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Gay Men with Depression: Overcoming Fears of Psychiatric Medications and Making Them Work for You

Gay Men with Depression: Overcoming Fears of Psychiatric Medications and Making Them Work for You In my psychotherapy practice as a long-time (25 years) specialist in therapy for gay men and gay male couples, I’ve been concerned lately especially about two clients who are gay men with depression (another article on depression is here), with […]

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Gay Men’s Depression Coping Guide

Depression is the number one mental health problem in the world and gay men, lesbians, and bisexuals are up to twice as likely to suffer from depression as heterosexuals – not because they inferior human beings (contrary to some religious teachings and other oppression), but because the cumulative stress of heterosexism and homophobia in society, […]

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Gay Men and Depression: Finding Relief without Medications

  Depression is the single most-common diagnosis and presenting problem in my private practice in psychotherapy in West Hollywood, and it has been this way since I began in practice, specializing in gay men, over 20 years ago.  This is true for most therapists, from what I hear from colleagues and from my students that […]

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Gay Men’s Mental Health in the Current Political Climate: A Lesson in Hope and Resilience

As the first activities in the 2012 election season begin with events like the recent Republican Iowa Straw Poll, I have noticed an increase in reported stress in my daily practice of therapy with gay men.  It seems that the rhetoric in the news daily is an irritant to the men I work with in […]

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