Living with Diabetes

Living with Diabetes Do you live with diabetes? Want to talk with someone who gets it? I am a health psychologist who works with people with diabetes and I live with the disease. I understand that managing the daily physical and emotional demands of diabetes can be...

Doctors and Mental Illness

Doctors and Mental Illness A recent anonymous post on Medscape reminds us that doctors also have mental illness.  Admitting to mental illness for doctors can be excruciatingly humiliating and ego-dystonic.  Doctors are at the top of the pack in terms of knowledge and...

Depression or Trauma

A recent study found that major depression leaves a metabolic signature, meaning that depression changes DNA.  The study also revealed that the DNA samples taken from women with histories of stress-related depression – often related to forms of childhood...

Diabetes and Depression

Several studies show a link between diabetes and depression. Depression often occurs with many chronic health conditions, although we don’t know why. With diabetes, depression can impact self-care and diabetes management, and diabetes management can impact...

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...

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...