Treatment for Depression Understood

Treatment:

As far as the IB is concerned, there are 4 main types of treatment for disorders: Biomedical, Individual, Group & Eclectic.

By far, the most popular treatment practiced today is the Eclectic Approach to treatment which is a combination of 2 or more of the above.

However there is growing research supporting alternative treatment forms such as sleep therapy, acupuncture, yoga, and exercise.  These treatments are the focus of much recent research:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/19/health/treating-insomnia-to-heal-depression.html?_r=2&

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/26/for-veterans-a-surge-of-new-treatments-for-trauma/

You should be familiar with research supporting all the above approaches.  The learning activity below will aide you in this acquisition of knowledge:

Treatment Activity

Check out the AWESOME treatment project that 2 students did!

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