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Depression treatment: Better but still not great
Depression affects 1 in 6 Americans in the course of his or her lifetime. And while antidepressant medications have seemingly revolutionized treatment, making the depressed well again is a largely hit-or-miss proposition. A review of advances in depression treatment published in the Lancet this week acknowledges the limitations of current treatment, but looks ahead hopefully to several new therapies -- among them, deep-brain stimulation.
By Melissa Healy/Los Angeles Times/For the Booster Shots blog
December 19, 2011