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Research Article

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

    mail@juergen-barth.de

    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
  • Featured in PLOS Collections

About the Authors

Jürgen Barth, Thomas Munder, Heike Gerger, Eveline Nüesch, Sven Trelle, Peter Jüni
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Eveline Nüesch, Sven Trelle, Peter Jüni
CTU Bern, Department of Clinical Research, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Eveline Nüesch
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
Hansjörg Znoj
Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, University Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Pim Cuijpers
Department of Clinical Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Corresponding Author

Email: mail@juergen-barth.de

Competing Interests

PJ is an unpaid member of steering group or executive committee of trials funded by Abbott Vascular, Biosensors, Medtronic and St. Jude Medical. CTU Bern, which is part of the University of Bern, has a staff policy of not accepting individual honoraria or consultancy fees. However, CTU Bern is involved in design, conduct, or analysis of clinical studies funded by Abbott Vascular, Ablynx, Amgen, AstraZeneca, Biosensors, Biotronic, Boehrhinger Ingelheim, Eisai, Eli Lilly, Exelixis, Geron, Gilead Sciences, Nestlé, Novartis, Novo Nordisc, Padma, Roche, Schering-Plough, St. Jude Medical, and Swiss Cardio Technologies. The other authors declare that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Analyzed the data: EN ST JB TM PJ. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: JB TM PJ. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: JB TM HG EN ST HJZ PJ PC. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: JB TM HG EN ST HJZ PJ PC. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: JB TM HG EN ST HJZ PJ PC.