Evaluation of the biological drug treatment of unipolar depression

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  • Kuyken et al 2008 found Prozac was better than CBT at preventing relapse, offered a more effective change in quality if life, and was more cost-effective.


  • Antidepressants can be perscribed to boost mood so that other therapies like CBT can be used. Although it takes a few weeks for antidepressants to work, this may be necesary where mood is too depressed for an individual to focus no making a change in their thinking.
  • Researchers continue to seek more effective antidepressants with fewer side-effects…


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