SAD: Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that’s related to changes in seasons. Most of my patients complain that their symptoms begin in the fall, continuing through the winter and end in the Spring.  However,  some patients feel SAD in the spring or early summer. Symptoms of SAD include: Irritability Low energy Low …

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Motherhood and Sex

Very often patients will tell us that before they had children they thought about sex, enjoyed sex, were adventurous sexually. And then they became a mom.  And the lights went out. Being a mom and a sexual being is not an oxymoron.  But for many women it is, and how you conceptualize the effect of …

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Getting Off On TV

For some of my female patients, just hearing me say the word “porn” makes them cringe, look away and change the subject. At this point, I feel like I have lost them into an abyss of discomfort and the conversation about watching anything to get turned on hits a wall. So I thought, what about …

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Idealistic Sex vs Realistic Sex

In our center, we are often troubleshooting with patients when it comes to creating a sex life that feels sustainable on a regular, non-vacation basis. While each case is different and every relationship has its unique challenges, what often emerges from patients are idealistic notions about sex that may sound nice and appealing, but are …

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Falling Back to Spring Forward

With the ending of Daylight Saving Time, I’ve been noticing that numerous patients seem to be feeling down, more anxious and less vibrant. I saw that the Fall TV Special (created in 1966)   “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown” aired recently. That reminded me of the Broadway musical “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown,” particularly …

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Women and the Development of Sex Toys

The point at which sex and technology meet is always fascinating and there seems to be an uptick in that area these days. With more expensive and personalized vibrators and sex toys becoming all the rage, it feels like we’re moving into a new era for women. But, I’d caution you! The truth is that …

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How does sex change with age?

Here is another great video on the Business Insider website of our clinical director, Bat Sheva Marcus! In this particular video she discusses how sex changes as people age and reveals how much sex is good for a marriage.

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Just not that into it: Coping with depression.

Depression is a fairly common condition but is widely misunderstood and misdiagnosed (or not diagnosed at all). For starters, depression doesn’t always look like the way people may imagine it; slumped on the couch in front of the TV for hours, wearing the same pajamas from last week (unwashed), not answering the phone, and saying …

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