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 posted a story about Mental Health:

    FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many people who attempt suicide have a health care visit in the weeks or months beforehand, which suggests health visits may provide opportunities for suicide prevention, researchers report.

    Suicide prevention efforts usually focus on emergency a...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Patricia Harrington is many things: a woman in her 60s, a successful physicist and radiation oncology programmer, and currently the intake coordinator for the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund.

    The New York City native is also someone ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term exposure to tiny particles of air pollution may be linked to subtle changes in the brain that could lead to thinking and memory problems, a new study suggests.

    These fine particles, smaller than 2.5 micrometers in diameter (much small...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As children with autism grow older, many approach adulthood without continued access to the kind of special needs services they routinely received as children, a new report warns.

    The "National Autism Indicators Report: Transition into Young Adu...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Developmental-behavioral Pediatrics:

    TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Training programs for parents can help improve the behavior of children with autism, a new study suggests.

    After six months of either parent training or parent education, the children's behavior improved for parents in both groups, but the bene...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Mental Health:

    FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teen boys who have been a victim of sexual assault are likelier to attempt suicide, a new study says.

    University at Buffalo researchers analyzed data from more than 31,000 American teens, aged 14 to 18, who took part in surveys in 2009 and 2011.<...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- It's long been known that people with Down syndrome are at higher risk for Alzheimer's disease.

    Now, research suggests that changes in the brains of people with Down syndrome, as seen on brain scans, might help lead to promising treatments that c...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A potent new designer drug called "flakka" is making headlines across the United States, driving many users into fits of screaming, naked rage accompanied by vivid hallucinations.

    Why naked? Because the drug sends body temperatures skyrocketing...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Depression and diabetes are each hard on the brain, and having both conditions may significantly raise the risk of dementia, according to new research.

    "What this argues for is, we need to do a better job of both identifying diabetes and depre...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Acetaminophen, the painkiller best known to Americans as Tylenol, may do more than simply dull pain -- it may also dull happy or sad emotions, new research finds.

    The new, small study is the first to suggest that acetaminophen ratchets down a...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Psychiatry:

    WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children who are tuned in to what others want, think and feel are more popular in school than those who aren't as good at understanding others, a new review indicates.

    "Our study suggests that understanding others' mental perspectives may faci...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many college students send or receive text messages more than 100 times each day and at the most inappropriate times and places, a new study finds.

    How inappropriate? According to a poll involving more than 150 college-age students, many admit...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Age Management Medicine:

    TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There are things people can do to preserve their brain function as they age, a report released Tuesday from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) suggests.

    "Changes in mental functions and capabilities are a part of aging and occur with everyone," rep...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Kids who avoid doing homework and don't care about getting A's may have inherited their indifference toward school from their parents, new research suggests.

    As much as half of a child's motivation to learn -- or lack of motivation -- may be driv...Full Article

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    MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A liquid form of medical marijuana may help people with severe epilepsy that does not respond to other treatments, according to a new report.

    The study included 213 child and adult patients with 12 different types of severe epilepsy. Some of them...Full Article