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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.

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Lifestyle interventions can help pediatricians meet the growing need for youth depression management

Lifestyle interventions can help pediatricians meet the growing need for youth depression management

Vagus nerve stimulation can strengthen the communication between stomach and brain within minutes

Vagus nerve stimulation can strengthen the communication between stomach and brain within minutes

Study compares psychedelic experiences with near-death experiences

Study compares psychedelic experiences with near-death experiences

Functional architecture of the brain's reward system predicts appetite changes in depression

Functional architecture of the brain's reward system predicts appetite changes in depression

Timely mental health care is a key factor in strike by Kaiser Permanente workers

Timely mental health care is a key factor in strike by Kaiser Permanente workers

Direct acting antiviral medications for hepatitis C may improve PTSD symptoms

Direct acting antiviral medications for hepatitis C may improve PTSD symptoms

$50 million PCORI funding approved for studies focused on treating suicidal depression and bipolar depression

$50 million PCORI funding approved for studies focused on treating suicidal depression and bipolar depression

What is the role of psychedelic drugs in the treatment of psychiatric disorders?

What is the role of psychedelic drugs in the treatment of psychiatric disorders?

Review: No clear evidence that serotonin levels are responsible for depression

Review: No clear evidence that serotonin levels are responsible for depression

Integrating mental health support with routine care is essential for people with congenital heart defects

Integrating mental health support with routine care is essential for people with congenital heart defects

Virtual reality app trial offers new hope for people suffering from phobias

Virtual reality app trial offers new hope for people suffering from phobias

Digital mental health companies draw scrutiny and growing concerns

Digital mental health companies draw scrutiny and growing concerns

Innovative treatment reduces post-traumatic headache related disability, study finds

Innovative treatment reduces post-traumatic headache related disability, study finds

Evidence-based study shows how hypnotherapy provides positive outcomes for IBS patients

Evidence-based study shows how hypnotherapy provides positive outcomes for IBS patients

Combining psychotherapy with antidepressants does not improve outcomes in severely depressed patients

Combining psychotherapy with antidepressants does not improve outcomes in severely depressed patients

Black youth in racist communities less likely to benefit from psychotherapy

Black youth in racist communities less likely to benefit from psychotherapy

Neuroimaging advances show promise in helping transcranial electrical stimulation to effectively treat visual hallucinations

Neuroimaging advances show promise in helping transcranial electrical stimulation to effectively treat visual hallucinations

The effect of antidepressants on patient-reported health-related quality of life

The effect of antidepressants on patient-reported health-related quality of life

Study highlights the 'staggering' economic burden of PTSD

Study highlights the 'staggering' economic burden of PTSD

Study shows inequality in access to and quality of psychiatric care for children with migrant backgrounds

Study shows inequality in access to and quality of psychiatric care for children with migrant backgrounds