to lasting sobriety since 1989. T...

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What to do if therapy for your depression isn’t working out

Ben Brafman, LMC, CAP CEO/Founder and Clinical Director The Sylvia Brafman Mental Health Center, Destination Hope: The Women’s Program

Sometimes it can be tricky finding the right person to guide you out of your depression. However, you may find it difficult to make the decision to fire the person you hired to help you out in the first place - your therapist. Here is a helpful list of do’s and don’ts to help you figure out what the best approach for you is.

Ben Brafman, LMC, CAPCEO/Founder and Clinical Director

Ben Brafman, LMHC, CAP, is the Clinical Director, President and CEO of Destination Hope, a nationally recognized substance abuse and dual diagnosis treatment facility in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. With more than two decades of hands-on experience...

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Depression comes in many forms: Seek the help of a therapist

Many people may have a negative view toward therapy. Some pervasive beliefs include that therapy is only for those who are mentally ill or suicidal. Such faulty beliefs have deterred many from seeking out a therapist when they really need one. For some time mental health professionals have tried diligently to debunk these inaccurate beliefs, but we still have a long way to go.

Zach Rawlings, MA, LPCChild, Individual, & Family Therapist

Zach holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and is a Licensed Professional Counselor who primarily works with survivors of trauma and abuse in his private practice. In addition to practicing therapy, Zach is an adjunct f...

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Know the side effects of SSRI antidepressant medications

Julia Samton, MD Director of Manhattan Neuropsychiatric and Board Certified in Psychiatry & Neurology Manhattan Neuropsychiatric

Selective serotonin inhibitors are drugs that block the reabsorption of serotonin in the brain. Serotonin is thought to mediate positive mood states and protect against severe anxiety and depression. Overall, these medications are well tolerated, although some individuals do experience side effects. Often these side effects wane over time, or can be mediated by adding other medications to counteract the negative effects. SSRI’s are not physically addictive, and have proven safety and efficacy.

Julia Samton, MDDirector of Manhattan Neuropsychiatric and Board Certified in Psychiatry & Neurology

Dr. Julia Samton is Board Certified in Psychiatry and Neurology and is currently the Director of Manhattan Neuropsychiatric, P.C. Dr. Samton is a voluntary faculty member at New York Hospital Weill Cornell and Lenox Hill Hospital in New York Cit...

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Create a safe, open family environment to talk about mental health

Ben Brafman, LMC, CAP CEO/Founder and Clinical Director The Sylvia Brafman Mental Health Center, Destination Hope: The Women’s Program

As we see more and more news reports connecting mental health, depression, suicide, and violence, it can be easy for misconceptions to develop. This is especially true with children. By addressing these topics as a family, you can foster open communication and create a safe space where your family members can share their feelings. And when family members are able to share their feelings without being embarrassed, they are more apt to seek out treatment and get better.

Ben Brafman, LMC, CAPCEO/Founder and Clinical Director

Ben Brafman, LMHC, CAP, is the Clinical Director, President and CEO of Destination Hope, a nationally recognized substance abuse and dual diagnosis treatment facility in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. With more than two decades of hands-on experience...

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Men: You don't have to suffer from depression in silence

Julia Samton, MD Director of Manhattan Neuropsychiatric and Board Certified in Psychiatry & Neurology Manhattan Neuropsychiatric

Approximately 6 million men experience depression annually in the United States. Fortunately, there are many effective treatments for depression including talk therapy, medication, or a combination approach. Nonetheless, depressed men are often less likely than women to seek help and they are more likely to self medicate with alcohol or drugs. Traditionally men are socialized to “tough it out” and may worry that society will judge them for acknowledging their vulnerability.

Julia Samton, MDDirector of Manhattan Neuropsychiatric and Board Certified in Psychiatry & Neurology

Dr. Julia Samton is Board Certified in Psychiatry and Neurology and is currently the Director of Manhattan Neuropsychiatric, P.C. Dr. Samton is a voluntary faculty member at New York Hospital Weill Cornell and Lenox Hill Hospital in New York Cit...

