From the Editor
This week, hundreds of thousands of Canadians will not go to work because of mental health problems, depression being the most common.
But despite the long shadow cast by depression on our society, it’s difficult not to feel that we fall short in terms of our active management. Many people struggle with their symptoms; even when they can beat the “black dog” – to use Winston Churchill’s term – they are at high risk for relapse.
Here are two papers that look at bettering outcomes.
In the first, the authors ask if mindfulness can prevent the relapse of depression. The second paper considers the use of statins to improve the effects of antidepressants.