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CBT better than antidepressants for infertile women

Cognitive behaviour therapy is a better option than drug therapy in infertile women suffering from depression and anxiety, an Iranian study suggests.

Researchers randomised 89 women with mild to moderate depression to receive 10 sessions of CBT, 20 mg/day of fluoxetine for 90 days or no intervention.

CBT resolved symptoms in 79.3% of patients compared with 50% of those treated with fluoxetine and 10% of controls.

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