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On Olympians, Exercise, and Happiness

(11) Comments | Posted May 20, 2013 | 8:22 AM

In early March of this year, I had the opportunity to attend a panel discussion in Los Angeles moderated by ESPN's Ramona Shelburne, featuring the highly-decorated Olympic athletes Kerri Walsh Jennings, three-time Olympic gold medalist in beach volleyball, and Summer Sanders, winner of four Olympic medals in swimming, including two...

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My Books, My Friends

(1) Comments | Posted November 7, 2012 | 11:00 PM

"To sit alone in the lamplight with a book spread out before you, and hold intimate converse with men of unseen generations -- such is a pleasure beyond compare." - 14th century Japanese monk Kenko Yoshida

Few experiences in life have the potential to be as profound, spiritual, transcendent, and...

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6 Surprising Ways to Be Happier

(91) Comments | Posted August 8, 2012 | 12:00 AM

As a follow up to my previous post in May entitled "10 Ways to Improve Depression and Anxiety Without Meds," I thought I would offer up a few more suggestions on how to live a happier and more contented life, gleaned from my years observing and treating patients...

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10 Ways to Improve Depression and Anxiety without Meds

(66) Comments | Posted May 29, 2012 | 7:50 AM

As a psychiatrist trained in psychopharmacology, it would be easy for me to rely exclusively on psychiatric medications as the be-all, end-all treatment option for patients with mood disorders. Psychiatric medications work, and they work fast, and I use them regularly in my practice to treat a host of problems...

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