Dreams have been described as dress rehearsals for real life, opportunities to gratify wishes, and a form of nocturnal therapy. A new theory aims to make sense of it all.
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Treating the very condition you live with–a clinician's dual perspective
Deborah Serani Psy.D.
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Understanding the symptoms of Major Depressive Disorder with a Seasonal Onset. Otherwise known as Seasonal Affective Disorder.
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Ten fast facts about Bipolar Disorder to kickstart recovery.
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September 10th is World Suicide Awareness Day
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Deborah Serani, Psy.D., is a psychologist and psychoanalyst who lives with depression and specializes in its diagnosis and treatment.