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I Am a Greyhound

I am very fond of greyhounds. They are calm, smart, loving and very athletic. When I think of myself I imagine myself as a greyhound because they have traits that I admire and try to develop in myself. How do you picture yourself? Is there a creature or person you admire? Are there positive traits you want to develop in your life? Can you put together a positive self-image to focus on? Your sense of yourself can drive you forward and help you "be all you can be" or it can contribute to your spiraling down. I hope you can find a picture of yourself that you like and will inspire you.
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Treatment Options for Depression

It was interesting to see what our poll results were on this topic. We would expect that many would say seeing a therapist, working with a psychiatrist or both - and that was the case. What was surprising was that more than 20% felt that online forums and chat rooms were their best option. Perhaps this shouldn't have been a surprise since our audience was answering this poll online. A relatively small number of respondents said that participating in a support group was their best option.

It turns out that our preferences for depression treatment are not necessarily the most effective. For example there are over 200 different types of psychotherapy but only a few have been shown to reliably treat depression. There are also many different meds that can be prescribed but about a third of us don’t respond to meds. For the other two thirds it can take six to eight months to find the best prescription drug or drugs.   Read More »
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