Since December 1, 2016 I have had seven patients in my practice with suicidal thoughts, 5 of the 7 individuals were under age 16. In all of my years as a psychiatrist in private practice I have not experienced this level of acuity of patients in crisis simultaneously since I worked on the inpatient unit […]
“Emergency Well-Being”, Episode 3: “What can we do when we have PTSD?”
Pharmacogenetic testing aims to genetically guide prescriptions to improve patient response and decrease side effects. We are living at an exciting time in science and pharmacogenetic testing is another tool that can guide a more precise treatment plan. Factors such as the environment and lifestyle choices (nutrition, exercise, meditation, etc) are always taken into consideration […]
“Emergency Well-Being”, Episode 2: “How can we sleep better?”
Being healthy and well requires a level of physical and emotional awareness for ALL of us. This is why I prescribe mindfulness as part of every mental health thrive plan for children, teens and adults. As a board certified adult and child psychiatrist that has seen thousands of patients I view a practice of mindfulness […]
“Emergency Well-Being”, a video series with Dr. Denise McDermott, M.D. and Michel Pascal discussing the important bridge between psychiatry and meditation for daily stress.
Thank you, Dennis (The Anxiety Guy) for having me as a guest this week on your show. I look forward to interviewing you this spring!
The amount of gratitude as I start to write this post is immeasurable. Why? I met and collaborated with some amazing souls in 2016 that have ignited an “altruism momentum” that leaves me speechless. This includes ALL of you that are reading this and have been a part of this journey. Mindset is everything and […]
As a society we are having a mental health care crisis. According to the April 2016 Center for Disease Control and Prevention Report, the number of suicides in the United States has been on the rise every year from 1999-2014 in every age group except those 75 years and older. In 2014, 13 people out […]
There has been a lot of interest and commentary about my interview with Lauren Batchelder that was released on my podcast on December 16, 2016. In order to make this valuable information available to as many people as possible, I have had the interview transcribed. Dr. Denise: This is the Dr. Denise Show. I’m Dr. […]