Ask the Expert: How to Deal with Depression


Ask the Expert: Depression Featuring Diana Samuel, MD

Dr. Diana Samuel is a leading expert in depression, anxiety, and women's health. Learn tips for how to deal with depression, the leading cause of disability in the world.

In this Episode of Ask the Expert

We will cover all of your questions on depression, like:

– Do antidepressants change your personality?

– What’s the difference between a side effect and an adverse effect?

– Can you have depression and anxiety at the same time?

– What is treatment refractory depression?

– How can I help a loved one who is thinking about taking their life?

And more! 

About Diana Samuel, MD

Dr. Samuel completed her residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and then pursued dual fellowships in Emergency Psychiatry and Public Psychiatry at Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons. 

Following her fellowships, Dr. Samuel went on to take on the administrative role of Associate Director of CPEP (Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program) at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Roosevelt then transitioned to Associate Director of CPEP at Columbia University Medical Center’s CPEP until December 2017.

Dr. Samuel has extensive experience in evaluating and treating a wide variety of both acute and non-acute psychiatric symptoms and illnesses with several years of experience at renowned hospitals in NYC as well as having a growing private practice at Columbia Doctors.

At Columbia Doctors Midtown, Dr. Samuel works with each of her patient’s to create an individualized treatment plan best suited for their needs. Dr. Samuel’s goal is to help her patients improve their overall mental health while developing a healthy therapeutic alliance which often includes collaborating care with various providers, family, and friends depending on the patient’s needs.

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Treatment-refractory depression doesn't meant that you won't get better. There are so many cool things coming out on top of medication or antidepressants.