Combined Treatment for Patients with Double Depression

  title={Combined Treatment for Patients with Double Depression},
  author={Ivan W. Miller and William H. Norman and Gabor I. Keitner},
  journal={Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics},
  pages={180 - 185}
Background: Patients with double depression (major depression + dysthymia) have a particularly chronic course of illness, yet few studies have investigated treatments for these patients. Methods: 26 inpatients with double depression were assigned to two types of treatment: (1) pharmacotherapy and (2) combined treatment (pharmacotherapy + cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy). Treatment began while the patients were in the hospital and continued for 20 weeks after discharge. Comprehensive… 

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