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Depression Doesn’t Happen Just In the Winter. S.A.D.

Here’s What to Know About Summertime Sadness (S.A.D.) June 5, 2018 – While classic winter S.A.D. is confusing, summer SAD is even trickier. By most estimates, between 5% and 10% of the U.S. population experiences S.A.D.,,Seasonal Affective Disorder.  But only a small portion of Americans, somewhere around 1% of the total population, have flare-ups in the […]

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  posted by Anthony Centore   Did you know that only a limited number of people who are referred by a physician to seek mental health services ever receive those services? Why is this? Is it because they do not want to get well, or are there other factors? As you might guess, the reasons […]

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      By Kristina Fiore, Staff Writer, MedPage Today Published: June 05, 2012 Reviewed by Zalman S. Agus, MD; Emeritus Professor, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN, Nurse Planner Action Points Although psychotherapy effectively treats depression and is preferred to antidepressants by many primary care patients, only a […]

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Novel Therapies for Cognitive Dysfunction Secondary to Substance Abuse;  Brief Screening, Referral, and Cognitive Rehabilitation Advances in the fields of neuropsychological assessment and neuroimaging have enormously expanded our knowledge about the profile and severity of cognitive deficits in patients with substance use disorders. Neuroscience studies have complemented this knowledge by revealing the neural adaptations induced […]

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Activity: The Antidote to Depression Most individuals who suffer from depression believe, “Once I feel better, I’ll start calling friends again/making dinner plans/playing golf/planning a vacation/etc., but right now, I just don’t have the will.” Most of these people are not aware of the research, conducted in numerous Cognitive Behavior Therapy studies, that has consistently […]

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Cognitive therapy may help with severe cases of schizophrenia. For the two to three million American adults who deal with the disease this is good news. Antipsychotic medications reduce hallucinations and delusions but up to one –half continue to experience some symptoms or do not respond well to the meds.

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SEE a therapist without leaving your home? In an article in the American Journal of Psychiatry, Dr. Thomas F. Dwyer, a Massachusetts psychiatrist, says he has practiced “telepsychiatry,” via video teleconferencing, for five years. Its “adoption by psychiatrists and patients,” he predicts, “will proceed quickly if the organizers cope with the irrational responses of some […]

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By Allen Frances, MD | June 8, 2011 I just received a very important email from Dr Dayle Jones who chairs the DSM-5 Task Force of the American Counseling Association (ACA). Counselors provide a wide range of therapy, rehabilitation, and support services in very varied settings (like colleges, community mental health centers, psychiatric hospitals, substance […]

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April 29, 2011 Train ordinary people to be more compassionate and psychologically helpful to each other. They could do as good as job as CBT therapists for depression and anxiety, argues psychotherapist Nicky Forsythe ….. I first became fascinated by the power of what I will call ‘educated peer support’ when I was training as […]

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  Online counseling, also known as e-therapy, is a relatively new development in the helping profession. Most people need some form of help at different points in their lives, and yet, sharing personal problems with a professional therapist over the internet or phone is new. Are you one of those busy moms who has trouble […]

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