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Distress Tolerance

The inevitability of pain
At different points in our lives, we all have to cope with distress and pain. This pain can be physical, like a bee sting or a broken bone. Or it can be emotional, like sadness or anxiety.
Minimizing suffering
While pain can’t always be avoided, suffering can be minimized. One way to minimize […]

Managing risks associated with antidepressant medications

Starting medications
Unlike many other types of medications, antidepressants often take several weeks to reach peak effectiveness. This means that psychiatric symptoms are unlikely to remit immediately. Therefore, parental vigilance and regular psychotherapy should not be decreased until substantial improvement and prolonged stability of the adolescent’s condition has been achieved.

Furthermore, research has shown that antidepressant […]

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