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

Depression Self-Management

Depression Self-Management.  If you experience moderate to severe depression, please seek help. Despite the development of various self-management programmes that attempt to ameliorate symptoms of patients with chronic major depressive disorder (MDD), little is known about what these patients perceive as helpful in their struggle during daily live. The present…

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Caring for dementia patients

Caring for dementia patients often takes a lot of time, emotional energy, and possibly financial resources. This often leaves caregivers feeling burned out, guilty, anxious, or depressed. If you’re a caregiver and need support, please structure time to care for yourself, and investigate resources to help with caregiving. Non-drug approaches…

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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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