Integrative Therapies for Depression
Redefining Models for Assessment, Treatment, and Prevention
By: James Greenblatt, MD & Kelly Brogan, MD
The pervasive use of antidepressant medications has provided mixed results with efficacy of far lower than originally described. Only about 54 percent of depressed patients show substantial clinical improvements when they take their medicines as prescribed, and of those people, two-thirds continue to experience residual symptoms that interfere with their ability to function. The placebo response rate is about 40% and has continued to increase over the years.