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Today’s Solutions: July 18, 2024

Talking therapy better than dr

Talking therapy better than drugs for social anxiety

Social anxiety disorder affects about 15 million adults in the US, and it’s typically treated with a range of psychiatric medications. But a new analysis has found that cognitive behavioral therapy is notably better than drugs for managing this condition, in addition to being much safer. Read More...

High-touch help

High-touch help

Simple human contact can help reduce physical pain and emotional anxiety. David Servan-Schreiber | July/August 2010 issue   Carla has fallen off her bike and has a bad cut above her eye. She’s bleeding; she’s shaking; her head hurts. Her husband Jack has called an ambulance, but Read More...

“Cultural activities improve

“Cultural activities improve mental health”

Sweden has recently launched a pilot project to help patients suffering from chronic depression; stress; anxiety; or back, shoulder and neck pain by prescribing cultural activities. Karin Berg, project manager at Capio clinic in Helsingborg, which hosts the trials, explains. Marco Visscher | Read More...

A kinder, gentler way to deal

A kinder, gentler way to deal with depression

By concentrating on asking the question "how", not "why", we become less judgmental on ourselves. David Servan-Schreiber | June/July 2009 issue Gail is no stranger to depression, so she finds the psychiatrist’s advice puzzling. He suggests that instead of wondering why she feels powerless and Read More...