Eric Patterson

Eric Patterson, Author at New Life Outlook

About Eric

Eric L. Patterson, LPC, is a professional counselor in western Pennsylvania, who has been working for over a decade to help his clients live happier lives. By night, he is a dad, husband, runner and freelance writer specializing in transferring his mental health knowledge and experience into clear, actionable content for his readers.

Recently, Eric’s writing has expanded to a lighter side with Consume Review Repeat. Whether the topic is as serious as the impacts of anxiety or as silly as the best iced coffees around, Eric strives to keep his writing sharp, engaging and enlightening.

Eric loves his daughters, indie rock music and all things zombies. Read more about Eric and his writing on his website.

Eric's Work

The Connection Between Depression and Anxiety

Understanding the Depression and Anxiety Relationship

Up to 85% of people with depression have anxiety, too. Learn about the similarities and differences between depression and anxiety, and how they interact.
by Eric Patterson on January 6, 2015
The Connection Between Depression and Appetite

When Your Brain and Your Stomach Don’t Get Along

There's a clear connection between depression and appetite. Whether you're overeating or under eating, you need to break the cycle. Consider these tips.
by Eric Patterson on January 6, 2015
Coping With Perinatal Depression

Coping With Perinatal Depression

Perinatal depression occurs during pregnancy or after birth. It's important to distinguish between "baby blues" and depression, and to get treatment.
by Eric Patterson on December 29, 2014
Aging and Depression

Aging and Depression

Often, aging and depression are related. Various factors contribute to depression as we age, but there's also a number of things you can do to fight back.
by Eric Patterson on December 29, 2014
Is Depression Real? Dealing with Disbelief

Is Depression Real? Dealing with Disbelief

You know the impact depression has on your life, but so many people don't understand. Know how to respond the next time someone asks, 'Is depression real?"
by Eric Patterson on December 22, 2014
Parenting With Depression

Being a Good Parent Despite Depression

Parenting with depression can add a new challenge to being a parent. Consider these strategies to help you cope and be a role model for your children.
by Eric Patterson on December 16, 2014
Depression and Suicide

Suicide Warning Signs and Prevention With Depression

Sadly, depression and suicide often go together. Know the warning signs and have a suicide prevention plan in place.
by Eric Patterson on December 4, 2014
Maintaining a Relationship Despite Depression

Maintaining a Relationship Despite Depression

Depression and Relationships: Depression puts huge stress on a relationship. Try these tips for making it work, but also knowing when to walk away.
by Eric Patterson on December 3, 2014
Tips to Help with Depression

Tips for Helping a Loved One With Depression

If your intentions are pure and you practice appropriate boundaries, helping someone with depression can be easier than you think.
by Eric Patterson on November 26, 2014
Depression and Conquering Your Inner Critic

Depression and Conquering Your Inner Critic

Your inner critic can make a good day bad and a bad day worse. Learn how to replace your inner critic with a more positive, less destructive voice.
by Eric Patterson on November 18, 2014