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Adding therapy to meds may speed depression recovery for some


Researchers believe that therapy should be included when helping those with the disease. - Filepic

Researchers believe that therapy should be included when helping those with the disease. - Filepic

For about a third of people with depression, adding cognitive therapy to treatment with antidepressant medication helps them reach remission and recovery quicker, according to a new study.

“We know they both work so you assume when you put them together it’s going to work better,” says lead author Steven D. Hollon of the psychology department of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.

   

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