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When a depression drug fails, add talk therapy

April 01, 2013

When antidepressant drugs don't work at first, adding a form of counseling called cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can help, a study in The Lancet revealed.

British researchers studied a group of 469 people who had received a medication for depression, but did not gain relief within six weeks. Half were chosen at random to start CBT while continuing to take the antidepressant.

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