Various Forms Of Talk Therapy May Help People With Depression.

HealthDay (5/29, Norton) reports, “Various forms of ‘talk therapy’ can help people with depression, but no single type stands out as better than the rest, according to a new analysis” published online May 28 in PLoS Medicine. After analyzing “nearly 200 clinical trials testing seven different types of psychotherapy for major depression,” researchers found that “overall…all of the therapies were better than no treatment. The typical effect was ‘moderate to large,’ they say – which means that the average patient who received the therapy was doing better than half of the patients in the untreated, comparison group.”

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— “Talk Therapy Can Ease Depression, But No Single Type Deemed ‘Best’, “Amy Norton , HealthDay, May 28, 2013.

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