Tag Archives: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Anxiety as a Defense Against Depression: Part 7

This is the seventh post in this series. If you are just starting in this series, then it would help you to read at least the fifth post to get the background on today’s discussion. As a refresher, this is a “case study” of Robert. He is a single male in his early twenties. Robert […]

Anxiety as a Defense Against Depression: Part 6

If you are just picking up on this series, you might do well to start by reading at least the last post. Today’s post will refer extensively to the last one. To review where we are in this “case study,” Robert has come to my office about 36 hours after meeting a woman. He and […]

Depression Resources from NIMH

While I’m on the topic of depression, The National Institute of Mental Health has a number of valuable resources on depression and its treatment. The newest one, I believe, is a video. It is aimed at a general audience so that they can “learn about signs, symptoms and research on depression.” The video can be […]

Treatments for Adolescent Depression

A new study takes a look at the effectiveness of various treatments for teenage depression. Unfortunately, I cannot give you a link to the article as it is on a subscription service. But here’s the citation for the article: Treatment of adolescent depression: what we have come to know Benedetto Vitiello, M.D Depression and Anxiety […]

Recent Anxiety Research and News

Washington University’s newspaper reports on a study of social phobia among college students. One of its findings is that unstructured discussion of past upsetting events raises the distress level for some people. On the other hand, when the interview was structured, the “subjects’ moods did not worsen.” The NIH is promoting meditation, yoga, tai chi […]

Anxiety, Self-Esteem and Self-Soothing

If you have been following these posts, perhaps you will recall one entitled “The Experience of Anxiety and Panic.” In that essay, I briefly noted some of the thoughts people with anxiety disorders sometimes have about themselves. The self-attributions or labels that they attach to themselves relevant to today’s discussion include: •embarrassment •shame •guilt •a […]