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Dr. Markheim is a health psychologist and LGBT specialist located in Denver, CO.

Depresion and Heart Disease

Depression and Heart Disease Depression often occurs with heart disease.  For help with depression related to coronary issues, please seek help. From Depressive Symptoms, Cardiovascular Disease Severity, and Functional Status in Older Adults With Coronary Heart Disease: The Heart and Soul Study by Nancy L. Sin, PhD, Kristine Yaffe, MD,…

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LGBT Breast Cancer Survivors

To LGBT Breast Cancer Survivors: I co-led a lesbian cancer support group and understand many of the issues associated with breast cancer, other forms of cancer, and LGBT issues with medical care.  If you and/or your partner need to talk about cancer, please call.  I also recommend accessing the following…

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Therapy helps depression

Therapy helps depression.  If you experience depression, please seek help. From Medscape Psychotherapies for Adult Depression: Recent Developments by Pim Cuijpers, Curr Opin Psychiatry. 2015;28(1):24-29. Summary Psychotherapies are essential tools in the treatment of adult depression. Randomized trials have shown that these treatments are effective, and by focusing on key…

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LGBT Discrimination

LGBT Discrimination is still prervasive. If you suffer from emotional issues related to LGBT discrimination, please call for help. From The Williams Institute March 2, 2015 Study documents pervasive discrimination by law enforcement in LGBT community A new report released by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law documents…

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Depression and Back Pain

Depression and Back Pain If you suffer from depression, please seek help. Depression impacts physical health. March 02, 2015 Genetics’ Role in Association Between Depression and Back Pain From the Psychiatry Advisor Scientists have discovered a genetic link that contributes to the association between depression and lower back pain, according…

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Caring for the Caregiver

Caring For the Caregiver Webinar: A Survival Guide For the Sandwich Generation AARP and the Arthritis Foundation would like to inform you of the webinar, Care for the Caregiver: A Survival Guide for the Sandwich Generation. Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. MST. Do you feel like you’re being…

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Same-Sex Marriage & Mental Health

Same-Sex Marriage & Mental Health Why Same-Sex Marriage is Also a Mental Health Issue From Psychiatry Advisor Robert M. Kertzner, MD February 18, 2015 With the impending U.S. Supreme Court review of same-sex marriage this year, mental health arguments will figure prominently into at least some of the justices’ thoughts.…

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Grief or Depression

Grief or Depression? Distinguishing Grief, Complicated Grief, and Depression.  If you struggle with grief or depression, please seek help. Medscape Psychiatry interview with Ronald W. Pies, MD, M. Katherine Shear, MD, Sidney Zisook, MD, December 26, 2014 Depression, grief, and complicated grief can be difficult to distinguish from one another. However, a…

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Same-Sex Couples and FMLA

Same-sex marriage is legal in Colorado According to The Williams Institute: A new rule amending the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) will impact same-sex couples. Changing the definition of “spouse” extends family and medical leave rights to all eligible workers in same-sex marriages. The U.S. Department of Labor announced…

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