Alternative Treatments for Depression


Alternative Treatments for Depression – In this video, Kenneth Robbins, MD, clinical associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, explains that St. John’s Wort, for example, increases serotonin, just as SSRIs like Prozac do.


Canadian researchers study treatment to replace shock therapy

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Developed in the 1930s, electroconvulsive therapy is still used today a means to treat severe depression in patients that have not responded to other treatment, such as counselling or medication. The therapy involves electric currents being passed …
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Borderline Personality Disorder May Delay Depression Remission

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Depression can be challenging to treat. Whether it is approached with interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based therapy, medication, or a combination of treatments, some individuals with depression endure …
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NIH hosts Twitter chat on using complementary medicine to treat depression

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On Friday, the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) at the National Institutes of Health will host a Twitter chat to discuss the safety and effectiveness of these and other complementary health treatments for depression.
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