Depressed teens who take anti-depressants as they undergo "talk therapy" are more likely to recover than those who take drugs or therapy alone. Talk therapy also protects them from having suicidal thoughts.
- A federally funded study involved 327 teenagers over a six-month period who were divided into three groups.
- The first group took fluoxetine (Prozac) by itself
- The second had only talk therapy
- The third group had a combination of the two.
Those in the combination group had the best outcomes. The ones who took fluoxetine alone had twice the number of suicidal thought compared to the other two groups.
The study was published in the Archives of General Psychiatry.
Posted By: Aspen Education Group