Combined drugs and therapy most effective for severe nonchronic depression

August 21, 2014 9:09 PM

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Combined drugs and therapy most effective for severe nonchronic depression

The odds that a person who suffers from severe, nonchronic depression will recover are improved by as much as 30 percent if they are treated with a combination of cognitive therapy and antidepressant medicine rather than by antidepressants alone. However, a person with chronic or less severe depression does not receive the same addtional benefit from combining the two.

In North America, about one in five women and one in 10 men suffer from major depression in her or his lifetime.

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