Which psychosocial interventions for the treatment of mild depression are supported by APA guidelines?

Updated: Mar 28, 2019
  • Author: Jerry L Halverson, MD; Chief Editor: David Bienenfeld, MD  more...
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In mild cases, psychosocial interventions are often recommended as first-line treatments. The American Psychiatric Association (APA) guideline supports this approach but notes that combining psychotherapy with antidepressant medication may be more appropriate for patients with moderate to severe major depressive disorder. [8]


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