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How to Dehumanize Depression

Given more information about the biology of a mental disorder, doctors and therapists react with less empathy for the patient, a new study finds. The study found that in hypothetical situations, conventional mental health professionals expressed less empathy for patients with conditions explained via biological mechanisms rather than psychological ones. The findings challenge the notion

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Antidepressants: Sometimes it’s like having a hammer and no nails

The dominance of pharmaceutical approaches to depression treatment continues virtually unchecked, although a recent reduction in the use of antidepressants among children and teens has followed black box label warnings.  Antidepressants are now the 3rd most widely prescribed drug class in the U.S. Etiologic and therapeutic debates NOW focus on issues such as improving response

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