Study: For social anxiety disorder, talk therapy beats meds

Oct. 9, 2014—About 15 million Americans live with social anxiety disorder, a phobia characterized by avoidance of social situations. And though antidepressants are a common form of treatment, the results of a new study published in The Lancet Psychiatry suggest that cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) may be the better choice—especially in the long term. About the Read more about Study: For social anxiety disorder, talk therapy beats meds[…]

Feeling blue? Take action

Depression may be something you’re tempted to ignore or something you try to explain away. Lots of people do. In fact, experts estimate that fewer than half of all people who have depression actually seek treatment. There are many reasons why. Some think depression is just a personal weakness that affects other people. It’s not. Read more about Feeling blue? Take action[…]

Depression, cholesterol and HIV tests for kids

Updated guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommend for the first time that adolescents should be screened for depression and older teens should be tested for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Last revised in 2008, the Periodicity Schedule advises pediatricians on the various tests and screenings children should get at routine wellness checkups Read more about Depression, cholesterol and HIV tests for kids[…]