Phone based psychotherapy helps depression

07 July 2012

A recent randomised control trial research has shown that phone based cognitive behavioural therapy can help people suffering from depression. Read more.

Telephone therapy helps depression

18 June 2012

Receiving therapy over the telephone is showing promise for people with depression, according to new research. Clients counseled over the phone were less likely to drop out of treatment compared to those who got face-to face counseling.  Researchers also found people who talked to their therapist on the telephone got better at the same rate as those who spent time with a counselor face to face. Read more here.

Children as young as five are being referred for treatment for depression and anxiety

03 June 2012

Recent Studies in the UK show that there is a sharp increase in children and adolescents referred to specialist services as they suffer from depression and anxiety. This seems to be linked with the impact of family life stressors such as financial difficulties, unemployment, etc. Read more on the BBC website.

Yoga can help relieve depressive symptoms

29 May 2012

A new study published in the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry shows that a yoga meditation program could reduce depression symptoms and boost mental health. The study also showed that the changes can also be seen at a cellular level. Read the full article here.

Depression, still a stigma

02 May 2012

The World Health Organization considers that 121 million people suffer from depression worldwide. However, a recent study by the University of California has shown that most people do not reveal their symptoms to their doctor as they are mainly afraid of the side effects of antidepressant medication.This has obviously many implications of public health. Click here to read to full article.

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