View Full Version : Depressed Patients Do Well with Cheaper Treatment

07-25-2016, 09:30 AM
Many people with depression struggle to get treatment for the condition, in part because "talk therapy" can be expensive, and there aren't enough qualified therapists to deliver it. But now, a new study suggests that a simple and relatively cheap type of talk therapy may work just as well at treating depression as the current "gold standard" treatment. The findings suggest that using this simpler therapy called behavioral activation on a wide scale could improve access to treatment for depression and reduce health care costs, the researchers said.