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No Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Commercials

I believe each person needs to choose the depression treatment options that work best for them. Unfortunately we mainly hear about antidepressants. There are antidepressant commercials on tv and glossy print ads in magazines, but there are no commercials for cognitive behavioral therapy or other effective treatment options. It's important to learn about CBT and other techniques, which can be as or more effective than meds. I want to encourage you today to learn all you can about your treatment options–don't over-rely on ads.
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Helpful Therapy

In last week's Quick Boost poll we asked about what a therapist has done for you that you found most helpful. It was interesting to note that they results were about equally divided as you can see below. The one noteable exception was that no one chose "helped me make better key life decisions".
In my experience with therapists this result shouldn’t surprise us. Very few seem to specialize in a particular problem (like depression or bipolar disorder) or a specific approach. Just take a look at online listings for therapists - they almost all seem to cast a broad net.

So how do therapists approach helping us with depression issues? They are often very eclectic and psychodynamic. They use what seems appropriate in the moment and they have a strong tendency to want you to have insight about your issues. They also understand that for you to work with them on a sustained basis you need to feel supported by them.   Read More »
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Last Week's Poll Results

What has a therapist done with you that has helped you the most?

Polling Period: 7/27/14 - 8/2/14
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