Lukin Center Blog

Should you delete your social media accounts?

Posted by Dr. Konstantin Lukin on May 12, 2017

 

Social media is making us collectively sick. We’re so plugged in all the time that we can’t escape our digital lives. We check email, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram incessantly. We think we felt our phone vibrate, but it was just an illusion. The average American checks their phones 150 times a day. We spend 90 minutes a day staring at our phones. That’s 23 days each year.

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Topics: Stress, Self Improvement, depression, anxiety, social media

How to Survive (and Even Enjoy) Thanksgiving Dinner After the Election

Posted by Dr. Konstantin Lukin on November 22, 2016

Thanksgiving. Sometimes it's a joyous evening celebrating our blessings --- and sometimes it's a bitter battle of outrage and divisiveness. And sometimes it's both (or somewhere in between).

Regardless of your political leanings, the election was a stressful time and the stress is likely to continue through the holidays. To better prepare for the traditional family events up ahead this holiday season, brace yourself to take the high road in the upcoming scenarios that may occur.

 

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Topics: Stress, Individual Therapy, Holidays

Using CBT and Other Methods to Treat Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Posted by Dr. Konstantin Lukin on October 27, 2016

 

September, October, Novem... where did the year go?

As the summer months pass, days grow shorter, daylight becomes scarce, and we’re less active. Instead of going for our morning jog we’re spending more time in front of our TV and hiding under our covers to stay warm. This change in the weather and our activity can start to take its toll on our minds and bodies. Called the Winter Blues, Seasonal Depression, or Seasonal Affective Disorder, this phenomenon is backed by a substantial and growing basis in scientfic research and affects millions of Americans each year. But with the right treatment approach, even someone who is consistently bogged down by this disorder can overcome it. 

 

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Topics: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Stress, Seasonal Depression, Therapy, Individual Therapy

5 Signs You're Too Stressed Out at Work

Posted by Dr. Konstantin Lukin on July 29, 2016

Lots of people complain of feeling over-stressed at work. Most jobs these days require a high degree of responsibility and therefore stress. A small dose of stress can increase productivity and drive. But at a certain point, stress turns from a normal occurrence into a potentially serious health problem. 

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Topics: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Stress, Work