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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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Medicating Depression – A Tricky Business at Best

I sat next to a neurologist at dinner this past week. He does research at UCLA. We discussed a lot of things but our interests intersected the most when we talked about antidepressants. He said that the placebo effect explained most of the effects of psychoactive drugs.

Last week, at a meeting of mental health professionals, the speaker, a M.D. who is an expert on stress and anxiety said in part that prescriptions for mood disorders were done on the basis of an "educated guess".   Read More »
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