Are all psychotherapies equally effective for the treament of depression? Or do cognitive behavioral techniques clearly rise above the pack, as implied by the amount of media coverage they receive?
Most people with bipolar disorder are maintained on antidepressants, but the evidence base is rather meager. In a recent trial, researchers recruited 70 patients with bipolar disorder, all of whom had responded to a combination of a mood stabilizer and an antidepressant.
Dr. Aiken is the Editor in Chief of The Carlat Psychiatry Report; director of the Mood Treatment Center in North Carolina, where he maintains a private practice combining medication and therapy along with evidence-based complementary and alternative treatments; and Assistant Professor NYU Langone Department of Psychiatry. He has worked as a research assistant at the NIMH and a sub-investigator on clinical trials, and conducts research on a shoestring budget out of his private practice. Follow him on Twitter and find him on LinkedIn.