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Psychotherapy is “talk” therapy. It involves talking with a mental health professional to treat a mental illness. Psychotherapy can occur one-on-one or in a group. Research shows that support from family and friends can be an important part of therapy.
MRI brain scans may help clinicians decide between CBT and drug treatment for depression

MRI brain scans may help clinicians decide between CBT and drug treatment for depression

Deep brain stimulation could be effective treatment option for patients with severe depressions

Deep brain stimulation could be effective treatment option for patients with severe depressions

Chronic exposure to childhood bullying may have lifelong health effects

Chronic exposure to childhood bullying may have lifelong health effects

Scientists find evidence for gene that may be linked to social phobia

Scientists find evidence for gene that may be linked to social phobia

Asking three questions could help identify most appropriate treatment for depression, study suggests

Asking three questions could help identify most appropriate treatment for depression, study suggests

Experts outline new methodologies that may lead to individualized patient care

Experts outline new methodologies that may lead to individualized patient care

Researchers provide new data and prospects for links between gut microbiota and depression

Researchers provide new data and prospects for links between gut microbiota and depression

Study finds sharp rise in number of older Americans taking multiple brain-affecting drugs

Study finds sharp rise in number of older Americans taking multiple brain-affecting drugs

New research focuses on side effects of internet-based therapy

New research focuses on side effects of internet-based therapy

Psychotherapy normalizes brain changes linked to social anxiety disorder

Psychotherapy normalizes brain changes linked to social anxiety disorder

Psychosomatic research findings may provide insights into unexplained and difficult to treat disorders

Psychosomatic research findings may provide insights into unexplained and difficult to treat disorders

Interventions that change the brain may promote resilience and improved mental health

Interventions that change the brain may promote resilience and improved mental health

LSD influences perception by stimulating serotonin receptors in the brain

LSD influences perception by stimulating serotonin receptors in the brain

Functional MRI brain scan may help predict patient’s response to antidepressant therapy

Functional MRI brain scan may help predict patient’s response to antidepressant therapy

Alcohol strengthens emotional memories linked to fearful experiences, study shows

Alcohol strengthens emotional memories linked to fearful experiences, study shows

Study finds high mental health impact after Great East Japan Earthquake

Study finds high mental health impact after Great East Japan Earthquake

New interactive apps decrease severity of depressive and anxiety symptoms, study reports

New interactive apps decrease severity of depressive and anxiety symptoms, study reports

Depressive patients with co-occurring panic disorder report more antidepressant side effects

Depressive patients with co-occurring panic disorder report more antidepressant side effects

Researchers find effective cure for social anxiety disorders

Researchers find effective cure for social anxiety disorders

New article highlights conflict between psychoanalysis and sexology

New article highlights conflict between psychoanalysis and sexology