Tackling depression: Talk therapy or Antidepressants? Perhaps a brain scan will tell

Rapid developments in neuroscience are increasing knowledge of how the brain responds to different mental health interventions.

The below article explains recent research using a functional MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) brain scan to explore how some clients may respond better to talk therapy and others to medication when tacking depression.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170324083023.htm

Mental Health support for those in third level education

Students are proven to be a particularly vulnerable population in relation to mental health concerns.  The below articles stresses the limitations Irish third levels institutions have in relation to supporting students in distress with counselling.

http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/health-family/third-level-in-distress-how-colleges-are-coping-with-mental-health-1.2828416

Please make contact here if the above issues affect you, talktherapy.ie provides affordable & accessible counselling options without waiting list limitations.

Talking Therapies or Medication – Which is easier to access?

An article from the Irish Independent a few years ago highlighting the bias toward medication when tackling mental health concerns.

Unfortunately, it also points out that while talk therapy can be a potent alternative, accessibility and long waiting lists provide an obstacle for clients.

Please contact us here if access to psychotherapy services is proving difficult.

http://www.independent.ie/lifestyle/health/talk-therapy-options-replace-medication-26735346.html