Advantage of Talk Therapy For Depression
For those suffering through depression, antidepressant medication isn’t always effective. Researchers have found that by adding talk therapy with the prescribed medication can have incredible results.
Rachel Rettner reports for Yahoo that further research must be done since long-term effects of the treatment combination are unknown and many depression patients will experience a relapse. Also, the addition of talk therapy doesn’t necessarily work more effectively than antidepressants alone, just faster. At the six-month mark of treatment, the combination treatment saw nearly half of its patients make drastic improvement, but by the 12-month mark, both treatments were about equal.