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Behavioral Therapy Beneficial for Depression in People in Treatment

Behavioral Therapy Proves Beneficial for Depression

Researchers in California have found that cognitive behavioral therapy is beneficial for depression in people in treatment for drug and alcohol addiction.

Depression is a common occurrence in people struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. Unfortunately, many people do not get treatment for both substance abuse and depression, making it difficult for treatment to be successful.

“The consequences of this unmet need are great. The unmet need are great. The interactive nature of the two disorders leads to poorer depression and substance abuse treatment outcomes compared with the outcomes when only one disorder is treated,” said Dr. Katherine E. Watkins, the lead author of the study.

 

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