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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.

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Posted by Will Baum, LCSW