Therapy, including family therapy, is helpful and important even in the age of SSRIs

From the New York Times.  Despite the dire title, I find this article hopeful. 

...for patients with the most common conditions, like depression and anxiety, empirically supported psychotherapies — that is, those shown to be safe and effective in randomized controlled trials — are indeed the best treatments of first choice. Medications, because of their potential side effects, should in most cases be considered only if therapy either doesn’t work well or if the patient isn’t willing to try counseling.