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When it comes to depression, is prevention more effective than medical cures?

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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Therapy: The only way I know of to "prevent" depression is a combination of medication and therapy. And even then, the word "prevent" is ill-used. The better term would be management of depression, as opposed to a cure.
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