08th Nov 2015

Holiday Health

By Dr. Ari Zaretsky There are many reasons why the holiday season can be a time of stress for people. Some of the most obvious ones are as follows: Longer nights and...

05th Sep 2015

What’s Heart Got To Do With It?

By Dr. Ben Goldstein On August 11th, the leading journal in cardiology, named Circulation, published an article titled Major Depressive Disorder and Bipolar Disorder Predispose Youth to Accelerated Atherosclerosis and Early...

08th Jul 2015

Managing Your Mind

By Natasha Sherman First, I’d like to invite you to consider that there is no right way to do your life. There is what you choose, moment by moment. And it...

05th May 2015

Self-Management of Depression

By Dr. David Kreindler Self-management is “a process of taking increased responsibility for one’s health through learning about the … illness and developing the skills to recognize and control symptoms” when...

04th Mar 2015

4 Leadership Blocks

By Adele Spraggon When I first started teaching leadership classes to women, like most experts, I believed that blocks to success fall under recognizable behaviours such as procrastination. However, I quickly...

28th Dec 2014

New Directions in Psychiatry

By Dr. Anthony Levitt For decades, researchers and clinicians have been pre-occupied with the notion of depression resulting from a “chemical imbalance” in the central nervous system. This is an appealingly...

05th Dec 2014

Bipolar Offspring

By Dr. Ben Goldstein Heather is a 51-year-old mother of a 13 year-old daughter, Alex, and a 17 year-old son, Justin. After almost 10 years battling anxiety and depression, interspersed with...

05th Nov 2014

More Than Memory Loss

By Dr. Krista L. Lanctôt While most people think of Alzheimer’s disease as being a memory problem, this condition is also associated with a host of other symptoms not strictly related...

09th Oct 2014

Clock-Drawing Test

By Dr. Kenneth Shulman The Clock-Drawing Test (CDT) has become one of the standard cognitive screening tools used around the world. Like all cognitive screening tests, it is designed to detect early...

06th Sep 2014

Types of Talk Therapy

By Dr. Ari Zaretsky In the April edition of alive&awake, I wrote a blog called Therapy FAQs, where I touched on the different types of therapy available.This month, I want to...

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