Recent Blog Articles

Harvard Health Blog

Trouble keeping information in mind? Could be sleep, mood — or age

GettyImages-985558470
June 21, 2019

Disclaimer:

As a service to our readers, Harvard Health Publishing provides access to our library of archived content. Please note the date of last review or update on all articles. No content on this site, regardless of date, should ever be used as a substitute for direct medical advice from your doctor or other qualified clinician.

Comments

baliplay
July 10, 2019

thanks for sharring, very good information.

azure
June 23, 2019

“Regardless of its cause, depression can be treated by medications or talk therapy. Studies show that combining these approaches provides the greatest benefit.”

How many can afford it? There’s no “mental health parity” in US health insurance, and many public mental health services are grossly underfunded. There’s also “treatment resistant depression” anti-depressants don’t have a high rate of success, fairly often the difference between a placebo & the antidepressant in drug trials are fairly small. In addition, I believe the Star*D study found fairly high rates of remission after a few months & longer on the most commonly prescribed antidepressants at the time of the study.
Hard to find a therapist who’s not only skilled/qualified but whose therapeutic style or approach works for the patient. In the county I live in, there is no longer a psychologist, psychiatrist, MSW or LCSWs working with adult mentally ill people. At best, they have a PC degree (which I believe stands for professional counselor). People wait months to be evaluated/start treatment.

Commenting has been closed for this post.

Free Healthbeat Signup

Get the latest in health news delivered to your inbox!

Harvard Health Publishing Logo

Thanks for visiting. Don't miss your FREE gift.

The Best Diets for Cognitive Fitness, is yours absolutely FREE when you sign up to receive Health Alerts from Harvard Medical School

Sign up to get tips for living a healthy lifestyle, with ways to fight inflammation and improve cognitive health, plus the latest advances in preventative medicine, diet and exercise, pain relief, blood pressure and cholesterol management, and more.

Harvard Health Publishing Logo

Health Alerts from Harvard Medical School

Get helpful tips and guidance for everything from fighting inflammation to finding the best diets for weight loss...from exercises to build a stronger core to advice on treating cataracts. PLUS, the latest news on medical advances and breakthroughs from Harvard Medical School experts.

BONUS! Sign up now and
get a FREE copy of the
Best Diets for Cognitive Fitness

Harvard Health Publishing Logo

Stay on top of latest health news from Harvard Medical School.

Plus, get a FREE copy of the Best Diets for Cognitive Fitness.