The treatment of mental illness is really a collection of different methods that are applied to specific mental disorders based on the presentation of symptoms in the individual: Medications are essential for the treatment of certain kinds of mental disorders, but a second or last-resort option for other disorders. They may be irrelevant in other […]

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Whether it’s a first depressive episode, a recent tragedy that has triggered a relapse, or a more persistent depression, many individuals are interested in learning more about the various types of depression therapy and which ones are the best fit for them. We can’t recommend a therapy for individuals. That’s what doctors and mental health […]

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The placebo effect seems to use the mind’s own anticipatory response to create a physiological change, but its use in research as a control treatment for major depression is not simply “magic.” Nor is it entirely inexplicable on a physiological level. A 2002 study used quantitative electroencephalography to show that some patients showed increased activity […]

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