Does anyone know of any cutting edge theapies for depression, anxiety, etc?
University of Washington School of Public Health research reviewed seven studies adults with major depressive disorder who had not been helped by medication. Patients were provided talk therapy instead of antidepressant medications, or talk therapy was added to medication.
Studies indicated patients improved more with talk therapy and medication than with only medication; or indicated that adding or switching to talk therapy was beneficial.
Talk Therapy May Improve Long-Term Depression
Friday, January 14, 2011 7:56 AM
Depression self-help for teens:
WebMD depression health check:
Self-pity is easily the most destructive of the nonpharmaceutical narcotics; it is addictive, gives momentary pleasure and separates the victim from reality.
John W. Gardner
A man is but the product of his thoughts, what he thinks, he becomes.
Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)
The mind is its own place, and in itself
Can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven.
John Milton, Paradise Lost, Chapter 1 (1667)
If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire - then you got a problem. Everything else is inconvenience.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain or bitter,
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. …
You are a child of the universe
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here. …
With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.
Max Ehrmann (1872-1945), Desiderata (c. 1920s)