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Welcome to Dr. Chanderbhan’s Blog. Our happiness and our satisfaction with our lives is often shaped by our perspective. Therapy helps us shift our understandings about ourselves and ourselves in our relationships; it’s these shifts that lead to growth and contentment. In a busy, information overloaded world, this blog offers quality information and insights about emotional health and well-being. While the blogs are not a substitute for professional advice, I hope these posts will help you develop new ways of tackling everyday challenges.

Tough Guys Suck it Up: 8 Ways to Recognize Male Depression

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On average, over 30 percent of all adult males will experience some form of depression in their lifetimes. While women are more likely to develop and report depression, men are overwhelmingly less likely to seek help for it. Unfortunately, in our modern society, perceived gender roles often dictate that men must “suck it up” or “deal with it.”
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Couples Therapy: What it is, Why it Matters, and How it Helps

Couples Therapy

When you think of “couples therapy” do you think, “Wow, what a great idea!”
Or does a flashing red light go off in your head accompanied by thoughts like these:
“Isn’t couples therapy a last resort for really unhappy couples?”
“Aren’t those the sessions you schedule to pour out complaints and stir up trouble?”
“Don’t people do that just to confirm that their relationship really is too far gone?”
Unfortunately, couples therapy is often seen as a reaction to a relationship crisis instead of the really good thing it can be in every season of your love. Read more

Want Your Life Back? 5 Ways Depression Therapy Can Make it Happen

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Depression can feel like a trap.

Solitary and confining. Lonely and limited.

The boundaries of your life are shrunken. The people in your life can’t reach you.
Life is gray and you’ve likely lost the energy to tunnel beneath the pain to find your way to freedom.

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How to Know if Your “Baby Blues” is Really Postpartum Depression

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The feeling in your chest is not the swell of pride you thought you’d feel.

Your loved ones are swarming around you, your newborn is cooing and smiling. But, all you can seem to manage is a wan smile or single word answers to the barrage of questions about the birth, feedings, and sleepless nights.

“Isn’t the baby so precious?” Isn’t the baby your “bundle of joy?” Aren’t you “so happy?”

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Family Therapy: Why You Should Consider It & Why it Works

Family therapy is a pretty sensible course of action for most of us. Many of us have endured a lot. After all, what other …

Tough Guys Suck it Up: 8 Ways to Recognize Male Depression

On average, over 30 percent of all adult males will experience some form of depression in their lifetimes. While women are …

How to Cope When You’re Overwhelmed by Anxiety and Negative Emotions

What thoughts and emotions are getting in your way? Why are you so afraid, so irritable, so angry, or sad? Why do anxiety …