In a newly released study*, peer support for depression was found to be more effective than traditional forms of treatment and as effective as cognitive behavioral therapy. Peer support helps with isolation issues, promotes self-help education and provides encouraging role models. The psychiatrist author of this study noted that peer support should be used more often to help treat depression given that up to a third of individuals aren’t helped by antidepressants and 50% relapse within a year of remission. We hope you will get some high quality peer support here.
Better Sleep, Less Depression
It was no surprise to see the results of this popular Quick Boost poll. Only about 16% of our respondents reported that they sleep well for seven to nine hours a night. Poor sleep is both a cause of depression and a result.
Seventy-two percent of our poll respondents said that they had trouble falling asleep, that they woke up during the night and couldn't get back to sleep or had a combination of the two. These are very common problems as our poll results show.
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* 2011 University of Michigan Peer Support
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