Covid-19 Depression. A Discussion With A Clinical Psychologist


Covid-19 Vs. Lockdowns – which was worse for humanity? As the pandemic is winding down (fortunately) we sit down with Dr. Zara Ashikyan to discuss the impact of the lockdowns on us.

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Dr. Ashikyan’s bio:

Zara Ashikyan, Ph.D., QME is a Clinical Psychologist with expertise in Forensic and Neuro Psychology. She completed her undergraduate degree at UCLA in Experimental Psychology and her PhD degree in Clinical Psychology at California School of Professional Psychology. She then also completed her internship and post-doctoral fellowship at UCLA. She is the Founder and Clinical Director of Western Pacific Psychological Network, a multi-specialty mental health clinic. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of Glendale Memorial Hospital Foundation. For the past 14 years Dr. Ashikyan has been conducting evaluations for private, court, and organizational purposes, Qualified and Agreed Medical Evaluations, as well as assessments for law enforcement and first responders related to Fitness for Duty, Trauma, & Risk Assessment.  Dr. Ashikyan has notable experience working with athletes related to post-injury rehabilitation and performance issues. She has also vast experience with cognitive and neuro-psychological assessments for adults and conducts FAA evaluations for pilots and air traffic controllers.

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