Face Time v. Depression
From Web MD, a study showing that, with or without meds, increased face-to-face time with health care staff can result in decreased depression.
About 30% of patients on placebo who were given one screening test per visit showed mood improvements on a commonly used scale known as the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale. In contrast, about 42% of patients on placebo improved when given four assessments per visit.
Posted by Will Baum, LCSW