Treating Depression

By Health Day

.. and they don't help?

Only a third of people with depression respond fully to medication (Study)...so British researchers wanted to put therapy to the test for those who need more.

They followed 4-hundred-69 adults who had not responded to at least six weeks of antidepressant drug treatment.

235 of the participants continued to take the medications alone, while the other half took the medicine and added cognitive behavioral therapy...a type of psychotherapy.

After 6 months, 46-percent of participants in the psychotherapy group improved...reporting a minimum of a 50-percent reduction in their depression.

Just 22-percent of the medication only group reported this level of improvement.

Those in the therapy group were also more likely to go into remission...and continue to report improvement at the 12-month mark.

An estimated 1 in 10 American adults has depression.

I'm Dr. Cindy Haines of HealthDay TV with the news that can help to keep you family healthy.

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