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Month: May 2008

Potter author, J. K. Rowling, helped by CBT

In a recent article in the Newark Star Ledger, J. K. Rowling, author of Harry Potter, discussed how cognitive behavioral therapy helped her to overcome a serious depression she experienced in her mid-twenties while she was a struggling writer and single mother.

Centers for Disease Control panel recommends CBT for Depression in older adults

A recent review in Preventing Chronic Disease reported that about 5% to 15% of community-dwelling older adults (60+ y.o.) suffer from depression, which results in functional impairment and is possibly associated with increased mortality rates through suicide and complications of cardiac disease. As such, it is increasingly recognized as a significant public health problem in that population. To address this problem, a panel was convened by the National Center for…