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Psychological treatments are effective for depression in primary care, study shows

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h174 (Published 14 January 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h174
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. 1London

Psychological treatments such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) are moderately more effective than standard care without talking therapies for treating depression in primary care, shows a systematic review that also demonstrated that minimal contact approaches have similar efficacy to individualised therapies.1

Most patients with depression are managed in primary care, but most studies of treatment strategies have been carried …

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