Focusing on getting quality sleep, specifically through cognitive behavioral therapy, is the talk of the moment in depression treatment.
"Psychiatrists have long thought that depression causes insomnia," wrote the New York Timeseditorial board this weekend, "but new research suggests that insomnia can actually precede and contribute to causing depression."
Small studies have shown that cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) can be of serious benefit to people with depression. "If the results [of this research] hold up in other studies already underway at major medical centers," they write, "this could be the most dramatic advance in treating depression in decades."
That really is a substantial assertion...
Read the full article at The Atlantic