Depression :: Antidepressants effective against depression

Depression can strike at any age and treatment options can vary, but a new study suggests antidepressants remain one of the most effective ways to treat the illness.

The study looked at research from the past five years and found antidepressants, psychotherapy, and in some cases, even shock therapy are still the best ways to treat depression – despite recent safety concerns.

Depression affects one in every six Americans at some point in their lives.

Psychiatrist, Dr. Lawrence Hauser has seen patients for about 20 years. He says a big portion of them are considered clinically depressed.

“Depression is the second most common chronic medical disorder in the united states right now,” he said.

Dr. Hauser believes combining antidepressants with therapy is the best way to treat clinical depression.

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