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Michael E. Thase, MD, professor of Psychiatry, commented to Reuters Health about a JAMA Psychiatry study which suggests that for about a third of people with depression, adding cognitive therapy to treatment with antidepressant medication helps them reach remission and recovery quicker.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reports on recent research, led by Daniel Weintraub, MD, associate professor of Psychiatry and Neurology, showing that Parkinson's patients were disproportionately likely to have depression, anxiety, and apathy when diagnosed and throughout the two-year period of the study.
Charles O’Brien, MD, PhD, addiction psychiatrist and founder of the Center for Studies of Addiction, talks about the importance of treating alcoholism and depression simultaneously in an article from the Huffington Post.