Bland P. Combination treatment only of benefit in severe depression. Practitioner 2014; 258 (1774):8-9

Combination treatment only of benefit in severe depression

23 Sep 2014Registered users

The addition of cognitive therapy to antidepressant treatment increases the likelihood of recovery from major depression, but only in those with severe non-chronic depression, an American secondary care study has found. A total of 452 patients with either chronic (duration ≥ 2 years) or recurrent DSM-IV major depression were recruited from outpatient clinics. Of these 225 were randomised to receive antidepressant treatment alone and 227 to combination therapy.

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