Category Archives: Sharon’s Thoughts About Topics Related to Mental Illness

Psychotherapy for Depression

There are many different approaches to treat depression with psychotherapy. I, of course, have my own thoughts about what works best. But first I need to outline three of the most common psychotherapy approaches: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy – Focuses on identifying … Continue reading

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Effective Treatment for Depression – Is Medication Necessary?

As I said last month, research shows the best treatment for depression, in general, involves a combination of medication and psychotherapy. There are many therapy approaches, and I will address the most widely used ones in future posts. First though, … Continue reading

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Effective Treatment for Depression

Last month I discussed the symptoms of depression. So, what if you’ve accepted you may be “depressed” in the clinical sense, which means you need to pursue treatment for it? For most people, this is a scary step. When you … Continue reading

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You May Have Depression and Not Know It

For people who are unfamiliar with mental illness, the term “depression” usually applies to someone else. The stigma about mental illness causes people to be uncomfortable identifying with this concept. They may not even think about it, but amazingly, they … Continue reading

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