Must-Read: Stop Being Depressed
We spend a lot of time around here working on how to become a better person. What foods to eat, what workouts to undergo in order to leave your body in tip-top shape, and what kinds of ways to treat a lady. But one of the things that we tend to neglect, for no real good reason, is how to become a better person from the inside-out. By which we mean, how to deal with feelings of dread or being down. Depression, in other words.
Depression is a real condition that we’ve all been through at some point in our lives. While there are plenty of different levels of depression, all of which should be dealt with in different ways, one of the most popular and effective ways is by going to see a therapist on a regular schedule. But what we’ve always thought was that therapy is you sitting in a couch across from a bespectacled person with a notebook in their lap. Not so anymore!
According to Men’s Health, getting therapy through an online medium may be as effective as actual in-person therapy sessions with an actual therapist:
People suffering from mild to severe depression received either 8 weeks of face-to-face or online therapy. Researchers assessed the patients using a questionnaire before, during, and 3 months after treatment and found no significant difference in improvement between the two groups, regardless of depression severity.
The key ingredient to effective therapy is the relationship between client and counselor, says psychotherapist DeeAnna Nagel, cofounder of the Online Therapy Institute.
So head on over to the link to read more about this intriguing new bit of information, and then start working on yourself so that you’ll feel like a better person.
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About Rick Mosely Rick is the editor for TSB magazine.