When are Psychotherapy and Pharmacotherapy Combinations the Treatment of Choice for Major Depressive Disorder?

@article{Thase2004WhenAP,
  title={When are Psychotherapy and Pharmacotherapy Combinations the Treatment of Choice for Major Depressive Disorder?},
  author={M. Thase},
  journal={Psychiatric Quarterly},
  year={2004},
  volume={70},
  pages={333-346}
}
  • M. Thase
  • Published 2004
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychiatric Quarterly
  • Treating major depressive disorder with the combination of psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy is highly valued by both psychiatrists and their patients. However, results of most systematic research studies suggest that this approach may be overvalued: evidence of additive benefits (in relation to the respective component therapies, alone) is meager. In this paper it is argued that the advantage of combined treatment may be limited to treatment of patients with more complex depressive disorders… CONTINUE READING
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