Are we getting weirder? Perhaps we’re simply becoming ourselves

February 3, 2021Posted on
January 31, 2021

Whether it's a newfound disdain for modern appliances or a kindred connection with songs about baked goods, people's eccentricities seem to be leaking out of our pores. Is it possible that our brains have moved from panic to boredom to just plain weirdness the past 10 months since Covid-19 upended our normal lives?

COVID-19 fears turning NYC playgrounds into war zones

October 27, 2020Posted on
October 20, 2020

Lauren Conlin has seen her share of pandemic playground drama. Once, another mom yelled at her for briefly pulling her mask down so she could sip her iced coffee. “I was about 8 feet away and she said, ‘Ma’am, can you pull your mask up? Like, there’s a reason we wear these,’ ” Conlin, a celebrity correspondent and host of the “Red Carpet Rendezvous” podcast, told The Post. “I didn’t say anything back, but [internally] I was like, ‘Chill, Karen, I’m nowhere near you!’ ”

Ways To Mentally Cope With The Coronavirus

August 26, 2020Posted on
Tips from Clinical Psychologist Dr. Judith Zackson you might find helpful while social distancing, quarantining, and self-isolating during the coronavirus. “A pandemic or any other kind of trauma is a wake-up call that invites us to consider what is most important to us. Many of us are realizing how much we valued the opportunity to spend time with friends, family and colleagues in-person now that we are separated. We are struggling to find the same amount of meaning and fulfillment in our relationships that we did when we could connect with people face-to-face.”
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Opinion: Helping anxious teens cope with pandemic and increase resilience

May 22, 2020Posted on
By Dr. Judith Zackson | May 22, 2020

Imagine being confined at home while — developmentally, as an adolescent — trying to assert independence, bond with peers and gain distance from parents. Imagine, as a teen, facing stressors such as prolonged periods of uncertainty, fear of infection, annoyance and boredom, lack of in-person interactions with peers, teachers, and coaches, lack of privacy at home, tension with siblings and parents, and family financial uncertainty.

Coping with Summertime Depression

August 30, 2018Posted on
Dr. Judith Zackson discusses coping with summertime depression.

Triumphing Over Negative Body Image

June 10, 2018Posted on
Dr. Judith Zackon gives you the tools to assist you in overcoming a negative body image.

Handling Back to School Stress

June 10, 2018Posted on
Dr. Judith Zackson explains to parents some things that they can do to cope with stress associated with getting their children back to school.

Profile of Jogger Karina Vetrano’s Killer

September 2, 2016Posted on
Analysis with Psychologist Dr. Judith Zackson on Nancy Grace Show discussing the profile of Jogger Karina Vetrano's Killer and her fathers proactive pattern of coping.

Eight Ways Parents Can Make Their Teenagers Transition To College Smoother

August 29, 2016Posted on
By Dr. Judith Zackson | August 8, 2016

Transitioning to college is major shift for adolescent and entire family. The transition can stir up feelings of anxiety for parents and their children. This time can be more difficult for families that have experienced psychological difficulties such as trauma, separation anxiety, learning difficulties. Below are guidelines for parents and adolescents preparing for this transition.

Children Sleeping in Bed with Their Parents

August 15, 2016Posted on
Dr. Judith Zackson talks about setting boundaries with your kids, and how having children can affect a marriage.