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Mixing Up Meds to Treat Depression

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Mixing Up Meds to Treat Depression

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Mixing Up Meds to Treat Depression

Mixing Up Meds to Treat Depression

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Results of the nation's largest depression study are out this week in the New England Journal of Medicine, and the message largely backs up what psychiatrists and patients have known for a long time: You may have to try many different drugs before you find the one — or ones — that work.

Guest:

Dr. John Rush, Jr. , Betty Jo Hay distinguished chair in Mental Health; Rosewood Corporation chair in biomedical science; professor of psychiatry and clinical sciences, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center