Monthly Archives: March 2011

Peer Support As Effective as Medication in Treating Depression

Peer Support As Effective as Medication in Treating DepressionIf you are one of the 19 million Americans suffering from depression, a new treatment is available that may be just as effective as traditional methods of treatment. After analyzing existing data on depression, a new study reveals that peer support helped reduce symptoms of depression better than psychotherapy and anti-depressants and fared almost as well as cognitive behavioral therapy. This offers hope to those who have been unsuccessful managing depression in the past. Continue reading