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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.
Program aimed at improving the quality of treatment for depression is effective at reducing depression

Program aimed at improving the quality of treatment for depression is effective at reducing depression

Doctors fail to recognise depressive symptoms in more than 40 per cent of older patients

Doctors fail to recognise depressive symptoms in more than 40 per cent of older patients

Alternative therapies and conventional medical therapies should be held to same standards

Alternative therapies and conventional medical therapies should be held to same standards

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation to treat major depression

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation to treat major depression

Low dietary intake of folate may be a risk factor for severe depression

Low dietary intake of folate may be a risk factor for severe depression

Are HIV infection and personality linked?

Are HIV infection and personality linked?

Postpartum depression: Beyond the 'Baby Blues'

Postpartum depression: Beyond the 'Baby Blues'

D-cycloserine (DCS), used in concert with psychotherapy, is an effective treatment for some anxiety-related disorders

D-cycloserine (DCS), used in concert with psychotherapy, is an effective treatment for some anxiety-related disorders

Emotion-focused therapy - pioneering new treatment for emotional trauma and depression

Emotion-focused therapy - pioneering new treatment for emotional trauma and depression

Adults who were abused or neglected as children tend to visit doctors more often

Adults who were abused or neglected as children tend to visit doctors more often

Awareness helps primary doctors prevent patients' suicide

Awareness helps primary doctors prevent patients' suicide

Researchers report the first physiologic evidence of the role of laughter during psychotherapy

Researchers report the first physiologic evidence of the role of laughter during psychotherapy

New warnings on antidepressants for children and adolescents highlight the need for appropriate treatments for depression

New warnings on antidepressants for children and adolescents highlight the need for appropriate treatments for depression

"Treatment for Adolescents with Depression Study" - a landmark study

"Treatment for Adolescents with Depression Study" - a landmark study

Treatment of child depression most successful with Prozac and cognitive-behavior therapy combination

Treatment of child depression most successful with Prozac and cognitive-behavior therapy combination

Steps families take to minimize asthma triggers in the home are either wrong or ignored

Steps families take to minimize asthma triggers in the home are either wrong or ignored

Psychotherapist offering equine-assisted psychotherapy

Psychotherapist offering equine-assisted psychotherapy

Exposure-based treatment offers the best form of therapy for dealing with trauma caused by a tragic death

Exposure-based treatment offers the best form of therapy for dealing with trauma caused by a tragic death

Antidepressants should not be avoided in treatment of pregnant women with severe depression

Antidepressants should not be avoided in treatment of pregnant women with severe depression

Physical activity cuts risk of depression in children

Physical activity cuts risk of depression in children