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Why are combined treatments best for mood disorder?

Research has proven definitively that mood disorders improve when individuals utilize more than one treatment. Those who only pursue talk therapy sometimes cannot get into a clear enough frame of mind to benefit from it. Those using only medication ignore life issues that they cannot manage alone, thereby adding to their stress and dysfunction. The effects of talk therapy and medication are buoyed by emotional and educational reinforcement offered by support groups. Finally, a body has its best chances of performing optimally when healthy. Boost your medication's effectiveness by eating well and exercising.

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