Your doctor or therapist has confirmed it: you have depression. Now what?

To Treat Depression : Drugs or Therapy?

Your doctor or therapist has confirmed it: you have depression. Now what?

…” Until recently, many experts thought that your clinician could literally pick any antidepressant or type of psychotherapy at random because, with a few clinical exceptions, there was little evidence to favor one treatment over another for a given patient.

In fact, I used to delight in tormenting the drug company representatives when they asked me how I picked an antidepressant. I would take a quarter out of my pocket, flip the coin and say I’d let chance decide because their drug was no better or worse than their competitors’. “…

  • continue reading To Treat Depression, Drugs or Therapy? nytimes, JANUARY 8, 2015.
  • more info via Toward a Neuroimaging Treatment Selection Biomarker for Major Depressive Disorder, JAMA Psychiatry, August 2013.

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