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CBT, DBT, ACT—What Do They Mean?

Psychotherapy is a crucial component of mental health treatment. As the field continues to grow, different modalities of therapy have emerged. These specific types of therapy are often referred to by acronyms, which can lead to some confusion. Three of the most common approaches are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance … Continue reading

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Genetics and Depression

Major depressive disorder (MDD) affects approximately seven percent of U.S. adults. The cause of this disorder is multi-factorial and the treatments are diverse. With the emergence of newer technology to investigate the human genome, genetics now plays a role in depression. Various genes have been identified which may predispose an individual to a depressive episode. … Continue reading

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SAD: Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a disturbance in mood associated with the time of year. Most commonly, SAD occurs during the Fall and Winter months, with symptoms remitting during the sunnier seasons of Spring and Summer. Up to 5 percent of the U.S. population experiences SAD in a given year. Symptoms include feeling depressed, loss … Continue reading

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