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Depression and couple therapy

 Blue Monday: Relate Taunton and West Somerset says people living with depression may benefit from couple therapy Relate Taunton and West Somerset, along with Relate in Devon, is using this Blue Monday (Monday 18th January), commonly known as the most depressing day of the year, to highlight the potential benefit of Couple Therapy for Depression for those living with depression. This comes as new Government statistics show that Couple Therapy for Depression, which focuses on couple relationships to help treat depression, has significantly higher recovery rates (52 per cent) than the most common talking therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) (44.8 per cent). Relate says that people living with depression and in Taunton should have more choice around the kind of talking therapy they are offered by their GP. The relationships charity is the biggest provider of Couple Therapy for Depression within the UK. Peter Saddington said, “There’s clear evidence for the link between relationships and mental health with people in troubled relationships three times as likely to experience depression as those who aren’t. Couple Therapy for Depression aims to help couples understand how difficulties in their relationship can contribute to depression. “It’s great that this service is making such…

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