Journal of
Neuroscience and Behavioral Health

  • Abbreviation: J. Neurosci. Behav. Health
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2286
  • DOI: 10.5897/JNBH
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 66

Full Length Research Paper

Non-drug strategies in the management of depression: A comprehensive study of systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials

Sameer Dhingra1,2* and Milind Parle2
1Institute of Pharmacy and Emerging Sciences, Baddi University of Emerging Sciences and Technology, Baddi, Himachal Pradesh, India. 2Pharmacology Division, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, Hisar, Haryana, India.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 27 May 2011
  •  Published: 30 May 2011


Between 5 to 10% of the population experience depression at any time in any year, needing psychiatric or psychosocial intervention. The World Health Organization has reported that depression's financial burden globally ranked fourth in 2000, and will increase by 2020 to be the second most costly disease. This paper focus on the range of non-drug strategies available to patients, other than prescribed pharmacological treatments, which could be helpful in treating depression.


Key words: Systematic review, meta-analysis, depression, non-drug, psychological therapies, exercise and lifestyle interventions, complementary and alternative treatments.