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Effectiveness of Peer Support for Depression

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.
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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

In our most recent Quick Boost poll we participants about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). We asked about it because there is a tremendous amount of research that shows that it is very effective for treating depression. It has been made popular by a number of helpful books, not the least of these is Feeling Good by Dr. David Burns an psychiatrist.

The biggest response to our poll was "I don’t know what CBT is". A third of our respondents choose this. This is very sad because this is such an important technique for therapy and for self-study. Countless hours of therapy and personal work might be wasted by depressed people because they don't know about CBT.   Read More »
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Last Week's Poll Results

Which of the following best describes your experience with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)?

36%
16%
5%
5%
25%
14%




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* 2011 University of Michigan Peer Support
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