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Stephanie O'Leary, Psy.D., P.C.

Medical Reviewer

Stephanie O’Leary, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist, who began her private practice, Westchester Psychological Services, in 2008. Since that time, she has provided evidence-based assessment and therapy services for children, adolescents, young adults and parents. She is author of "Parenting in the Real World," and offers comprehensive consultations to help parents successfully manage the demands of the real world while finding joy in their children. Stephanie has conducted research in the areas of memory and learning and the emergence of executive functions in preschool aged children. She is a professional member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS), New York State Psychological Association (NYSPA) and the Westchester County Psychological Association (WCPA).

Latest by Stephanie O'Leary, Psy.D., P.C.

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Newly Diagnosed

Letter to Someone Recently Diagnosed With Bipolar Disorder

The diagnosis of bipolar disorder can be terrifying. Charita Cole Brown pens a consoling letter to the newly diagnosed that there is hope and adventure with bipolar disorder.

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Alternative Treatment

Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT): How It Saved My Life But Destroyed My Memory

Is ECT barbaric or life-saving? One woman explains how electroconvulsive therapy saved her life but left her with substantial memory loss.

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College

A Student Mental Health Bill of Rights: What's Needed?

What is required to support students in college with regard to mental health needs? A college mental health advocate starts with three places to start.

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Risk Factors

Missing Teeth? Postmenopausal? Check Your Blood Pressure

A study of 36,692 postmenopausal women in the United States indicated that women who have lost teeth are at higher risk of developing high blood pressure.

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Social Life

Christmas-Related Phobias

Fears of kissing under the mistletoe, turkeys, relatives or sparking lights exist! Here are some unknown, but very real, Christmas phobias.

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Insomnia

Sleepless Nights Can Up Your Anxiety Levels

If your anxiety levels are through the roof, you may want to check your sleep quality.

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Profile

10 Famous Athletes Who Struggle With Depression

One-third of athletes suffer from depression. Claire Gillespie spotlights 10 famous athletes who have struggled with depression and emerged to the other side.

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Profile

Depression and Creativity: Is There a Link?

Some of the world's most creative souls have died by suicide. Sloan Miller examines the relationship between depression and creativity and shares where to go for help.

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Work

Tips for Working From Home With Depression

One of the most common symptoms of depression? Fatigue and lack of motivation. Couple this with a remote work position, and it can be a recipe for disaster. Here’s how to get through it.

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Profile

9 Famous People With Bipolar Disorder

Did you know Mel Gibson has bipolar? What about Richard Dreyfuss? Here are nine famous people living with bipolar disorder, each telling a story of emotional resilience.