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Month: May 2009

American Heart Association Advisory Regarding Depression, Coronary Heart Disease, and CBT

Circulation: The American Heart Association issued an advisory regarding the need for screening, referral, and treatment of depression in people with coronary heart disease (CHD). Depression is more prevalent in CHD patients and can contribute to a number of negative outcomes for the disease. Major depression that is comorbid with CHD is associated with more ambulatory and emergency care visits, days spent in bed because of illness, and functional disability;…
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Cognitive Therapy is Helping Veterans

Guest Blogger: John Milwee, Psy.D., Veterans Administration therapist and Beck Institute alumnus Veterans returning from the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq may face many challenges as they begin to reintegrate into their roles as parents, employees, friends, and neighbors. In recent months a great deal of media attention has been focused on those returning Veterans who suffer with symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) associated with their combat experience. Alarming…
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