Adding Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Substance Abuse Treatment Helps with Depression

A new study has found that cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) may alleviate depression among patients in addiction treatment programs. Researchers from the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, California, said that symptoms of depression are common in individuals suffering from substance abuse problems, but that sometimes patients who seek treatment are only treated for their substance…

Anti-Inflammatory Drugs May Reduce Effectiveness of Some Antidepressants

A new study has found that some anti-inflammatory medications, including ibuprofen, aspirin, and naproxen, can reduce the effectiveness of SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors), the most commonly prescribed antidepressant medications. SSRIs are often used to treat depression, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. This could help explain why many people suffering from depression do not respond to…