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Frustrated You Can't Find A Therapist? They're Frustrated, Too

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When mental health professionals don't take insurance, only the wealthy can afford their help. Joe Houghton/Getty Images hide caption

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How Therapy Became A Hobby Of The Wealthy, Out Of Reach For Those In Need

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Cassandra Steptoe (center) rehearses a performance with fellow actresses as part of The Medea Project, in San Francisco. Steptoe wrote and performs an autobiographical monologue in the production about being HIV-positive. Farida Jhabvala Romero/KQED hide caption

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Studies May Overstate The Benefits of Talk Therapy For Depression

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Long-Term Depression May Boost Stroke Risk Long After Mood Improves

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Online Psychotherapy Gains Fans And Raises Privacy Concerns

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A brain that can let other thoughts bubble up despite being in pain might help its owner benefit from meditation or other cognitive therapies. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Therapy Helps Troubled Teens Rethink Crime

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Talk therapy is best for some people; antidepressants are better for others. Scientists say PET scans might help figure out early on what treatment a person needs. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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