Medication use rises, even as researchers find effective alternatives in treating depression

    Many non-medication approaches to treating depression are very effective – but are patients requesting these methods, and are doctors recommending them? A recent analysis of drug use among Americans shows that the use of pharmaceutical drugs has increased sharply.

    In their weekly conversation, WHYY’s behavioral health reporter Maiken Scott and psychologist Dan Gottlieb discuss treating depression and medications.

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