Ivan L. Mazzorana

Psychiatry Blog

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 15:53

The word “stress” is commonly used and broadly defined. Stress is often considered a feeling of being overwhelmed or tired from many interests and concerns. Specifically it is defined as an “…emotional experience accompanied by predictable biochemical, physiological and behavioral changes."(Baum 1990) Thus when a lapse of emotional stability occurs, stress in one’s life has a lot to do with it.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 22:08


Then he tells you " Ilike to dress up as a women", and the journey begins. It feels like your whole world is falling apart! Then there are the questions, the concerns, the judgement, and the desire to run away. Thus what do you do with this information? Who do you tell? How crazy is this? What will people say? What will they say about me? Why can't this just be a normal relationship!

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 12:47

All too often, we experience an event or events that is traumatizing to our well-being.  Being a physical survivor of abuse, combat or a natural disaster does not always mean we survive emotionally as well. We can view ourselves and our world in negative light. We may often feel like the trauma is happening right now even when this is not so. One’s depression, isolation, fear and anxiety associated with experienced trauma is likely due to the effects upon our brain functioning. Scientific evidence establishes these changes to be true.


Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 14:23

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) by Mayo Clinic