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QMy son wants to start therapy but insists that he wants to see a well-trained professional who has undergone his/her own therapy. Aren’t all therapists required to do this? ANo, most therapists are not required to undergo their own therapy. Only a few clinical programs have this requirement. Personal therapy is also required for those
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QI read about a new treatment for depression that involves magnets. Can you explain? AYou’re most likely referring to transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). This procedure involves placing electromagnetic coils on the scalp of a person suffering from depression to deliver targeted pulses that stimulate the part of the brain responsible for mood. Earplugs are worn
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QIn the past year, I have had a lot of trouble focusing and concentrating on projects both at home and at work. What could be going on? AThere could be many reasons why you’re finding it hard to focus, but stress is a big one. Stress hormones reduce our perceptual and intellectual abilities, making it