Among the various psychotherapeutic "talk therapies," cognitive-behavioral therapy appears to be the most effective approach. If psychotherapy is used alone without medications, benefits should be evident within 8 weeks and symptoms should be fully resolved by 12 weeks. If these conditions are not met, then the patient should strongly consider antidepressant drugs.
For many patients, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) works as well as antidepressants in...Read more
I alluded in a previous blog to my feeling that my antidepressants weren't working as well as they had been in the past. I was not severely... Read more »
If you notice periods of depression that seem to accompany seasonal changes during the year, you may suffer from seasonal affective disorder (SAD).... Read more »