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“Talk Therapy Plus Meds May Be Best for Severe Depression”

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This August 21, 2014 Health Day article found on the Philly.com website talks about research showing for some types of depression, a combination of medication and talk therapy are showing to be the best practice, but it isn’t effective in all degrees of depression.  someone with chronic depression isn’t likely to benefit where someone with a non-chronic diagnosis might benefit.

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“The Computer Game That Helps Therapists Chat to Adolescents With Mental Health Problems”

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This August 6, 2013 article on the MIT Technology Review website talks about a game that helps bridge the gap between a therapist and an adolescent patient. The game is played by the teen, while the therapist sits next to the teen as more of a guide as the teen explores the game the therapist talks with the teen creating a bit of a bridge for the therapist to connect with the teen.

 

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