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Video: Vanderbilt University Professor, Steven Hollon Presents on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Questions the Efficacy of Antidepressant Medications

Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series — The Center for Research on Families welcomed Steven Hollon, PhD, who presented "Is Cognitive Therapy Enduring or are Antidepressants Iatrogenic?" on Monday, 12/11/17.

Does the addition of antidepressant medications to cognitive therapy (CT) have an iatrogenic effect that interferes with CT's known enduring effect on depression? Might the combination possibly prolong the length of the underlying episode?  In his talk, Dr. Hollon presented his research findings, which raise concerns that cognitive therapy provided in combination with medication does little to prevent recurrence of depression. Read more about the presentation here.