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.

Dr. Zackson Greenwich Sentinel

Kids and Technology: How to Strike the Perfect Balance

July 8, 2016Posted on
By Dr. Judith Zackson | July 8, 2016

Parent often question themselves: how much technology usage is healthy for kids? Is it an educational tool or a detriment to their development? The truth is that technology usage is not a one size fits all solution that can apply to all children. For some technology can foster development whereas for others it can become a detriment to their social life and interactions with sensory experiences that promote development.

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Can You Ever Truly Reinvent Yourself?

July 4, 2016Posted on
By Dr. Judith Zackson | July 4, 2016 The truth is that reinventing yourself is not an easy feat. One of the major reason people will reinvent themselves is because they have no choice; they feel like they are dead emotionally and their current life is unbearable. Reinventing yourself does not mean abandoning your personality, on the contrary, you are actually becoming your true self.  
Dr. Zackson Greenwich Times

How Do You Know It’s Time To See A Therapist?

June 21, 2016Posted on
By Dr. Judith Zackson | June 21, 2016

It is time to see a therapist when we feel something is not right. We don’t have to wait until we are suffering but rather detect early warning sign. We can ask ourselves: is our relationship fulling? Is our sex life optimal? Is the quality of our sleep fine? Is the overall quality of our life optimal?

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7 Signs You Are Addicted To Work

June 8, 2016Posted on
By Dr. Judith Zackson | June 8, 2016

People who are workaholics do not take care of their health, they don’t spend time with their loved ones and don’t find joy in their lives. When its an addiction their life is out of balance and destroys your life just like other addictions. How can workaholics break the habit?

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Is Social Media Fueling Hollywood’s Pedophile Problem?

May 27, 2016Posted on
By Dr. Judith Zackson | May 27, 2016

Social Media puts young Hollywood stars at increased risk. Internet profiles provide an anonymous haven for pedophiles to study Their victim’s personal information and patterns to assist in the grooming’ process. Pedophiles develop a relationship with their victims through empty promises and enticing dialogue that promote the young stars dream.

Dr. Zackson Greenwich Times

Triumphing Over Negative Body Image

April 28, 2016Posted on
By Dr. Judith Zackson | April 28, 2016

Why do we focus on our body? Why do we use our body as a scapegoat and bully ourselves? We all know that even if we loose weight we still feel flawed. How do we stop the cycle?