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Sidney J. Blatt Dies at 85; Developed "Double Helix" Theory of Depression
May 18, 2014 - May 19, 2014

Sidney J. Blatt, a psychologist whose theory about the origins of depression guided treatment decisions for a generation of psychotherapists and helped deepen scientists’ appreciation of the diverse nature of chronic distress, died on May 11 in Hamden, Conn. He was 85...

“That idea has spread so far and wide in the field that people sometimes forget where it came from,” said Dr. Andrew Gerber, a psychiatrist at Columbia University.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/19/us/sidney-j-blatt-dies-at-85-developed...

 

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