Dr. Seth Meyers, Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Seth Meyers, Clinical Psychologist

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Pop Quiz: What is the Cause of Dissociative Identity Disorder?

Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) is a severe psychological disorder. It was known in the past as Multiple Personality Disorder, but that term is no longer recognized in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders - Fifth Edition (DSM-V). The cause of DID is having experienced major trauma. Examples of such trauma include short- or long-term severe abuse, surviving a natural disaster, and other extremely distressing life events.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Dr. Seth in the Media: The Psychology of an Uber Ride

I was interviewed for an interesting article about whether people taking an Uber ride prefer to talk to their drivers or whether they prefer to not talk at all. The article appears at the popular travel website The Points Guy. You can check out the article here: https://bit.ly/2Vd3ikO.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Dr. Seth in the Media: New York Times Interview

I was interviewed for a recent article in the New York Times about how weddings can hurt or even destroy friendships. It's a fascinating topic and anyone who has had a big wedding will want to read this article. Check out the article!

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Anxiety: Common Treatments for Anxiety

Common treatments for anxiety include psychotherapy (especially Cognitive Behavior Therapy, or CBT) and medications, including antidepressants, Buspirone, and benzodiazepines. If you have anxiety that is intrusive, talk to your doctor about which treatments are best for you.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Autism and Sensory Issues: A Pop Quiz

Among those who have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, what percentage will also have some sort of sensory issue or impairment? It's high: 80%.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Pop Quiz: Which Part of the Nervous System Is Responsible for Fight-or-Flight?

Answer: Sympathetic Nervous System.

What is fight-or-flight? The fight-or-flight response is a physiological reaction that occurs in response to a perceived harmful event, attack, or threat to survival.