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Does talking cure fight depression?

Tom Wells-Quinn

Psychotherapies are an important but underutilised part of depression treatment

Take Home Messages: Psychotherapy is a valid treatment for depression. Using either psychotherapy or antidepressant therapy is recommended for mild depression. For more severe episodes combined therapy is recommended. Psychotherapy has fewer side effects but typically takes longer to cause an effect than antidepressant medication. Psychotherapy will typically cause changes in mood before affecting physical symptoms of depression. Psychotherapy...

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