Creating the Dream Life Blogby Denise Dixon, Ph.D.
Or, What would you like Dr. Dixon to research (gather information) and blog about? My usual approach to selecting topics for this blog, is by paying attention to the conversations that I have been having with my patients. This past week, those...read more
Seasonal Affective Disorder, Part 2: What types of treatment work, and what else can I do, to feel better?
In our last post, we learned about the signs and symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder (or SAD). We even took a quiz to see if we tended to get (or have) SAD. We learned that: Scores over 9 or 10 (with a problem rating of at least mild)...read more
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Part 1: What are the Winter Blues, and How do I know if I have it?
This is the time of year that many of us wonder if the upcoming winter will be a mild, or "tough" one -- not just in terms of weather conditions, but also, in terms of mental and physical health. Many wonder about something called "the winter blues." Part One of this...read more
Many of my inpatients have asked me how to find a psychologist after they are discharged from the hospital. Here are 7 simple steps to find a psychologist that specializes in cognitive behavior therapy: If you plan to use your health insurance to help to pay for...read more
My decision-making process for creating a blog on my private practice website. A while back, I decided that I wanted to create a blog for my private practice website in psychology. Why? Because I love to write. Writing makes me feel happy (more on the importance of...read more
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