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Depression

Does Psychotherapy via the Internet Work?

As a psychologist, I am always looking at ways to be more efficient and effective in working with my clients. I came across a very interesting study reported in an online publication called, the Science Daily.  The article headline was “Psychotherapy Via Internet as Good as/ if...
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A Psychologist’s Approach for Treatment of Depression

As a cognitive behavioral psychologist, I view most depressions as the result of negative or maladaptive thinking. However, whenever someone is referred for depression, I always take a full history and do a comprehensive evaluation to determine the type of depression and how...
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Holistic Treatment of Major Depression

The holistic treatment of major depression focuses on combining the best of Western and Eastern medical and lifestyle practices. Major depression is a serious condition associated with drug and alcohol abuse and suicide. Holistic Treatment of depression often includes medication,...
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COGNITIVE AND BEHAVIOR THERAPY IN THE TREATMENT AND PREVENTION OF DEPRESSION

The lead article of the Journal, Depression and Anxiety summarized the major research studies of the treatment of depression by medication and cognitive and related therapy approaches. Here are some of the conclusions: 1.Half of the patients with major depression disorder derive...
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Treating Depression Without Drugs

Treating depression without drugs has become an increased reason individuals with depression are seeking counseling and psychotherapy in light of many unwanted side effects associated with anti depressant medications. More bad news for drug companies as lawyers have apparently...
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Cognitive Therapy and Medication

As a psychologist in private practice, I see a lot  of clients who are depressed. They often ask about Cognitive Therapy and Depression. Many are on medications and would like to get off them. Some wonder if medications would help their depression.  Since I am not a medical...
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Coping with Depression

Depression is a major mental health problem and strategies for coping with depression abound. There are a great many causes of depression and the seriousness of depression can vary from mild to severe. For milder forms of depression, I am a big fan of incorporating natural...
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