Dr. Scherwitz explains how women can decrease their feelings of anxiety and depression.
Women should know that they have the ability to decrease anxiety and depression. Both anxiety and depression are trying to tell us something, so when one person is anxious listen to what the message is and see if you can hear it and if it’s not reasonable, talk back to it. If it is something that’s generating anxiety from what your self-talk is, see if you can affirm something positive and look at it in a different way or have help from someone else to help you see it in a different way.
Depression is something that’s telling you to stop and listen and what’s going on in your life that is causing this, and what can you do about it, so it’s a way to stop you. Both depression and anxiety are like a sense, a sixth sense, if we listen to them and respond to them, that’s what they are for and they can help us.
About Dr. Scherwitz, Ph.D.:
Larry W. Scherwitz, PhD, is a leader in the field of behavioral medicine research with 25 years experience in developing and testing approaches to managing chronic disease with lifestyle changes. Dr. Scherwitz has been on the faculty of various medical institutions including Baylor College of Medicine, University of California at San Francisco, California Pacific Medical Center, and the Preventive Medicine Research Institute. He worked at the research director with Dr. Dean Ornish to demonstrate that it is possible to reverse coronary heart disease with lifestyle changes including diet, exercise, stress management and social support. Dr. Scherwitz’ is often a keynote speaker at conferences and has published his research discoveries in an array of prestigious medical journals, including the Journal of the American Medical Association, The Lancet, and Psychosomatic Medicine. Presently, Larry and his wife Deborah Kesten, MPH have a coaching practice to help clients lose weight as well as prevent, halt, and reverse heart disease. Larry also consults with clients to help them design studies to evaluate the efficacy of complementary and alternative practices.