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Is depression in a teenager curable by medication alone?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Lisa Durette
Neurology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Not effectively
Both the tads and torida studies (depression treatment studies conducted by nimh) demonstrate maximum improvement in symptoms when medication is used in combination with cognitive behavioral therapy.

In brief: Not effectively
Both the tads and torida studies (depression treatment studies conducted by nimh) demonstrate maximum improvement in symptoms when medication is used in combination with cognitive behavioral therapy.
Dr. Lisa Durette
Dr. Lisa Durette
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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: It depends
Some teens respond quite well to medications; others do well with talk therapy.
Some need both, and even that may not be enough. An equally important question is what happens in the long term, and there the evidence is that addition of effective talk therapy can help prevent relapse and recurrences of depression.

In brief: It depends
Some teens respond quite well to medications; others do well with talk therapy.
Some need both, and even that may not be enough. An equally important question is what happens in the long term, and there the evidence is that addition of effective talk therapy can help prevent relapse and recurrences of depression.
Dr. Glen Elliott
Dr. Glen Elliott
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