Date of Submission
Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
2019 Malka Y Kausar
On average 322 million people worldwide are affected by depression. It is one of the leading causes of death in the United States and is often paired with anxiety. Although there are several ways to treat both depression and anxiety, the most popular way is through the use of anti-depressant medication. Typical alternative methods are talk therapy and acupuncture, which brings me to my question: Are anti-depressants truly the most effective way to treat depression or are they ultimately the most cost effective for patients suffering from the mental illness because they are the type of treatment most covered by insurance companies?
Kausar, Malka Yasmeen, "The Happy Pill: Is anti-depressant medication more effective than alternative methods or simply more cost effective for patients?" (2019). CMC Senior Theses. 2179.