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    • NOVEMBER 4, 2019
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    Understanding the journey of Menopause

    Understanding the journey of Menopause

    Menopause is a point in time 12 months after a woman's last period. The years leading up to that point, when women may have changes in their monthly cycles, hot flashes, or other symptoms, are called the menopausal transition, or perimenopause. The menopausal transition most often begins between ages 45 and 55. It usually lasts
    • OCTOBER 29, 2019
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    be a good listener

    be a good listener

    All You Need to Know Training yourself to be a better listener is the best way to drastically improve the quality of your relationships, from your spouse and children to bosses or coworkers.   Stop giving advice and always trying to fix it. Ask open-ended questions that will encourage more communication. Reflect back to understand
    • OCTOBER 17, 2019
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    What Are the Traits of a Narcissist?

    What Are the Traits of a Narcissist?

    It’s easy to slap the “narcissist” label on someone who spends a bit too much time talking about her career or who never seems to doubt himself, but narcissism is more complicated than it may seem: It’s not a surplus of self-esteem, but more accurately encompasses a hunger for appreciation or admiration, a sense of
    • SEPTEMBER 18, 2019
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    A woman’s mental health

    A woman’s mental health

    Article by: Dr Nicoletta Pallotta MD, LCSW-R One in five Americans struggle with a mental illness, but the rate is much higher in women. Trauma is a common cause, with half of all women experiencing some form of trauma during their lives. Various social factors also put women at risk for poor mental health, however
    • SEPTEMBER 10, 2019
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    Google Review BCS

    Google Review BCS

    Help us to reach more Brooklyn people who need help, and to improve our services. click here: Please Google Review BCS Group...
    • JULY 1, 2019
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    Women Who Make a Difference in Their Community

    Women Who Make a Difference in Their Community

    Women Who Make a Difference in Their Community An article by Nicoletta Pallotta MD, LCSW Every woman has an ability to make a difference in their environment. We are role models to our daughters, granddaughters, sisters, nieces and our friends. So you’re wondering “how can i make a difference”? Susan, a stay at home mom,
    • JUNE 16, 2019
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    Anxiety comes in many different forms

    Anxiety comes in many different forms

    How can you tell if your everyday anxiety has crossed the line into a disorder? It's not easy. Anxiety comes in many different forms - such as panic attacks, phobia and social anxiety, the distinction between an official diagnosis and "normal" anxiety isn't always clear. Here's a start: If you experience any of the following
    • JUNE 13, 2019
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    Why therapy works

    Why therapy works

    A Case Study: Cathy. (names have been changed) When a young woman named Cathy scheduled an appointment at my office for an initial consultation, I prepared for her arrival in the same way that I do for all of my new patients. The introductory session consists primarily of fact finding, detail collecting, intake questions and
    • APRIL 14, 2019
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    Recognizing an Emotional Crisis

    Recognizing an Emotional Crisis

    Article by Dr Nicoletta Pallotta.  MD, LCSW-R Do you ever find yourself muttering, “I think I’m going to lose it” when confronted with overwhelming situations? Do you ever notice your peers or colleagues vent about “having a breakdown,” “being a mess,” or throwing around the phrase, “I’m literally gonna die”? While these thoughts and tropes tend
    • MARCH 24, 2019
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    The Reasons Behind Anxiety in Women

    The Reasons Behind Anxiety in Women

    Anxiety is a normal response to stress. But when it becomes hard to control and affects your day-to-day life, it can be disabling. Anxiety disorders affect nearly one in five adults in the United States. Women are more than twice as likely as men to get an anxiety disorder in their lifetime. Anxiety disorders are