Talk to Treat Depression

According to the scientists from the University of Bristol (UK), a usual conversation can help a person get rid of depression.


The experts conducted a survey of 470 people suffering from the forms of depression that could not be cured with the classical method. The volunteers were divided into two groups: the first one underwent cognitive-behavioral therapy (as a form of talk therapy) in a combination with the popular types of antidepressant medications. The second group received only conventional medical treatment.

The scientists were surprised by the result of the study: 46 percent of the respondents from the group treated with talk therapy confirmed some improvement after six months. Among the volunteers treated with medication, only 22% showed a positive change. Thus, conversation doubles the chances of success.