Alternative therapies can augment treatment in resistant depression

Alternative therapies can augment treatment in resistant depression

A recent article from the Family Practice News says there are many other treatment options for people suffering from depression than just drugs.

"Massage can effectively improve mood for individuals with depression as well. In a study of HIV-positive individuals with major depressive disorder and on stable medication, those who received weekly massage had a 33% decrease in HAM-D scores, compared with a 12% increase for those receiving light touch, and a 9% decrease for those on a wait list who received neither touch nor massage (P less than .05). The response rate of 40% for those receiving massage also was significantly higher than the 6.3% for those receiving light touch and the 14% for those on the wait list (P less than .05)."

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