Don’t Let SAD Get You Down

Identifying and Treating Seasonal Affective Disorder by Stephanie Dodaro “In the spring of 2003, I was 27 and finally on a cocktail of antidepressants that stabilized my Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). For the first time in years, I felt like being social and maybe getting an application together for grad school,” recalled architect Paul K. […]

Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that’s related to changes inseasons and is estimated to affect 10 million Americans. For most people, symptoms appear during late fall or early winter, making you feel blue around the winter holidays, or sad and disappointed after all the celebrations are over. While it’s normal to experience […]

Are You Suffering From Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)?

Do the irregular warm weather days get you excited for summer, but leave you feeling sad or depressed that winter is still here and there are more cold days to come? Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that’s related to changes in seasons. For many people, SAD can be a serious issue […]

Taking Care of Your Heart and Mind on Valentine’s Day

When Valentine’s Day hearts and cupids start going up in store windows, and we begin hearing about peoples’ plans for romantic celebrations, it’s hard not to give at least some consideration to your own relationships or how far you may seem to be from having normal relationships. If you’re suffering from depression, the holiday hoopla can […]

Dr. Rosi’s Thoughts on Identifying and Treating Adolescent Depression

The following is Dr. Rosi’s final blog on Adolescent Depression. As we’ve discussed in the previous blogs, Adolescent Depression is a challenging, and often debilitating, disease that needs to be diagnosed and treated as soon as possible to achieve the best results. First and foremost is identification. If your adolescent is undergoing stress and/or emotional changes, […]

Dr. Rosi’s Thoughts on Treating Adolescent Depression with TMS Therapy

The following is Dr. Rosi’s response to the Blog The Importance of Treating Depression from a Sister’s Perspective. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and perspective on your sister’s depression.  Your observations on how Adolescent Depression can affect a person and family are shared by the hundreds of family members I have seen over my years of treating […]

Making New Year’s Resolutions That Actually Stick

by Stephanie Dodaro We have a love-hate relationship with New Year’s resolutions. After the excesses of the holiday season, many of us feel compelled to eat healthier, exercise, and seek out various other ways to improve our lives. The act of making resolutions helps you feel in immediate control of your destiny, giving you confidence […]

The Promise of College and the Pitfalls of Depression

by Stephanie Dodaro Every fall, millions of young adults leave home to attend college. While college offers many exciting opportunities for learning and growth, the transition to independence and collegiate life can also feel overwhelming. Common Struggles for New College Students At college, young adults learn to fend for themselves as they navigate an entirely […]

Empty Nesters and Depression: What to Do When Your Grief Won’t End

By Stephanie Dodaro Every year, millions of young adults leave home for the first time: to get jobs, attend college, join the military, or get married. For parents or guardians left in the proverbial nest, this can be a joyful time, but also an emotional and potentially difficult one. It is common to experience a […]
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