The Knowledge Center

Our Knowledge Center Blog provides valuable insight into the world of psychiatry and psychology.

Adolescent Depression

Adolescence can be a challenging time for children (and their parents). Hormonal changes, physical development and increasingly complex peer relationships all contribute to psychological concerns and conflicts. Since adolescence is a time of shifting moods and changes in perceptions (‘you’re the worst parents…ever!”) it is sometimes difficult to understand which behaviors are “normal” and which behaviors represent the development of significant psychopathology.…

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The Most Powerful Treatment for Depression

The title of this 2008 study says it all: “Faster remission of chronic depression with combined psychotherapy and medication than with each therapy alone”. The study of over 650 patients with depression compared medication treatment alone to medication treatment plus psychotherapy. The results were clear: patients on medication and therapy recovered from chronic (meaning repeated episodes of) depression faster than patients on either treatment alone.…

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