Dr. Mayberg describes the treatment options for depression.
Well, the good news is that there are a lot of treatments available for depression. Many people can be treated effectively with medication or with certain forms of psychotherapy. And again, I will always refer to treatments that have been tested by rigorous, controlled clinical trials, not just an experience of anecdotes of someone getting better or not, but it’s lots of literature, many papers, many studies over the last number of years that show that people can have recovery from a major depression using a variety of medications or, being treated with interpersonal psychotherapy or cognitive behavioral therapy.
About Dr. Mayberg, M.D., FRCPC:
Helen Mayberg, M.D., FRCPC, if a Professor of Psychiatry Neurology at Emory University School of Medicine. She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychobiology from the University of California and her medical degree from the University of Southern California, School of Medicine. Her research concerns the characterization of neural systems mediating mood and emotions in health and disease using functional neuroimaging. Defining brain mechanisms underlying major depression is the primary goal, with an emphasis on development of algorithms that will discriminate patient subgroups, optimize treatment selection, and provide markers of disease vulnerability.