Tuesday, 3 April 2007

Depressed? Try CBT over drugs

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Have you been diagnosed as depressed recently or currently? Are you on prescription medications that calm anxiety, depression and irregular mood swings? There are those that believe the age of pharmaceutical drugs for depression and related mental disorders may be giving way to the psychiatrist's couch.

This article over at Forbes.com talks about the prevalence of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as a replacement for medications for those that are depressed. The list of clinics and professionals now using CBT to treat patients is very impressive indeed.

With some depression sufferers wanting alternatives to drugs with side effects, the exploration of CBT may make quite a bit of sense. If you're depressed and not much seems to be helping, investigating CBT in your area may be the best decision you ever made.

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