By Lindsay Holmes
March 7, 2017
People who seek professional help for mental health conditions like
depression or panic disorder are more likely to accept and follow through
when talk therapy is prescribed, rather than medication, according to a new
meta-analysis of previous research.
The report, published by the American Psychological Association, found that
patients were as much as three times more likely to refuse or not complete
their recommended mental health treatment if it took the form of
psychotropic medicine, such as antidepressants, instead of psychotherapy.