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Depression

07 December 2010

Antidepressant Use Rising as Psychotherapy Rates Fall

Study author says using both often the best treatment for depression, many not getting optimal care

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"While progress is being made in increasing the availability of depression care, a mismatch is opening up between clinical evidence and practice," Olfson cautioned. "For many depressed adults and youth, a combination of psychotherapy and antidepressants is the most effective approach. Yet, only about one-third of treated patients receive both treatments, and the proportion receiving both treatments is declining over time. Efforts should be made to increase the availability of psychotherapy for depression."

 

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