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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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Unique study of the use of deep brain stimulation

Unique study of the use of deep brain stimulation

Electrical deep brain stimulation can dramatically alleviate depression

Electrical deep brain stimulation can dramatically alleviate depression

Dramatic evidence of how psychiatric disorders are underdiagnosed in hospital emergency departments

Dramatic evidence of how psychiatric disorders are underdiagnosed in hospital emergency departments

$20 million advance in Canadian mental health research

$20 million advance in Canadian mental health research

Ways to make hypnosis a more effective therapeutic technique

Ways to make hypnosis a more effective therapeutic technique

Early diagnosis and treatment is important for children and adolescents with bipolar disorder

Early diagnosis and treatment is important for children and adolescents with bipolar disorder

Premenstrual exacerbation of depression common

Premenstrual exacerbation of depression common

Living in a disadvantaged neighborhood may increase HIV risk

Living in a disadvantaged neighborhood may increase HIV risk

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