depression

Hygge: Four things we can learn from the happiest people on earth

Denmark, along with its neighbors Finland, Sweden and Norway, consistently earns the enviable rank of one of the happiest countries in the world. More recently, the world has been introduced to hygge (pronounced hoo-gah), a central component of Danish culture that is intricately tied into their happiness. Although many who study the culture will agree…

Journaling: A Powerful Tool for Wellness (Part I)

Journaling is a technique frequently used by people in therapy or those who are interested in improving various aspects of their mental or physical health. Some people avoid journaling because they think it’s the equivalent of the “dear diary” thing they did when they were children, but do not be mistaken. Actually, journaling is a highly effective technique…

Postpartum Depression: Sadness, Guilt and Hope

Postpartum depression (PPD) is a serious condition and common post-delivery complication. Even healthy mothers with healthy babies can feel extraordinary sadness and feelings of shame and guilt. And although the majority of women report knowing what PPD is, very few actually get diagnosed and treated for it. PPD is typically characterized by a consistently low…

Dr. Iyer is on live on Sirius XM tomorrow! Be sure to tune in!

Tune in tomorrow April 18 to Doctors Radio on SiriusXM at 7:00 AM (ET) to listen to Dr. Iyer speak about postpartum depression! Dr. Iyer will be speaking with Dr. Carol Bernstein on the Everyday Health show regarding common questions on postpartum depression. Here’s more on the show: Annual check-ups, coughs, colds, bruises, sprains, congestion,…

What is a Psychiatrist?

A psychiatrist is a doctor who is trained to work in understanding, diagnosing and treating any ailments pertaining to the mind and brain. In order to become a psychiatrist, one has to complete four years of medical school training, as well as another four years of psychiatry residency training. Psychiatry residency is which is a…

Guest Post: Effective and Natural Ways to Combat Stress

Some studies indicate that between 75 % – 90 % of all doctor visits are related to stress-induced conditions. Chronic and uncontrolled stress could make you more susceptible to several serious ailments, such as heart disease, obesity, diabetes, digestive disorders and psychiatric disorders. Since it is impossible to completely avoid stress, it is best to…

Holidays and Stress

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year,” declares that lyric about the holiday time. Yes, perhaps for some holidays may conjure up those warm, wonderful images – wreaths hung on doors, laughter, homemade cookies baking in the oven… However, for many of us, the holidays aren’t quite so jolly. Evidence (and my own clinical…

Feeling Blue? A note about seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

Feeling low now that summer has ended? Dreading the darker and colder days ahead? Finding yourself with less energy, less motivation and less productivity as the winter approaches? If this is a pattern, you may be experiencing some winter blues or, if in more severe cases, perhaps you even suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).…

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