The best cure for depression is accompanied by counseling
For those of us who suffered from depression severe enough, taking drugs is not the only option. We can also do counseling with a therapist as another alternative. But still many people still choose anti-depression pills as a way out. In the United Kingdom alone, seven ranked as the country with most depression drug consumption in parts of the Western world.
The researchers tried to compare the anti-depressants, like Prozac, with the psychological approach that usually involves a cognitive behavior therapist. In the study that they found no difference in effectiveness between medications and therapy for those with severe depression levels.
Peneli said many patients who prefer psychological treatment, but ultimately choosing medicine. It is due to limited access to counseling and sometimes there is a long waiting list. Similarly, the value of counseling has a tendency to be greater high-priced compared to anti-depression pills
National Institute of Health and Care Excellence says, for those who experience severe depression should be offered a combination of medication and counseling.
“Antidepressants and talk with such a therapist counseling should be offered to the patient with the disease of depression.” Said Prof. Sir Simon Wessely, President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Prof. Shirley Reynolds, from the University of Reading, also said the patient’s depression also should be given the opportunity to choose the care they want. According to him the best result for the patient to recover from the disease of depression by drinking and drugs counseling together.