Your Health: May 29, 2000

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ANALYZE THIS Which is a better way to treat depression--psychotherapy or medication? After years of debate, a major study confirms, for now, that the answer is a combo of both. Researchers studying 700 folks with severe, chronic depression--some had been afflicted for 20 years--found that symptoms like loss of appetite, difficulty sleeping and general unhappiness were alleviated in an astonishing 85% of patients after just 12 weeks of therapy paired with daily doses of the antidepressant nefazodone. Now that's something to lift anyone's spirits.

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