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Phone Therapy More Popular Than Face-To-Face For Depression
2012-06-06 10:55:16

Patients suffering from depression are more likely to get therapy when it is offered over the phone, compared to traditional therapies, according to a new study from Northwestern University researchers. And while therapy by telephone may be more appealing to many depressed people, face-to-face therapy is seen as slightly more effective, according to the study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Yet, lead authors David C. Mohr, PhD and Joyce Ho, PhD believe...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'