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Ask Dr. Lowenstein: Anxiety about the Upcoming Election

As we approach the election, what advice do you have for people who may be feeling overly anxious about the outcome? My advice is to vote. It’s not only your right, but it’s your civic duty. The act of voting can be very empowering –

Gray Divorce and Your Mental Health

By now, most people have heard of gray divorce. It’s the term given to a divorce that occurs when the couple is over 50, a phenomenon that is increasingly prevalent during the empty nest years of a marriage. How common is it? During the past

Are You Doomscrolling Again?

Doomscrolling (or doomsurfing) is a relatively new term used to describe the tendency to continuously scroll or surf through bad news – especially when that news is sad or depressing – without the ability to stop or step away. This year there’s been no shortage

Getting a Divorce? How Will You Tell the Kids?

You and your spouse have decided to call it quits. Maybe you’ve both come to terms with the fact that the relationship is over. But as much as that may or may not be true, remember that the news will likely be a surprise to

Depression: 5 Myths and Misconceptions

According to the National Mental Health Association, 43 percent of Americans think depression is a weakness or character deficit. Unfortunately, this is just one of many misconceptions associated with the illness. These misconceptions, or myths, are the reason depression is so often stigmatized. Let’s take

Coping with the Trauma of Divorce during COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, stress and tension are on the rise everywhere. If you happen to be navigating a divorce, you’re also dealing with the trauma of ending a relationship, which may be further complicated by the necessary rules of social distancing. Add

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