The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog ran from 2006 to 2016 and was intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    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.

  • Common sense considerations

    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    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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