Medication or Psychotherapy for Depression?

Patient preferences can influence adherence, but outcomes did not vary significantly between medications or psychotherapy.

Current treatment guidelines for depression recommend treating patients initially with either antidepressant medications or psychotherapy, and that patient treatment preferences be taken into consideration when recommending specific treatment. There is a need, researchers say, to identify the best treatment for individual depressed patients in order to match that patient with the most beneficial treatment. This […]

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