Depression as a Chronic Condition
Evidence continues to accumulate that many people with depression suffer bouts of it all their lives, even after a good response to therapy. So what if we give up the idea of cure and opt for the idea of management?
What’s the Difference?
Some people can drink to excess for years without experiencing the negative consequences that can destroy their lives. So when does someone cross the tenuous line from habit into addiction? And what’s the difference between the two anyway?
A Therapeutic Road Map for Effective Treatment
Depression is an ill-defined diagnosis encompassing conditions with a variety of underlying causes. Recognizing different forms of depression is the key to initiating effective treatment.
There are Effective Alternatives to Medication
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When Work Become Your Second Home
Relentless stress in the high-tech workplace of the 21st century is taking an unprecedented toll on our emotional lives and our capacity to wind down at the end of the day. At the same time, too many therapists fail to address workplace issues in the consulting room.
Neurofeedback: A Breakthrough with Learning Disabilities?
Neurofeedback is one of a group of new technologies that promises not only to treat the symptoms of mood, attention, and learning disorders, but to address the brain-wave patterns that underlie them.
How to Motivate Depressed Clients
Getting a depressed client mobilized to take the initial steps toward change can be the key to treatment.
Guidelines for Using Drugs in Anxiety Treatments
How does a therapist decide whether to use therapy, medications, or a combination of both to treat anxiety? How can a clinician determine whether the long-term use of medications might actually prevent a client from learning to conquer anxiety? The answer lies in recognizing the distinctions between different forms of anxiety and carefully assessing the client's own history to determine what kind or combination of anxieties he or she experiences.
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