Deborah Serani, PsyD

Deborah Serani, PsyD, psychologist in private practice, adjunct professor, Adelphi University, and author of Depression in Later Life: An Essential Guide. Study titled “Learning one’s genetic risk changes physiology independent of actual genetic risk,” by researchers at Stanford University, California, published in Nature Human Behaviour.

Genetic Medicine

Surprising Danger of DNA Tests

Just knowing you have a genetic health risk can physically affect your body. Read this before getting that DNA test you’re considering

Emotional Health

Is Trying to Be Perfect Stealing Your Happiness?

Perfectionism is on the rise, causing anxiety and depression and holding people back. Here’s how to break the cycle of perfectionism and be happier.


How to Stop Yourself from Throwing Up

If you get queasy easily, take a deep breath before you read this. Do you remember the scene in the…


When Sick People Get Hooked on Care

My friend’s elderly father was diagnosed with prostate cancer a few years ago. And at the time of this health…

Difficult People

Are You Still a Terrible Two?

It’s natural for toddlers to test the waters with their parents and defy authority. In fact, their defiant behavior actually…


Six Ways to Truly Relax on Vacation

We don’t need another study to tell us that vacations are good for our mental health. Time away from stress…