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Get the most out of therapy when seeking treatment for depression

Depression is a very real issue affecting many people of all ages and backgrounds. Getting the right treatment services and recognition of the tools available to assist you in winning your fight against depression are essential to your overall healing and well being. Depression can definitely be helped with the special combination of therapeutic practices specifically tailored to each person's individual needs.

Marcella Talignani, LCSWLicensed Psychotherapist

Marcella Talignani is a psychotherapist practicing in Brooklyn, New York. She has her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and is an MSW, LMSW, LCSW. She specializes in treating a very diverse population of all ages and ethnic backgrounds. She is a...

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How to make a full recovery from depression and feeling hopeless

Depression is a common, treatable condition that affects an estimated 1 in 5 adults. While we all experience sadness or “feeling low,” depression is when those feelings persist for weeks or months and impact your day-to-day life.

Symptoms can include a combination of sadness you can’t “snap out of,” feelings of hopelessness and helplessness, physical aches and pains, and changes in sleep, appetite, and energy. However, with the right treatment, many people experience a full recovery. Here are some important things to remember when seeking help for your depression. 

Amanda RothSocial Worker

Amanda is a clinical social worker (MSW, LICSW) who has worked with mentally ill adults in both in-patient hospital and community mental health settings. She also spent nearly three years as a social worker in one of the largest NICUs in the Pac...

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How to beat depression naturally

Dr. Dain Heer Author, Speaker, and Energy Transformation Virtuoso Access Consciousness

Have you tried everything you can imagine to beat depression? Medication, exercise, therapy, self-help books, standing on one leg and hopping in a circle with your eyes closed, laughter yoga… you get the point. If you’ve tried everything, and it’s not changing, is it possible that it may be time to try something totally different? If you’re willing to try something different and do a little bit of work, you’ll discover you have the power to change anything, including depression.

Dr. Dain HeerAuthor, Speaker, and Energy Transformation Virtuoso

Dr. Dain Heer is an internationally renowned author, speaker, facilitator and energy transformation virtuoso. Despite growing up as the only white kid in a ghetto in Los Angeles, California and experiencing abuse of every kind, Dain never chose ...

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Overcome depression by healing bad memories and thinking positively

Frank Healy Licensed Professional Counselor, Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory Associates For Life Enhancement

Depression is often caused by the lingering effects of negative memories. In this article, you will be given tools to help you identify which memories are unresolved and how you can use simple thinking tools to heal your depression.

Frank HealyLicensed Professional Counselor, Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory

Frank Healy is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of New Jersey. He counsels people with depression and anxiety. He has Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory. He remembers every day of his life since he was six years old. This incl...

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Solve chronic depression when no other treatments have worked

Mark Pitstick, MA, DC Author, speaker, frequent radio/TV guest, and holistic chiropractic physician Radiant Wellness Center LLC

Incidence of depression in the U.S. is approximately 10% with a 5% worldwide rate. Approximately 3000 people commit suicide each day because of depression. News reports regularly tell about a celebrity, athlete or famous person who “has it all” but still suffers with depression. Billy Joel is the latest example of this in the news. Of the school shooters whose medical records have been made available, all suffered with depression and other mental symptoms and were on psychiatric drugs. The financial and personal costs of depression are beyond measure.

Mark Pitstick, MA, DCAuthor, speaker, frequent radio/TV guest, and holistic chiropractic physician

Mark Pitstick, B.S., M.A., D.C., has over forty years experience and training in hospitals, pastoral counseling settings, mental health centers, and holistic private practice. His training includes a premedical degree, graduate theology/pastoral...

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A mental illness doesn’t have to keep you from staying healthy

Staying healthy is an important part of recovery when you suffer from a mental illness like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and psychosis for example. What many of you don’t understand is that our physical well-being is as important as our mental health. Without feeling well physically, our mental health can deteriorate or vice versa, which is why the mind and body are connected as one. Not maintaining your physical health is an ongoing problem with people who have a mental illness.

Linda Naomi Baron-KatzAuthor, Member of NAMI, Mental Illness Peer Group Leader

Linda Naomi Katz born on March 21,1969, by the name of Linda Naomi Baron, raised as a modern orthodox Jew, where mental illness became a factor throughout her life. It had started with her mother when she was in the fifth grade. Her mother had ...

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