(with Dr. Ellen Frank, DepressionIsReal.org) Dr. Ellen Frank speaks with Dr. Samra on The Down and Up Show about workplace depression and the self-care guide she co-authored, Antidepressant Skills at Work: Dealing with Mood Problems in the Workplace (November 9,…
(interview on CTV)
The question: I have decided that I need to seek help for some emotional issues. Should I see a psychiatrist or a psychologist? What’s the difference? The answer: Recognizing that you are having emotional difficulties can be difficult to…
My husband has been going through a difficult emotional time for several months. I suspect he may be depressed but he hasn’t brought this up himself. How can I broach the subject without pushing him away or making him defensive?
Unfortunately, there’s still a lot of stigma in our society about psychological health issues. Many people initially have a hard time accepting that they may have a mood issue.
I recently had a panic attack for the first time, after a period of severe stress. It’s only happened once but now I’m worried that it could happen again. Do you have any tips on coping with panic attacks? How do I fight off stress so that it doesn’t get to that point?
A panic (or anxiety) attack can be one of the most terrifying events a person can experience. These attacks are associated with a number of emotional and behavioural symptoms that may include:
Lately I’ve been feeling uninterested in socializing. All I want to do is stay home and have DVD marathons. I’ve been feeling like this for about two months. Should I be worried I’m no longer wanting to spend time with friends and family – which I used to enjoy?
All of us can benefit from the occasional DVD marathon. It can give us time to unwind from the day-to-day grind of our lives and give us an opportunity to recharge.
"Psychological Effects of Bed Bug Infestation" (November 5, 2010 with St. John Alexandar) "North of 49: A Guide to the Rest of Your Life": Dr. Samra is a featured clinical expert on a new news/magazine show on Chek TV…
Interview with CTV.
(by Stephanie Overman, Benefits Canada) Employees who have remained on the payroll after the most recent economic downturn may be feeling the stress of decreased resources and increased burdens. Some may still even carry “survivor guilt.” Emotional strain can…