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Is Mood Science a New Way to Treat Depression In Therapy?

What Low Mood Can Teach Us About Treating Depression

Jonathan Rottenberg • 2/17/2016

Depression has been a tough nut to crack, but we haven’t focused much on what’s at the center of that nut: mood. Understanding the forces that are seeding low mood in the depression epidemic can help us better understand how to achieve better therapeutic outcomes.

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Can Mood Science Save Us from the Depression Epidemic?

Psychotherapy Tackles Depression as a Low Mood Problem

Jonathan Rottenberg • 11/21/2014

How can it be that—despite all the efforts aimed at understanding, treating, and educating the public about depression—the number of people suffering from depression continues to rise? Why have our treatments plateaued in their effectiveness, and why does the stigma associated with this condition remain very much with us? Depression has clearly been a tough nut to crack, but we haven’t focused much on what’s at the center of that nut: mood.

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The Depression Epidemic

Can Mood Science Save Us?

Jonathan Rottenberg • 11/12/2014

It’s time to get beyond simplistic notions about “chemical imbalances” and finally reckon with how deeply rooted depression is in the uncertainties and false values of our 21st-century consumer culture.

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Is Mood Science a New Way to Treat Depression In Therapy?

What Low Mood Can Teach Us About Treating Depression

Jonathan Rottenberg • 2/17/2016

Depression has been a tough nut to crack, but we haven’t focused much on what’s at the center of that nut: mood. Understanding the forces that are seeding low mood in the depression epidemic can help us better understand how to achieve better therapeutic outcomes.

Daily Blog

Can Mood Science Save Us from the Depression Epidemic?

Psychotherapy Tackles Depression as a Low Mood Problem

Jonathan Rottenberg • 11/21/2014

How can it be that—despite all the efforts aimed at understanding, treating, and educating the public about depression—the number of people suffering from depression continues to rise? Why have our treatments plateaued in their effectiveness, and why does the stigma associated with this condition remain very much with us? Depression has clearly been a tough nut to crack, but we haven’t focused much on what’s at the center of that nut: mood.

Daily Blog
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The Depression Epidemic

Can Mood Science Save Us?

Jonathan Rottenberg • 11/12/2014

It’s time to get beyond simplistic notions about “chemical imbalances” and finally reckon with how deeply rooted depression is in the uncertainties and false values of our 21st-century consumer culture.

Magazine Article
Page 1 of 1
Jonathan Rottenberg, Ph.D., is an associate professor of psychology at the University of South Florida, where he's director of the Mood and Emotion Laboratory. He's the author of The Depths: The Evolutionary Origins of the Depression Epidemic. In 2013, he started the Come Out of the Dark campaign.