Depression Research Update August 2016

August 2, 2016
Mark L. Fuerst

Three recent studies assess the benefits of various therapies for MDD.

References:

1. Richards DA, Ekers D, McMillan D, et al. Cost and Outcome of Behavioural Activation versus Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Depression (COBRA): a randomised, controlled, non-inferiority trial. Lancet. Published online July 22, 2016. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(16)31140-0.
2. Kellner CH, Husain MM, Knapp RG, et al. Right unilateral ultrabrief pulse ECT in geriatric depression: phase 1 of the PRIDE Study. Am J Psychiatry. Published online July 15, 2016. http://dx.doi.org/10.1176/appi.ajp.2016.15081101.
3. Quiroz JA, Tamburri P, Deptula D, et al. Efficacy and Safety of Basimglurant as Adjunctive Therapy for Major Depression: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Psychiatry. 2016;73:675-684. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2016.0838.