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Pittsburgh Highlights Efficacy of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Treatment Resistant Depression

Dr. Stephan Wisniewski, senior associate dean and co-director of the Epidemiology Data Center at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, co-authored a recent commentary in The Lancet that argues in favor of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for people with depression that is not responding to antidepressants and who are receptive to psychotherapy. Dr. Wisniewski and co-author Dr. Michael Otto, professor of psychology at Boston University, discuss a study of more than 450 patients with treatment-resistant depression in the United Kingdom who were randomly assigned to receive usual care or CBT and followed for a year, and put it in context of previous studies on the subject.