Retirement: The Income Generation

On The Income Generation, host David Scranton interviews Dr. Silva on some of the mental health challenges of retirees.  One common struggle Dr. Silva speaks about is identity crises of retirees who no longer have the career that had long defined their identities.  Additionally, loss of workplace socialization…

What are Suicide Warning Signs?

In recent news there have been a number of tragic deaths by suicide, all related to school shootings. Some warning signs that your loved one may be at risk for suicide are social isolation, withdrawn behaviors, sadness, crying, sleep changes, and appetite changes. Seeking mental health treatment is crucial and…

Child Anxiety: Tips for Parents on Identifying Symptoms & Treatment Options

When anxiety is present in children, the symptoms and behaviors displayed can sometimes seem completely unrelated to what you would expect anxiety to look like. Depending on your child’s age, developmental (i.e., maturity) level, and even unique personality traits, your child may not directly let you know that…

How to Know if Your Child Needs a Therapist

A key part of normal childhood development is exploring and understanding emotions. That means a certain amount of ups and downs are expected. Just like adults are not happy all the time, children also have a full range of different emotions. But, how do you know when your child is…

Psychotherapy for Bipolar II Disorder

Overview of Bipolar II Disorder Bipolar II is a chronic illness characterized by episodes of depression and hypomania and is associated with high levels of psychosocial impairment (Ruggero, Chelminski, Young, & Zimmermann, 2007). Despite the 1.1% prevalence rate and significant psychosocial challenges the illness creates, relatively little is known…

Psychological Evaluations of Police Officers

Member of the American Psychological Association and expert who is responsible for developing forensic evaluation protocols in NYC Family Court discusses how the same tools are used to screen new police officers and what can be done to improve the process to weed out poor candidates…