Studies: CBT May Help Fight, Prevent Depression.

HealthDay (9/6, Thompson) reports that two studies published in JAMA Psychiatry suggest that “cognitive behavioral therapy can be a powerful tool for preventing depression, equaling or exceeding the effectiveness of antidepressants and other types of care.” In the first study, which involved 241 adults, researchers found that “follow-up cognitive therapy can be as effective as antidepressant medications in preventing a relapse for patients at high risk for another bout of depression.” In the other study, which involved 316 teenagers, investigators “found that cognitive behavioral therapy did better than usual forms of care in preventing depression in at-risk teens.”

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— “Psychotherapy a Powerful Tool to Fight Depression, Studies Show, “Dennis Thompson, HealthDay, September 5, 2013.

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