A study in the Lancet says cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can reduce symptoms of depression in people who fail to respond to drug treatment.
CBT is a kind of psychotherapy that was instituted to help nearly half of the 234 patients who underwent it added with normal care from their GP.
People with depression, almost sums up to two-thirds, do not respond to anti-depressants.
Charity Mind said patients should have access to a range of treatments.
CBT is a type of talking psychotherapy to facilitate people with depression to amend the way they think to improve correct how they feel and change their behaviour.
The study followed 469 patients with treatment-resistant depression picked from GP practices in Bristol, Exeter and Glasgow over 12 months.
Two groups were studied which one group of patients continued with their usual care from their GP that would mean anti-depressant medication included while the other group was also treated with CBT
Researchers got to know that 46% of those who had received CBT showed at least a 50% reduction in their symptoms after six months.
This is all with the comparison to 22% undergoing the same reduction in the other group.
The study established CBT was useful in dropping symptoms and improving patients’ worth of life. The developments had been preserved for 12 months, it added.