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Screen for Depression during Financial Stress and Economic Crisis

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

October 10th is National Depression Screening Day.

The current economic and financial crisis has created increased pressure on all of us. As many struggle with the uncertainty of whether or not they will continue to have a job, others deal with the challenges of laying people off, many of whom may have been colleagues and friends. With stress reaching epidemic numbers, many struggle with staying healthy during rough times. Stress affects the most vulnerable systems: some people will experience frequent migraine headaches, whereas others will develop gastrointestinal problems, and others will have high blood pressure. Stress may trigger panic attacks in some people and will affect others with clinical depression.

Today’s Coach is Yesterday’s Shrink

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

By Dr. Gaby Cora

Much has been written about the similarities and differences between being a coach and a therapist.

While the medical model has been invaded by third party payers, time restrictions, and stigma, the coaching model is viewed as a process of improvement and has boomed as an alternative. Today’s coach is yesterday’s shrink.

On past life regression therapy (Part II of III)

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

By Dr. Gaby Cora

Many people who come to see me as an expert in mood and anxiety disorders have been referred to me by colleagues at the National Institutes of Health or the American Psychiatric Association. Many other people who find me are interested in my credentials and, they say, by the unique combination of being a medical doctor with an MBA, a wellness coach, and the business experience. Most of those who come to see me as an expert pharmacologist are open to exploring their concerns with additional techniques. They often start feeling comfortable revealing additional interests and seem to be nicely surprised when they realize I am open to combining as many techniques as I can to help them out.

On past-life regression therapy (Part I of III)

Monday, August 18th, 2008

By Dr. Gaby Cora

I was interviewed by Miami Herald journalist, Andres Oppenheimer, to participate on a panel for his Spanish-speaking show: Oppenheimer Presenta. He interviewed Brian Weiss, psychiatrist and author of Many Lives, Many Masters, and, my favorite, Only Love is Real. Dr. Weiss is best known as the “guru” of past life regressions. He graciously suggested me to Mr. Oppenheimer to participate in his show.

More to Say About Baby Borrowers

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

Yesterday I was interviewed on behalf of the American Psychiatric Association by NBC6 Health correspondent Diana Gonzalez about the controversial reality show: “Baby Borrowers.” I had previously watched a disconcerting commercial a few days earlier, showing the despair of little ones as they cried, vomited, or were about to be crushed by falling furniture as teenage couples struggled to care for them, also in despair. A brief clip of what I said was aired (30 seconds, maybe?) out of a twenty-minute long interview. I had a lot more to say:

Manage Your Stress During Difficult Times

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

Many who fear they have lost part of their wealth these days of high oil prices, frozen wages, and increased cost of living, also feel like they are losing their minds. Our response to stressful situations is a combination of our genetic make-up and our response to environmental triggers. Some of us will shoot our physiology to the roof with a good dose of norepinephrine in the fight-or-flight response to this stressor, experiencing a wide range of physical symptoms including heart palpitations, clammy hands, dizziness, or a sense of impending doom with fear.