Holistic Approach Outperforms Medication for Youth Anxiety and Depression

Outlet: Mad in America

Mad in America: In a recent comparison study published in the Community Mental Health Journal, two approaches to treating depression and anxiety symptoms experienced by young adults were evaluated, a 13-week program featuring overlapping biopsychosocial components and outpatient psychiatric care comprising medication-only. The research team, led by Shannon Hughes of Colorado State University, investigated both short- and long-term effects of both treatment approaches.