How to compare effectiveness of psychological treatment for psychological illness, versus medical treatment for medical illness?

Why is it best to combine drug therapies with other therapies?

Combined treatment produces not only faster8 and greater short-term benefits, but greater long-term benefits as well. Patients receiving combined treatment with CBT have a lower relapse rate than do patients receiving medications alone.

Is medication part of psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is often used in combination with medication to treat mental health conditions. In some circumstances medication may be clearly useful and in others psychotherapy may be the best option. For many people combined medication and psychotherapy treatment is better than either alone.

Can CBT be combined with medication?

CBT is the most well-studied form of psychotherapy for depression and has been shown to be effective when used alone or in combination with medication. Patients receiving CBT work collaboratively with their therapists to learn specific skills to solve their problems and manage their emotions.

When cognitive behavioral therapy and antidepressant therapies are combined?

Conclusions: The order in which CBT and antidepressant medication were sequentially combined did not appear to affect outcomes. Addition of an antidepressant is an effective approach to treating residual symptoms for patients who do not achieve remission with CBT, as is adding CBT after antidepressant monotherapy.

Why would a combination of therapy and medication be the most beneficial treatment for depression?

Conclusion: Patients found combined treatment significantly more acceptable, they were significantly less likely to drop out of combined therapy and, ultimately, significantly more likely to recover. Combined therapy is preferable to pharmacotherapy in the treatment of ambulatory patients with major depression.

Which do you think is more effective combining drug and therapeutic treatments or therapeutic treatment alone?

Research generally shows that psychotherapy is more effective than medications, and that adding medications does not significantly improve outcomes from psychotherapy alone.

How effective is combination therapy?

They found that patients receiving combination psychological and drug therapy were most likely to respond. They were: 27% more likely to respond than those receiving psychotherapy alone. 25% more likely to respond than those receiving drug treatment alone.

What is the best combination of antidepressants?

Bupropion, citalopram, escitalopram, and sertraline were better tolerated than the other antidepressants. Escitalopram and sertraline were found to have the best combination of efficacy and acceptability. Efficacy results.