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The Implications of Chronobiology for Psychiatry

Chronobiology has undergone exponential growth in the past decade, with major discoveries at the molecular and neuroanatomic level.

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Patients with severe depression are more likely to have symptom remission with a combination of cognitive therapy and antidepressant medication than those with less severe or more chronic illness.

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