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Psychotherapy for depression is underused and meds are overused

April 21, 2015

By Allen Frances, MD

In response to The Guardian article, Mindfulness as effective as pills for treating recurrent depression-study

This recent study found that Mindfulness/CBT is as effective as antidepressant pills for treating patients with recurrent depression presenting to general practitioners. Especially striking was the fact that the psychotherapy was delivered in groups and thus was particularly cost-effective.

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