Combination treatment with psychotherapy and antidepressant medication (ADM) appears to optimize rates of recovery in patients with severe, nonchronic major depressive disorder (MDD).

A large-scale, multicenter, randomized clinical trial conducted by investigators at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, showed that patients with severe, nonchronic depression had better rates of recovery if they were treated with cognitive therapy (CT) combined with ADMs compared with patients treated with ADMs alone.

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