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,
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
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
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
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
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
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A new recommendation from a group of independent experts convened by the government could help more new and expecting mothers avoid depression, one of the most common complications of pregnancy and childbirth. We’re starting to understand the importance of mental health as a society, and the importance of prevention, the future is definitely going to
Suicide Prevention in Students Last weekend we joined forces with Hunter College to host a event for: "Suicide prevention and how to help a fellow student if you are worried about them" Suicide is the second leading cause of death among school age youth. However, suicide is preventable. Youth who are contemplating suicide frequently give
Experiencing a loss may make you sad, but if the sadness becomes out of proportion to the event then you fall into depression. Sadness is a normal reaction, but depression is not. Depression differs from sadness in its intensity, frequency, and duration. Intensity. While the event would make most people sad, you respond with a
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