Depression: Group Therapy Effective as Drugs, Study Finds
Researchers studied what’s known as mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, a combination of group counseling sessions and meditation exercises.
For people with a history of severe depression, researchers found that replacing drugs with this type of therapy might work as well as continued treatment with medication.
These findings add to a growing body of evidence that suggests group therapy can successfully keep depression symptoms in check, said Dr. William Marchand, a psychiatrist at the University of Utah. Full Story.
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