Dr. Deborah Serani


In the Media

Academic Articles

Serani, D. (2018). The importance of pharmacogenomic testing when treating depression. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Serani, D. (2012, December 12). I have mental illness. Chicago Tribune, B.1

Serani, D. (2010). The importance of proper media coverage of suicide. Suffolk County Psychological Association, Summer Edition: 3-5.

Serani, D. (2008). If it bleeds, it leads: The clinical implications of fear-based programming in news media. Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy, 24(4): 240-250.

Serani, D. (2004). Expanding the frame: Psychoanalysis after September 11. Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, 68(1): 1-8.

Serani, D. (2002). The analyst in the pharmacy. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, 32(2/3): 229-241.

Serani, D. (2002). Understanding psychoanalysis. The Participant-Observer, 4(1): 4-6.

Serani, D. (2001). Yours, mine and ours: Analysis with a deaf patient and a hearing analyst. Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 37: 655-671.

Serani, D. (2000). Silence in the analytic space, resistance or reverie: A perspective from Loewald's theory of primordial unity. Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 36: 505-519.


ABC News

CNN - Sole Survivor

John Edward's Evolve: Segment Guests

Law & Order Special Victims Unit: Technical Advisor

HuffPost Live: Segment Guests

What Would Julianna Do?: Segment Guest





Serani, D. (in production). The Ninth Session. Brookland: TouchPoint Press.

Serani, D. (in press). Sometimes When I'm Sad. A Children's Picture Book. Minneapolis: Free Spirit Publishing.

Serani, D. (2017). From Deborah. In O. Sagan and J. Withey (Eds.) The Recovery Letters (pp. 168-171). London: Jessica Kingsley Publishing.

Serani, D. (2016). Depression in Later Life: An Essential Guide. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield.

Serani, D. (2015). Fall down seven times, Get up eight. In P. Corrigan, J. Larson and P. Michaels (Eds.) Coming Out Proud to Erase The Stigma of Mental Illness: Stories and Essays of Solidarity  (pp 146-151). Collierville: Instant Publisher.

Serani, D. (2013). Depression and Your Child: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield.

Serani, D. (2011). Living with Depression. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield.


Sample segments:

Psych Up with Dr. Suzanne Phillips - Broadcast 10/26/2013 "Could My Child Be Depressed?"

Coping Conversations Radio - Broadcast 5/20/2012 "How to Live with Depression."

Good Parenting Radio - Broadcast 9/10/2011 "Coping with Disaster & Helping Your Kids Thrive." 

WHYY Radio - Broadcast 7/20/2009 "Mental Illness Stigma in Television."

Print Interviews

ABC News

All You Magazine

Anchor Magazine


Associated Press

Baby Talk Magazine


Brain World Magazine


Campus Life Magazine

Canvas Magazine

Chicago Tribune

Denver Post


Forbes Magazine

Glamour Magazine




Long Island Exchange







Parenting New Hampshire

Psychology Today

Sandusky Register

Scarsdale Magazine

Scientific American Mind

The Florida Times-Union

The Free Press - Miami

The Los Angeles Times

The New York Times



Women's Health & Fitness Magazine

… and many more

“Education is not just the filling of a pail, it is the lighting of a fire.”

~ B. F. Skinner, Psychologist



“Thought is action in rehearsal.”

~ Sigmund Freud, Psychoanalyst



“To find a mountain path all by oneself gives a greater feeling of strength than to take a path that is shown.”

~ Karen Horney, Psychoanalyst



“We may define therapy as a search for value.”

~ Abraham Maslow, Psychologist



“The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.”

~ Albert Ellis, Psychologist



“What we see changes what we know. What we know changes what we see.”

~ Jean Piaget, Psychologist