Talk therapy for depression

A few years ago Consumer Reports reported on more than 3000 readers who rated their care for depression.

“A combination of talk therapy and drugs often worked best. But ‘mostly talk’ therapy was almost as effective if it lasted for 13 or more visits.”

It turns out there’s more to talk therapy than the obvious “talking” part.

In fact, there are 3 types of talk therapy. Each is designed to help change harmful ways of thinking.

Cognitive therapy

  • For those who view the glass as half empty
  • It teaches how to view the world more clearly

Behavioral therapy

  • Helps you to face your fears

Interpersonal therapy

  • Helps you to relate better with others
  • Focuses on developing better “people skills.”

There’s more here.

12/17/06 11:43 JR

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John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.