April 22nd, 2011

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Pupils that dilate with emotion suggest responsiveness to CBT

Depressed people's eyes dilate more when emotional topics introduced. (old study)
People whose eyes dilate most have best response to cognitive behavior therapy. (new study)

Taken together these two suggest to me that people who are depressed but still emotionally alive are more likely to respond to CBT. What about those who are disconnected from their emotions? What helps them?
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