Lisa S. Weinstock MD


Depression in Older Adults

What is depression in older adults? Depression is an illness that causes you to feel sad or hopeless much of the time. It is different from normal feelings of sadness, grief, or low energy. Some people think that depression is normal with age. But it’s not. Older adults may go through major life changes or challenges…

Sleep: Helping Your Children—and Yourself—Sleep Well

Children of all ages need plenty of sleep to grow and develop. School-age children may have trouble learning and developing socially if they don’t get enough sleep. Children’s sleep problems can cause stress for parents, who may worry about their children. Parents also may be awake much of the night trying to get a…

Sleep Journal

Fill out this sleep journal every morning for 1 to 2 weeks. It can help you see what gets in the way of a good night’s sleep. It could also help your doctor know more about what affects your sleep. Day 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 What time did you go to bed last night? How long did it take to fall asleep? What time did you get up…

Debbie’s Story: People Can and Do Recover

Debbie was raising four children, working 12-hour days, and doing all the cooking and housekeeping. “I was unhappy, crying, and my house was dirty. I’d try to cope by doing just a little bit more,” Debbie says. “Needless to say, it unraveled.” She healed through months of therapy. “I felt guilty for feeling bad,” she…

Antidepressant Withdrawal

What is antidepressant withdrawal? Antidepressant withdrawal is a problem that can happen if you stop taking your antidepressant too quickly. It can make you feel sick. This problem is sometimes called “antidepressant discontinuation syndrome” or “SSRI discontinuation syndrome.” The symptoms may be unpleasant, but they…