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APA 2013

Psychiatry Searches for New Ways to Treat and Diagnose

By Anette Breindl
Science Editor

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Major depression affects more than 15 percent of the population at some point in their lives, and about 7 percent in any given year. Currently approved antidepressants are effective only about half the time – and even then, with a lag time of several weeks after a patient starts taking them.

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