Articles by Allie Shapiro, MD

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We Need All Our Emotions, Even The “Unpleasant” Ones

by Allie Shapiro, MD
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As a “Kids’ Movie,” Inside Out is extraordinary. As an educational tool for parents, teachers and behaviorists, it is essential. Sadness, Anger, Disgust, Joy, and Fear are simple, everyday emotions with which we all must learn to cope as our individual personalities develop. Too often, emotions we regard as “unpleasant” or “negative” are pariah feelings. We either suppress […]

Are You Addicted To The Internet?

by Allie Shapiro, MD
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Yes, being addicted to the internet could soon be a real psychiatric malady. Specifically, addictive behavior pertaining to online gaming is being considered as an illness diagnosed in patients exhibiting signs of Social Anxiety. So distinct are the symptoms of this illness that it has the potential to be called “Internet Gaming Disorder” (IGD). IGD […]

Depression Hides From No One

by Allie Shapiro, MD
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Depression is a common emotion experienced by all types of people. Young and old, male and female, rich and poor, depression hides from no one. However, recognizing depression is often difficult because it can look completely different from one person to another. Here are some of the ways you might recognize depression. Depression in Men […]

10 Life-Saving Signs That You May Be Suffering From Depression

by Allie Shapiro, MD
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How can you best determine if you or someone you know is suffering from depression rather than just ordinary sadness? It’s not easy to see the difference. One short answer is that sadness is a temporary emotion typically caused by a tragic or tumultuous life event, or some other more recognizable cause. Depression is different […]

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