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My Final Post as a "Guest Expert": A Change of Min...
My month as a "Guest Expert" on the WebMD Depression Community site is now at...More
How Are You Sleeping?
Did you know that insomnia is the most common symptom related to depression?...More
The Value of Focusing: Hypnosis and Mindful Medit...
A pattern that can keep people depressed is called "rumination," which refers...More
Reply: Antidepressants Under Attack
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Do the new data emerging that show the antidepressants may not be as effective as people have been led to believe change your views about these drugs?
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  • Yes it does
  • No opinion
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Focusing on What's Right for a Change
Do you ever wonder what makes for healthy, strong, happy people? Or why some...More

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What one characteristic (of many, obviously) do you think of as being the most important one to have if one is to overcome adversity?
  • Good genes
  • A supportive family
  • Good problem solving skills
  • A "can do" attitude
  • A sense of purpose in life
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Reply: Antidepressants Under Attack
I appreciate each of you taking the time to reply to my post. It's true that...More

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Do the new data emerging that show the antidepressants may not be as effective as people have been led to believe change your views about these drugs?
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  • Yes it does
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Antidepressants Under Attack
Antidepressants are the most popularly prescribed class of drugs in the United...More

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Do the new data emerging that show the antidepressants may not be as effective as people have been led to believe change your views about these drugs?
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Not All Factors Giving Rise to Depression Are Equ...
Depression is a multi-dimensional disorder. It has biological components...More

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For you as an individual, has life gotten tougher, easier or pretty much stayed the same over time?
  • Much easier
  • Slightly easier
  • Stayed pretty much the same
  • Slightly harder
  • Much harder
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You’re Much, Much More Than Your Biochemistry - A ...
Hi and welcome! I'm Dr. Michael Yapko. I'm so pleased to be serving for this...More

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Which of the five factors below do you think most contributes to the onset of depression?
  • Higher divorce rates and the breakdown of the family
  • Poor diet and a lack of exercise
  • Genetic and/or biochemical anomalies
  • Higher levels of loneliness and social isolation
  • Patterns of distorted thinking
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