Depression Research Update August 2016


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


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:
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.
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.

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