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Comparative Efficacy of Seven Psychotherapeutic Interventions for Patients with Depression: A Network Meta-Analysis

  • Jürgen Barth equal contributor mail,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Jürgen Barth, Thomas Munder

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    Affiliation: Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

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  • Thomas Munder equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Jürgen Barth, Thomas Munder

    Affiliation: Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

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  • Heike Gerger,

    Affiliation: Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

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  • Eveline Nüesch,

    Affiliations: Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland, CTU Bern, Department of Clinical Research, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland, Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Sven Trelle,

    Affiliations: Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland, CTU Bern, Department of Clinical Research, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

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  • Hansjörg Znoj,

    Affiliation: Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, University Bern, Bern, Switzerland

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  • Peter Jüni,

    Affiliations: Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland, CTU Bern, Department of Clinical Research, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

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  • Pim Cuijpers

    Affiliation: Department of Clinical Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Published: May 28, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001454
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Did the study control for severity of depression?

Posted by paulkudlow on 29 May 2013 at 19:13 GMT

Interesting study. I wonder if the authors controlled for severity of depression? Psychotherapy may be as effective as antidepressants in the treatment of "mild depression," but I would be quite surprised if both therapies were as effective for severe depression.

-Paul Kudlow, MD
University of Toronto

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