Depression: Treatment and Therapy
Annotation:Mayo Clinic - Authoritative descriptions of antidepressant types, side effects, and precautions.
Annotation:Cleveland Clinic - Brief, comparative information on treatment options.
Annotation:American College of Physicians Consumer summary of the guidelines for medicines use in the treatment of depression, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. A PDF version is also available.
Annotation:Cleveland Clinic - Provides clear information on the different types of therapy, approaches, therapy tips, and how to get started.
Annotation:Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance - A guide to the benefits of psychotherapy. A link to a sample therapy worksheet is included.
Annotation:American Psychological Association - An introductory article about therapy.
Annotation:National Alliance on Mental Illness - This site provides a clear concise overview of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
Annotation:Mayo Clinic - Describes what CBT is, what to expect and how to get the most of this generally short-termed therapy.
Annotation:The American Psychological Association - An article that answers the questions of when to seek psychotherapy, its effectiveness, and how to use and evaluate therapy services. Also available en Español.
Annotation:FamilyDoctor.org, American Academy of Family Physicians - This site presents Q&A on how Electroconvulsive Therapy works and the side effects of this treatment. Also available
Annotation:Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and M. Eisenberg Center for Clinical Decisions and Communications Science - This Consumer Summary covers the main points from the report Nonpharmacological Interventions for Treatment-Resistant Depression. It includes Electroconvulsive Therapy, Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. Vagus Nerve Stimulation, and “Talk” Therapy and the evidence supporting their use in persons in which at least two antidepressants have failed to help.
Annotation:Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, National Mental Health Information Center Offers information about an array of evidence-based practices for treatment and services to improve outcomes for older adults with depression. The section of the kit of most interest to seniors with depression and their families are the Caregiver Guide and the Video.
Annotation:Mayo Clinic - A general discussion of the benefits and risks of alternative and complementary medicine.
Annotation:National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, National Institutes of Health - This is a good presentation of issues to consider when thinking about complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).
Annotation:National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, National Institutes of Health - A concise recent summaries of the effects of supplements and techniques that have been studied in the management of depression, including massage therapy and yoga.
Annotation:AARP - Provides information on herbs and supplements, exercise, and meditation.
Annotation:National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, National Institutes of Health - A description of the herb St. John's Wort, its positive and side effects, and its interactions with other medicines.
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