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Episode 97: Holiday Depression

Dr. Marianne T. Ritchie December 21, 2021 122


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On Sunday, December 19, 2021, our host Dr. Marianne Ritchie was joined by Sosunmolu Shoyinka, MD, MBA (L), Chief Medical Officer for the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS) of the City of  Philadelphia, and Vivian B. Pender, MD (R), a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College, a Training and Supervising Psychoanalyst at Columbia University and the President of the American Psychiatric Association.

Depression is a leading cause of disability globally. The holidays have always been a difficult time for many people, and since the pandemic, the prevalence of depression and anxiety has doubled globally. 

Listen now to learn about resources made available through the City of Philadelphia and what signs suggest the need to seek professional help.

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