Deborah Serani, PsyD

Bio

Dr. Deborah Serani is an expert in depression and trauma. She is a licensed psychologist and certified psychoanalyst in practice for over twenty years in New York. She's the author of the award-winning book, "Living with Depression," and "Depression and Your Child: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers" by The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group. Dr. Serani is a go-to media expert with interviews in Psychology Today, Newsday, The Chicago Tribune, Glamour Magazine, The Associated Press,and affiliate radio programs at CBS and NPR, just to name a few. She has also worked as a technical advisor for the NBC television show Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Mental Health:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The financial stress of the last recession likely contributed to a recent increase in suicides among middle-aged Americans, researchers report.

    Job, financial or legal problems played a role in 37.5 percent of all completed middle-age suicides in ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Having good full-service supermarkets in poor neighborhoods doesn't mean children will have healthier diets, a new study suggests.

    "Low-income and ethnic minority neighborhoods are underserved by supermarkets relative to their higher-income coun...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A small, early study hints that a skin test may someday be able to help diagnose people with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases.

    Researchers found that skin biopsies can reveal elevated levels of abnormal proteins associated with the two disord...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Younger women may ignore early warning signs of a heart attack, a new study reveals.

    The finding could help explain why younger women have higher rates of death from heart attack than men in their age group.

    "Young women with multiple ris...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Mental Health:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with depression might be more likely to commit a violent crime than those without depression, a new study suggests.

    Researchers analyzed data from more than 47,000 people in Sweden who were diagnosed with depression and followed for an a...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Intense anger or anxiety greatly increases the risk of heart attack, a new study warns.

    "While the absolute risk of any one anger episode triggering a heart attack is low, our data demonstrates that the danger is real and still there," said Dr. T...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Homeless people with mental illness are at high risk for heart disease, a new study suggests.

    Canadian researchers found that they have a 24.5 percent risk of heart attack, fatal or nonfatal stroke, or sudden cardiac death over 30 years.

    ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Maternal & Fetal Medicine:

    MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Babies may get a brain boost in the womb when they hear the voices and heartbeats of their mothers, a new study suggests.

    Researchers studying premature babies in the hospital found that the sound centers in the babies' brains grew more quickly wh...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Worried about rising credit card bills? A new study points to one way to curb your spending: Don't shop while hungry.

    Experiments suggest that hunger may push people into buying more than they would when full, and that includes nonfood items.

    ...Full Article
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    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- YouTube videos of drunkenness are popular, but fail to show the harms of too much drinking, a new study finds.

    "There has been little research examining Internet-based, alcohol-related messaging," study author Dr. Brian Primack, director of the Un...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Mental Health:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- One-quarter of homeless children in the United States require mental health services -- far more than kids in the general population, a new study shows.

    North Carolina State University researchers examined data on 328 children, aged 2 months to ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Short-term cognitive behavioral therapy can lead to fewer suicide attempts among at-risk U.S. soldiers, a new study suggests.

    Cognitive behavioral therapy is a type of talk therapy designed to stop ineffective and damaging patterns of thinking....Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The marijuana "munchies" -- those food cravings that follow pot use -- appear to be driven by neurons in the brain that normally suppress appetite, a new mouse study suggests.

    Pot's chemical compounds, called cannabinoids, appear to upend the b...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A daytime nap may not be the best idea for preschoolers, concluded a recent review of dozens of previous studies on napping.

    Children over 2 years old who napped during the day tended to go to bed later and get less sleep than those who gave up a...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    MONDAY, Feb. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For people age 70 or older who struggle with a chronic illness, loneliness is often a complicating factor, a new study finds.

    Canadian researchers looked at 121 older adults, mostly in their 70s. They found that feelings of loneliness rose after t...Full Article