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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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Causes of Depression

It was surprising to see how people responded to our question about the biggest cause of their depression. In my experience it seems popular for individuals to say that their depression is caused by a "chemical imbalance" in their brains. The largest number of our respondents in our poll said that trauma, death of a loved one or stress brought it on.

Trauma is indeed a cause of depression. The most severe version of can be Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Stress or anxiety can lead to depression because of the dysfunctional or distorted thinking that often accompanies both.   Read More »
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Last Week's Poll Results

Which of the following do you believe has been the biggest cause of your depression?

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