Archive: November, 2010

Depression is right coalition

(with Dr. Ellen Frank,  DepressionIsReal.org) Dr. Ellen Frank speaks with Dr. Samra on The Down and Up Show about workplace depression and the self-care guide she co-authored, Antidepressant Skills at Work: Dealing with Mood Problems in the Workplace (November 9, 2007).

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Psychological makeup of Colonel Williams

(interview on CTV)

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What’s the difference between a psychologist and a psychiatrist?

The question: I have decided that I need to seek help for some emotional issues. Should I see a psychiatrist or a psychologist? What’s the difference? The answer:   Recognizing that you are having emotional difficulties can be difficult to admit, but it’s the first step to getting effective treatment. It can be confusing, however, […]

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I think my husband may be depressed. How do I broach the subject?

The question: My husband has been going through a difficult emotional time for several months. I suspect he may be depressed but he hasn’t brought this up himself. How can I broach the subject without pushing him away or making him defensive?   The answer: Unfortunately, there’s still a lot of stigma in our society […]

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How can I stave off panic attacks?

The question: I recently had a panic attack for the first time, after a period of severe stress. It’s only happened once but now I’m worried that it could happen again. Do you have any tips on coping with panic attacks? How do I fight off stress so that it doesn’t get to that point? […]

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Are my DVD marathons the sign of an emotional issue?

The question: Lately I’ve been feeling uninterested in socializing. All I want to do is stay home and have DVD marathons. I’ve been feeling like this for about two months. Should I be worried I’m no longer wanting to spend time with friends and family – which I used to enjoy?   The answer: All […]

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North of 49

North of 49

“Psychological Effects of Bed Bug Infestation” (November 5, 2010 with St. John Alexandar)   “North of 49: A Guide to the Rest of Your Life”: Dr. Samra is a featured clinical expert on a new news/magazine show on Chek TV that focuses on issues related to aging (September 24, 2010).   “Speaking to Children about […]

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Psychological effects of bed bug infestation

Interview with CTV.

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Surviving stress

(by Stephanie Overman, Benefits Canada)   Employees who have remained on the payroll after the most recent economic downturn may be feeling the stress of decreased resources and increased burdens. Some may still even carry “survivor guilt.” Emotional strain can also rise through factors such as unrealistic expectations, workplace politics or ill-defined goals.   No […]

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Dr. Samra selected to write a weekly column for a new feature in the Globe and Mail

Dr Joti. Samra has been selected to write a weekly “Ask a Psychologist” column for a new “Ask a Health Expert” series being launched by the Globe and Mail on November 18, 2010.   Dr. Samra will be answering weekly questions from readers on any topic related to psychology & human behaviour. Questions can be […]

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Ask a Health Expert

Read Dr. Samra's weekly column in The Globe and Mail.
Ask a Health Expert column in The Globe and Mail

Dr. Samra in the Media

Books & Resources

Dr. Samra has co-authored a number of treatment books and resource for patients, families & clinicians.
Antidepressant Skills at Work: Dealing with Mood Problems in the Workplace