How to Identify and Treat Depression


How to Identify and Treat Depression – What is depression? What are its symptoms? What is the biology behind it? How can it be treated – medicinally or by a cognitive behavioral therapy? What lays in the future of depression? A 10 minute film, interviewing three of Israel’s best known researches in the field elaborate about the disease, with the use of easily understood graphics and animations. This film was produced by the Chief Scientist Office of the Israeli Ministry of Health in the framework of ERA-Net NEURON, a pan-European organisation which receives funding under the Sixth Research Framework Programme (FP6) of the European Union. It is provided as a service to the public. Find out more at:


How useful are self-help books for treating depression?

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One in five of us will get depressed at some point in our lives, says the Royal College of Psychiatrists. But in a column in the BMJ this week, Des Spence, a GP from Glasgow, argues that antidepressants are prescribed too readily, for too long, and are …
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Frisco clinic among those using magnet therapy to treat depression

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"It's an FDA-approved treatment for treating patients with depression who have failed at least one or more anti-depressants," said Dr. Dhiren Patel, a psychiatrist at Solace Counseling in Frisco. Patel said TMS represents a shift away from medications …
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The FDA just Approved a Magnetic Hat to Treat Depression

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Ominously-named Israeli tech company Brainsway has just gotten clearance from the FDA to sell its depression-treating helmet in the United States. Billed as an alternative to mood-altering pharmaceuticals, Brainsway's technology sends brief magnetic …
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