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AMD patients with depression benefit from behavior therapy
AMD patients with depression benefit from behavior therapy (July 9, 2014 - Insidermedicine) From Philadelphia - According to a report published in Ophthalmology, age-related macular degeneration patients can reduce their risk of depression through integrated rehabilitation therapies. Researchers studied nearly 200 AMD patients with signs of early depression. Participants initially underwent outpatient low vision optometric rehabilitation, and then were randomized to either six one-hour sessions of behaviour activation therapy or six one-hour sessions of supportive therapy. Results showed that participants in the behaviour activation group had nearly 50% lower depression rates than those undergoing supportive therapy.
 
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