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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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Study finds sharp increase in antidepressant dispensing among adolescents and young adults during COVID-19 pandemic

Study finds sharp increase in antidepressant dispensing among adolescents and young adults during COVID-19 pandemic

Maternal bereavement before or during pregnancy raises heart failure risk in offspring

Maternal bereavement before or during pregnancy raises heart failure risk in offspring

Exercise is an effective treatment for depression, with walking, jogging, yoga, and strength training more effective than other exercises

Exercise is an effective treatment for depression, with walking, jogging, yoga, and strength training more effective than other exercises

Study highlights exercise as a powerful tool to fight depression

Study highlights exercise as a powerful tool to fight depression

Study explores adverse effects associated with psychotherapy

Study explores adverse effects associated with psychotherapy

New link between stress, immune system, and depression discovered

New link between stress, immune system, and depression discovered

Virtual relaxation therapy reduces distress in end-of-life care

Virtual relaxation therapy reduces distress in end-of-life care

Pilot study demonstrates feasibility of multimodal group treatment for veterans with PTSD

Pilot study demonstrates feasibility of multimodal group treatment for veterans with PTSD

European consortium awarded €6.5M to study psychedelic-assisted therapy

European consortium awarded €6.5M to study psychedelic-assisted therapy

COMO study focuses on the physical and mental health of children and adolescents in Germany

COMO study focuses on the physical and mental health of children and adolescents in Germany

Behavioral activation vs antidepressants: Which wins for heart failure patients with depression?

Behavioral activation vs antidepressants: Which wins for heart failure patients with depression?

Study finds psychotherapy as effective treatment for PTSD patients after multiple traumatic events

Study finds psychotherapy as effective treatment for PTSD patients after multiple traumatic events

Stanford Medicine researchers demonstrate new way to temporarily heighten hypnotizablity

Stanford Medicine researchers demonstrate new way to temporarily heighten hypnotizablity

Study reveals high prevalence of chronic pain in TBI patients

Study reveals high prevalence of chronic pain in TBI patients

Mount Sinai study provides a mechanistic explanation for variations in individual responses to drugs

Mount Sinai study provides a mechanistic explanation for variations in individual responses to drugs

Researchers reveal a connection between cellular metabolism and depression, suicidal ideation

Researchers reveal a connection between cellular metabolism and depression, suicidal ideation

Orbitofrontal cortex holds clues for understanding and preventing depression

Orbitofrontal cortex holds clues for understanding and preventing depression

Novel TMS protocol shows promise for treating hard-to-treat depression

Novel TMS protocol shows promise for treating hard-to-treat depression

New prediction model estimates risk of opioid relapse early in treatment

New prediction model estimates risk of opioid relapse early in treatment

Machine learning sheds light on mental health challenges faced by HCWs during COVID-19 pandemic

Machine learning sheds light on mental health challenges faced by HCWs during COVID-19 pandemic