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Research Article

Acupuncture and Counselling for Depression in Primary Care: A Randomised Controlled Trial

  • Hugh MacPherson mail,

    hugh.macpherson@york.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York, United Kingdom

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  • Stewart Richmond,

    Affiliation: Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York, United Kingdom

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  • Martin Bland,

    Affiliation: Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York, United Kingdom

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  • Stephen Brealey,

    Affiliation: Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York, United Kingdom

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  • Rhian Gabe,

    Affiliation: Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York, United Kingdom

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  • Ann Hopton,

    Affiliation: Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York, United Kingdom

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  • Ada Keding,

    Affiliation: Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York, United Kingdom

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  • Harriet Lansdown,

    Affiliation: Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York, United Kingdom

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  • Sara Perren,

    Affiliation: Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York, United Kingdom

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  • Mark Sculpher,

    Affiliation: Centre for Health Economics, University of York, York, United Kingdom

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  • Eldon Spackman,

    Affiliation: Centre for Health Economics, University of York, York, United Kingdom

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  • David Torgerson,

    Affiliation: Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York, United Kingdom

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  • Ian Watt

    Affiliation: Hull York Medical School, University of York, York, United Kingdom

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  • Published: September 24, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001518
  • Featured in PLOS Collections

About the Authors

Hugh MacPherson, Stewart Richmond, Martin Bland, Stephen Brealey, Rhian Gabe, Ann Hopton, Ada Keding, Harriet Lansdown, Sara Perren, David Torgerson
Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York, United Kingdom
Mark Sculpher, Eldon Spackman
Centre for Health Economics, University of York, York, United Kingdom
Ian Watt
Hull York Medical School, University of York, York, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: hugh.macpherson@york.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: HM SR MB MS DT IW. Performed the experiments: HM SR MB SB AH HL SP MS DT IW. Analyzed the data: MB RG AK MS ES. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: HM AK RG ES. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: HM SR MB SB RG AH AK HL SP MS ES DT IW. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: HM SR MB SB RG AH AK HL SP MS ES DT IW. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: HM SR MB SB RG AH AK HL SP MS ES DT IW. Enrolled patients: SR AH.