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Here’s some good news when it comes to dealing with depression.  According to FOX News,

A heart-to-heart chat can be just what the doctor ordered. A new study published in the journal JAMA reveals a simple way to ease the symptoms of depression. The study took place in Zimbabwe, where trained lay medical workers known as “grandmothers” listened and offered support to low-income sufferers during weekly talks on the wooden benches that dot the grounds of clinics around Harare and other major cities. Researchers say participants showed significant improvement after six “problem-solving therapy” sessions. They were three times less likely to show depression symptoms, and four to five times less likely to experience anxiety and suicidal thoughts.

Sounds very helpful!

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