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Biomarker Brain Scans for Treatment Types

In a small study from Helen Mayberg and colleagues at Emory University, depressed participants were randomized to either a medication or CBT, and underwent PET scans before treatment.

Then the scans were analyzed to see if they were predictive of treatment response. The goal was to find a biomarker in order to determine in advance who will respond better to which type of treatment.

However, as The Neurocritic points out, often people respond to a combination of both psychotherapy...
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Healing PTSD with Pets for Vets

"Healing Power of Pets: Veteran with PTSD finds new life with dog" is a video profiling a United States Marine Corps veteran who served in the Iraq war and like many returning veterans, suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Blade, a brave, strong man, developed debilitating symptoms of PTSD including suicidal thoughts, and nearly ended his own life.

Fortunately, he connected with Pets for Vets instead. They're a 501(c) non-profit organization who rescue dogs from shelters, rehabilitate and...
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Recreation for Youth with Anxiety

"Pandemonium" is a video from Canadian Mental Health Association Vancouver-Burnaby about their recreation program of the same name for youth aged 13-17 who have anxiety.

Referred from Hamber House, an educational day treatment program for youth with severe mental health issues, participants in Pandemonium enjoy recreational activities like hiking and movies. By sharing in activities without pressure on individuals, participants learn to develop social skills and minimize social anxiety.

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