Lisa S. Weinstock MD


Insomnia: Improving Your Sleep

Offers tips on improving sleep. Covers sleep disorders like insomnia. Discusses things that affect sleep. Covers habits like drinking alcohol or caffeine before bed. Suggests exercising daily and no napping. Discusses sleep diaries.

Depression: Supporting Someone Who Is Depressed

If someone you care about has been diagnosed with depression, you may feel helpless. Maybe you’re watching a once-vibrant person slide into inactivity or seeing a good friend lose interest in activities that he or she used to enjoy. The change in your loved one’s or friend’s behavior may be so great that you feel you no…

Depression

Depression is an illness that makes you feel sad, lose interest in things you used to enjoy, withdraw from others, and have little energy. It’s more than normal sadness, grief, or low energy. Most people get better with medicine, counseling, or a combination of the two. After you have had an episode of depression, you…

Talk to Others About Depression

Depression is a medical problem, and you have the right to keep it private. But if it harms your relationships, it may help to talk to your partner, friends, or children about it. Talking to your partner or friends Explain depression to your partner or friends. Be honest about it. Tell them it’s a health problem, and…

Depression: Should I Stop Taking My Antidepressant?

Guides through the decision to stop or keep taking depression medicine. Looks at benefits and risks of stopping antidepressants. Covers cognitive-behavioral therapy. Includes interactive tool to help you make your decision.