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how effective is guided imagery in conjunction with depression counseling?

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Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 32 years experience
Helpful: Guided imagery/ visualization exercises can be helpful to envision new and perhaps more positive way to respond to triggering situations.
Dr. Richard Levenson
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Guided Imagery: Guided imagery can be extremely effective as a psychotherapeutic technique for depression, but i would not assume it works for everyone.

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Is it harmful to refuse to take medication for ADHD and depression?

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