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Dr. David Hellerstein's Latest Blog Post: Psychology Today

So, Does Exercise Treat Depression?
July 25, 2014 - July 28, 2014

During my residency days in the 1980s, every psychiatrist’s office came outfitted with two ashtrays, one for the patient and the other for the doctor, and therapy was often conducted in anicotine haze. Sometimes a cigar was just a cigar--though a pipe or cigarette would do just as well...

 Now, thirty years later, the ashtrays have disappeared. Therapists--even psychoanalysts--commonly teach their patients meditation techniques, and steer their patients toward exercise, yoga, and healthy food. Smoking in your therapist’s office? It’s almost unimaginable!

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