Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Depression can be beaten but it takes time - Yahoo! News

Depression can be beaten but it takes time - Yahoo! News:

"Depression can be beaten in more than two-thirds of patients, but it takes time and trying several combinations of treatments, U.S. researchers reported on Tuesday.
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The 'real-world' study of 3,671 patients with major depression showed that no one drug or class of drugs works any better, the researchers said. The right combination must be found for each individual patient.

'The good news is that two-thirds of people can be relieved of their depression if they can hang in there for up to four treatment steps. That's pretty significant for a tough illness,' said Dr. A. John Rush, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, who led the study."

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