Combination Treatment May Help Severely Depressed Patients Recover.

TIME (8/21, Sifferlin) reports that according to results of a 452-patient study published online Aug. 20 in JAMA Psychiatry, “a combination of antidepressants and therapy work to help severely depressed patients recover.”

Medscape (8/21, Cassels) reports that the study revealed that “patients with severe, nonchronic depression had better rates of recovery if they were treated with cognitive therapy (CT) combined with” antidepressants, compared with patients who received antidepressant medications alone. The investigators found, however, that “this treatment strategy had little, if any, benefit for patients with less severe or chronic major depression.”

Related Links:

— “Therapy and Antidepressants Work Better Together Than Just Pills Alone,” Alexandra Sifferlin, Time, August 20, 2014.

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